There are over 1200 studios and gyms providing personal training in Adelaide alone. So it is fair to say that personal training is getting quite popular. Were personal training used to be only for the rich and famous, now more and more people see the benefit in hiring a personal trainer or fitness coach.
So if you are passionate about your health and you want to improve your fitness than a personal trainer might be just the thing for you.
So why choose a personal trainer ?
Personal Trainers are experts in training the body. We all have different lifestyles and how we react to fitness training depends on factors such as age, initial fitness level and health status. A personal trainer evaluates all factors in your life to create an exercise routine that works for you. This way you are sure that you are training in a healthy and effective manner
It is no use just doing a few random sessions when you feel like it. You will not get you fitter, lose weight or help put on muscle. That is were a Personal Trainer comes into the picture. A trainer can help you get the most of your training.
Here are just a few benefits that a personal trainer can give you.
A well structured program
In order to achieve your goals, you will need a well structured program. This does not mean that you will do the same thing over and over again. In fact, the key to a good workout routine is variation. A personal trainer has the creativity and know how to make every session fun and challenging.
Research has shown that the majority of the people that start a fitness program, will only continue this for 3 months. Motivation is a key factor in this high number of drop outs. Having someone waiting for you, cheer you on and helping you push through your session, will make your workout routine so much easier.
After all, changing to a healthier lifestyle can be a big challenge and every bit of support will help.
Highlights areas you might not been aware of.
Personal trainers are trained in the right use of equipment, have studied physiology, anatomy, nutrition and injury prevention.
Small anatomical factors like rounded shoulders or a pronated foot can easily cause injuries while training. The same goes for incorrect use of equipment, you might get away with it for a few sessions but sooner or later it will catch up to you.
Most gyms invest heavily in expensive equipment and not without reason.
These machines are designed to move a weight over a predetermined path to minimize injuries when there are no supervisors around.
However, a person rarely uses just one isolated muscle or movement in daily activities. Most movements require more than 1 muscle and use so called ‘helper’ muscles to prevent you from falling or losing balance.
An important group of these “helper” muscles are the core stabilizers, also referred to as core strength. Injuries like ‘lower back pain’ are often caused by the weakening of these core muscles.
A personal trainer will give you exercises to train all muscles more efficiently and to a greater extend. Exercises you will miss out on, unless your training is supervised by a trainer.
Personal training is all about you. A personal trainer can act like your coach and design a program for you that meets your needs and fits into the time you have.
A famous man once said: “If it’s not worth doing properly, it’s not worth doing at all”. After all isn’t health the most important asset that you have?