Sunglasses to hide tired eyes from the public, check. Bodyguard to protect from the paparazzi, check. Personal trainer to whip the body into shape ready for the premiere, check. There was a time when having a personal trainer was just for celebrities, but nowadays, personal training is far more accessible and affordable, meaning that more and more of us are waking up to the benefits of a personal trainer. We provide the ultimate guide to making personal training work for you!
Gym or personal trainer?
Personal training has rocketed in popularity not because it’s a celebrity must have but because it can be so transformative to both body and mind. Of course, you can get great results at the gym or attending classes yourself, but it’s amazing the difference that having a personal trainer can make. They will design an individual programme for you that takes into account your current fitness, your lifestyle, how much time you have and your goals and work alongside you every step of the way to achieve your goals- which could be in the gym, in a local park or even in your own home.
It’s unwise to think that every personal trainer will be the same- they won’t. Each will have their own style of training, fitness philosophy and personal expertise. With my competitive wrestling background I enjoy working with clients on increasing their athletic performance and endurance training but I also really like the transformative side like weight loss and pre wedding fitness. When you’re looking for a trainer, ask about their fitness philosophy as this’ll give you a good idea as to whether you’ll be a good match.
Results, results, results
Whether it’s to lose weight, tone up, build muscle or increase overall fitness, the reason you’re working out with a personal trainer is simple- to get results. And the reality is that with a personal trainer working alongside you, pushing you on when you would normally falter, and constantly adapting your workouts to maximise results, you will do this quicker and more effectively.
The first step
You’ll be spending a lot of time with your trainer so it’s best to meet them as soon as you can. A trial session will give you a good indication of their personality and whether they are the one to lead you to your fitness goals. Think about how much you can invest in your training in terms of money and time, and work out how training can fit into your schedule ensuring that your and your trainer’s schedules align. Then give it a go, you could be surprised by what you can achieve!