Personal training is where the personal trainer creates a one-on-one fitness program to meet the needs and goals of the client. Whether the goals of the client are to lose weight or gain muscle the personal trainer will help motivate and guide them towards their goal but teaching and helping you to exercise properly using workouts and a specific plan.
There are a huge degree of benefits to using a personal trainer, these include:
- Learning more about health, fitness and exercise
- Help with setting clear targets and goals
- Creating an individualised plan tailored to your needs
- Improving form during exercises
- Help to train safely and reduce risk of injury
- Holding you accountable
- Helping to track progress
- Provision of nutritional advice
- Help to start healthy long-term habits
A personal trainer will create an exercise program that is tailored to your specific goals, needs and ability. The goals that you determine will dictate the nature of the training sessions and they will take into account any physical or mental factors that may affect your training.
Personal training sessions also allow for the personal trainer to assess your form and see that you are performing the exercises with the correct form. Using the correct form ensures that you are engaging the right muscles during each exercise. This allows for progress in the right areas of the body but also helps to avoid injury as non-optimal form can lead to overcompensation which can lead to more strain on joints, ligaments and tendons.
Personal trainers also help to keep you accountable to your goals. If you are working out by yourself it is hard to hold yourself accountable. You are much more likely to do the exercises and sessions if you have a personal trainer with you who is going to motivate you to stick to the plan and program and reach your goals. This added accountability will help with motivation and help you stick to your training program.
Personal training sessions will help you to achieve your physical goals such as weight loss or gaining muscle but it will also help your mental health. Having a personal trainer who acts as a positive role model will encourage and motivate you. This can help to boost your mood and self-confidence.
Your personal trainer will discuss the frequency of sessions per week and also the overall timeframe to set the goals to. Consistency in the number of sessions per week will allow for you and the personal trainer to track your progress from week to week and reassess your goals at regular intervals.