Thinking about getting a personal trainer?

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This has been something I’ve been thinking about for a while.

If you follow my blog, you’ll know that over the past 3 or 4 months I’ve been on a bit of a journey. A journey that’s taken me off the cardio wagon and I’ve been starting to lift weights. I feel like I’ve got a good base strength now I’ve been hitting it hard, but now I feel like I’ve hit a bit of a wall.

I need a bit of a switch up as I’m getting bored. I want to try new things, I’ve been brave and tried bench and squats recently, but I’m a bit worried about my form. Or lack of form.

My gym has many trainers working there, and when I see them working with someone, I kind of get a bit jealous. I find myself looking over in their direction to see what they’re doing. To see if they’re doing anything I can copy and add into my own routine.

I feel like a just need a bit of guidances to make sure I’m doing the right things. I’ve only just started getting into lifting and I want to build some muscle. But because I’m new, I need advice on how to do it.

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So if you’re thinking of getting yourself a PT, here are some of the benefits:

  • A PT can help you with your goals, we need to train different if our goals are different, for example someone who wants to have visible muscles will have a different program to someone who wants to lift heavy, who will also have a different program to someone who is training for a marathon, powerlifting comp or bikini show.
  • You can get your workout personalised, not only for your goals but for your body type, your health, weaknesses and any injuries you might have.
  • Having a new plan can help with your motivation. Starting something new always inspires me to keep going.
  • You’re committed to an appointment, so there’s no going back. It’s a great way to inspire you to stay on plan if you’re not good at self-motivation.
  • You’ll be shown how to do the moves properly – I know I struggle with depth squats and my back often curves when lifting. These are habits you can’t often change until someone stops you and corrects you.

I watch a lot of YouTubers that do fitness videos, many of them offer online coaching, which is a personalised plans, check-ins, video chats and 24 hours e-mail support. This seems to be something that’s on the increase and it’s great for those that can’t be as flexible with set times every week. Most of these are based in America, though I have recently come across one that offers face to face training as well as online coaching based in London. Right Path Fitness is the website, with several personal trainers with a variety of experience and expertise, they offer personal training, training in small groups and online coaching.

It’s worth a browse of their site if it’s something you’re thinking about, like me!

Have you ever had a PT? Is it something you would recommend?

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4 Comments

  1. June 18, 2016 / 10:49 am

    I’d definitely recommend getting a PT, I worked with someone last year who created me a programme tailored to my needs, ie: exercises to support my swimming, cycling and running. It’s definitely good to get some pointers on technique as well.

  2. June 19, 2016 / 2:19 am

    I’ve been finding your fitness posts very interesting this year given that swimming and running have become my top priority now and I’ve made so many lifestyle changes. Can’t believe I’m getting way more out of it than fashion these days! I’ve never had a personal trainer but I get so many of the benefits from training with my friends from swimming (knowing how to do things properly, motivation, showing up at a set time etc). I wouldn’t be doing my current routine on my own so I definitely see the benefits of getting a personal trainer. I’ll be interested to hear about it if you go that way.

  3. June 21, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    I’ve been wanting to get a PT for ages, but the cost has always put me off. Like, I know it would be worth the cost, but I see it as more of a luxury and something I can’t really afford right now. Anyway, yeah.

  4. June 21, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    I’ve never had a PT session but I’ve thought about it. What puts me off is the cost, everything about my gym is pretty cheap but the PT sessions are pricey! The trainers are always walking the floor though and happy to give advice on technique and form if I ask, so it’s kind of like getting what I need for free haha!

    Sarah đŸ™‚
    Saloca in Wonderland

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