Maybe you find yourself waking up tired all the time and having to grab a coffee before you come to life in the morning?
Possibly your career takes up a lot of your time and due to the hard work you put in you find yourself feeling tired a lot of the time?
Maybe you have some ongoing niggles or injuries that are stopping you from enjoying exercise like you used to?
Perhaps you’ve been to gyms before or hired different trainers and not achieved your specific goal and this has given you a jaded perspective on fitness?
The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone. The right personal trainer could be exactly what you’re looking for.
An experienced personal trainer can help you maximise your physical and mental performance. It’s a sound investment that can improve your health, wealth and relationships.
Let me share with you my top 10 reasons for hiring a personal trainer/fitness coach.
1. Reduce injury risk
Lack of knowledge on how to train properly and poor execution usually results in injury.
A knowledgeable personal trainer will improve your exercise execution and skill so that you train efficiently, with little risk of injury.
2. Personal trainers are inexpensive
Well, inexpensive is really a subjective claim, as everyone’s idea of expensive is relative.
But if you look at it as an investment in yourself and see how the physical benefits will improve your overall health and fitness, then you’ll save far more than you’ll spend.
Think about all of the times you maybe “treat” yourself in order to pick yourself up when you feel down.
Eating takeaways or going to the pub for instance.
How much might you spend on these things a week? Let’s say £50 for example. Over the course of the year that is over £2500.
As part of your transformation with your coach, you’d be encouraged to cut down (not eliminate) some of these not-so-healthy indulgences while focusing on improving nutrition. This means that investing in a personal trainer isn’t as expensive as it first appears.
The biggest return on investment is in your personal health and fitness.
All our clients say they feel healthier, happier and more confident because of the coaching and this usually leads to a more fulfilled life. This end result is more than worth investing in.
3. Long-term guidance and motivation
As we age, climb the ladder of success at work, and commit time to our families, it can get harder to stay motivated toward exercise and nutrition.
This is why having a trainer to guide and motivate you, will keep you focused and help you to maximise your time around your day-to-day responsibilities.
Initially, you may need to see your trainer more often to get on the right track; however, once you have learned what to do and how to do it, you can spread your sessions out if you want, making these sessions your “review, revise and recalibrate” check-ups.
Your personal trainer is there, waiting for you to come in and train. You can’t just say, “I’ll train tomorrow” at the last minute when you don’t feel like it.
A personal trainer also keeps you focused on why you want to exercise in the first place, helping you understand why it’s so important to be consistent with your training programme.
They also keep you focused on why you want to exercise in the first place, helping you understand why it’s so important to be consistent with your training programme and driven towards achieving your desired goals.
5. Variety and creativity
Good trainers are professionals who are well-versed in making exercise and physical fitness a “fun” and satisfying process by offering varied methods of workout.
It is very easy to get bored with repetitive gym routines, resulting in the excuses for not training to creep in. It’s much easier to stay consistent if training is kept fresh and fun and it’s the job of your trainer to do this.
6. Learn life-long skills
The role of a personal trainer is to provide you with the right knowledge, resources, guidance, training and skills so that you can do “it” for yourself!
They are there to support you as you work towards enhancing the quality of your life now and in the future.
An expert personal trainer will guide you and teach you how to become your own personal trainer!
7. Put the “personal” in your training
Your coach will assess your physical fitness, specific needs, injuries, health conditions and training goals (exercising while pregnant for example).
The fitness professional will then develop a personal training programme with clear timelines and short-term achievement goals that will safely and effectively enable you to succeed.
8. Lose stubborn fat safely
It can become increasingly challenging to lose fat at certain stages in life. approaching middle age and post-pregnancy are only a couple.
A personal trainer can help you build and maintain muscle mass, increasing your caloric expenditure which can help to burn unwanted fat.
They can also refer you to the proper specialists to address any medical issues that may be hampering your efforts.
9. A trainer is a great resource
A good trainer usually has a network of other specialists in the areas of nutrition, naturopathic medicine, massage, and more.
Your trainer can refer you to the right specialists for all your health and wellness needs.
10. Set the stage for a healthier future
Being willing to make real long-term changes in your life comes from within. Personal trainer hire, even in the short term, can set the stage for a healthier, happier and more functionally active future.
We all want to be healthy and happy well into our later years. Why not let a qualified personal trainer get you started in the right direction?
Let them be the spark that lights the fire to continue your health and fitness programme on your own.
After all, while our top ten reasons to hire a trainer are important, the number-one reason will always be your health and vitality!
I hope my 10 reasons to hire a personal trainer has inspired you to either begin, continue or supercharge your health and fitness journey.
Here at DMC Fitness, we offer a Success Session consultation, so if you feel that you’re ready to begin your transformation journey, we can help.
During a consultation, our expert health and fitness professionals take the time to learn about you, and your needs, and share with you our tailored approach to YOUR health and fitness.
Until next time, “Strength for Life”
Davie McConnachie is Scotland’s leading health and wellness coach, multi-award-winning gym owner, motivational speaker, and the founder of DMC Fitness, a fitness education facility known as the premier choice for 1-2-1 personal training. He has inspired thousands of people to fall in love with fitness – his true mission in life.
In his own fitness journey, Davie has athletically competed in Mixed Martial Arts fighting for Scottish and British titles, boxed for Scotland’s top amateur boxing team, and competed internationally in Girevoy (kettlebell) Sport.
Diving into the world of sports and wellness has helped Davie to deal with his own inner demons. He. overcame many dark times using his own unique method to complete his cycle of H.E.A.L.I.N.G.