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How Personal Trainers Can Help You Live A Healthier Lifestyle

Posted by Paul Rayner on 20-Apr-2018 09:08:00
Paul Rayner


There are so many reasons why a Personal Trainer (PT) can help you to achieve your health and fitness goals. Here are just a few of the many benefits of working with a PT and how they can help you achieve a healthier lifestyle.
They’re qualified experts

Sometimes going into a gym can be a daunting prospect. You might have clear goals for your own health and fitness but knowing which exercises will deliver the best results isn’t always easy. A PT will know exactly what exercises are the most effective for you and achieving your goals.  

Safety comes first

It’s important that all exercises are performed correctly to avoid risk of injury. A PT will demonstrate how to perform each exercise and help you to achieve good form and technique. Knowing how to perform each exercise correctly will also increase the effectiveness of your fitness programme.

Realistic goals

We are all different, which means that everyone’s abilities and requirements are different when it comes to exercise and physical activity. A PT will help you to set realistic goals that you can achieve.

They listen to you

A PT is often seen as a friend or a mentor to many. They are there to listen to you and understand that you might have limitations or worries about exercise. This can be anything from having an old injury that requires special exercises, to having a phobia or anxiety about working out in the gym. They will do all they can to help, support and motivate you. 


How many times have you gone to bed and said, ‘tomorrow I’m going to get up early and go to the gym before work’, and then when the alarm has gone off you’ve decided to sleep for another hour instead? It’s far harder to do this if you know you have a PT waiting for you at the gym.  

A listening ear

A PT will help you to achieve your fitness goals, but they are also there to help with your overall lifestyle, mental health and wellbeing. When you train with a PT you will naturally chat to them and talk about other areas of your life. PTs love to help people and it’s why many do the job they do and they genuinely care about their clients. They quite often will offer advice about other lifestyle issues such as diet, stress management and overall wellbeing.

A PT can work around your schedule

Regardless of whether you only have time to train at a ridiculously early time in the morning or at 2pm before you pick the children up from school, a PT is one of the most flexible and accommodating professions in terms of hours. They understand that people have different availabilities and will tailor appointment times to suit you.

Kick start your current fitness programme

PTs aren’t just for fitness newbies. PTs are great at kick starting your current fitness programme. They are especially good if you’ve plateaued or are becoming bored with your current routine. A Personal Trainer will take you to the next level and continuously challenge you.  

A good all-rounder

A Personal Trainer is often referred to as a life coach, nutrition guide and motivator all in one, and without them your fitness goals are that much harder to achieve.

What are you waiting for? Get in touch with your local 1Life centre to find out more about working with a Personal Trainer and achieve your fitness goals sooner!


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