With all the new-fandangled fitness fads and paraphernalia out there screaming for your hard-earned cash, where does a personal trainer fit? Is it worth it?
It’s a big question, but it’s one that’s worth asking.
If you find you’re plateauing, or if your programme doesn’t seem to be working for you, that real-time PT expertise could be just what you need.
Everyone’s different – different body types, different metabolisms, different recovery rates. A good PT doesn’t use a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, they tailor a bespoke programme that suits you and your body’s needs and abilities.
That means pushing you hard enough to maximise your results, but also making sure you don’t overdo it.
A personalised programme that your PT can tweak from week to week can help you see better results and improve more consistently.
On the other hand, if you’re happy with where you’re at (although who among us is?), or if you’re already making the progress you want, maybe you don’t need a PT.
Some people don’t need extra accountability. The fact that they’re paying for a gym membership is enough motivation to get off the couch and crack into some squats.
And if that’s you, fantastic. A PT may not be the top of your list.
One of the biggest benefits of a PT is keeping you honest about where you’re at and motivating you – even when you feel like staying home, hitting up NetFlix and cracking into that chocolate ice cream you’ve been eyeing up.
Accountability can be a huge help to some people – because a big part of fitness is just showing up. And if you need those friendly reminders to help you focus on your goals, a PT can be a great ally to have in your corner.
It’s really up to you. Can you motivate yourself? Are you making good progress?
If so, you might not need the extra expense of a PT.
If not, that personal touch when it comes to your training could be just the help you need.