2022 is almost at a close, which means it’s time to start thinking about your goals for 2023. If you’re setting health and fitness resolutions for the New Year, you might be wondering:
“Do I need to hire a personal trainer?”
At Form Fitness, we’re a personal training gym. So if you ask us this question, we might be a little biased. But we’re also experts in training people 1-on-1, and we know how beneficial it can be.
So here’s what we think – 13 reasons why you should consider hiring a PT to help you reach your 2023 fitness goals.
1. Your personal trainer will tell you what to do… and what not to do
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed in this busy world with so many different options. If you’ve got information overload and don’t know where to start, a personal trainer can cut through the noise and give you clear directions on how to get started.
2. They’ll make sure your goal is achievable
Goals are a great way to stay motivated – if they’re achievable. An unachievable goal will make you feel unmotivated and unsuccessful. Your personal trainer can help you set goals that are realistic and achievable, and break your bigger goals down into achievable milestones. If you’re someone who is always setting big fitness goals and forever falling short, consider talking to a personal trainer.
3. They’ve done it before with other people
Fitness might be new to you, but this isn’t your PT’s first rodeo. They’ve helped so many people reach their goals and they really know the ropes. Personal training does require financial investment, but you will save so much time and effort by not having to figure it out yourself.
4. It’s an appointment you have to keep
For busy professionals, the best way to make sure you’ll do something is by blocking out time in your calendar. It’s even better if someone else is expecting you to show up for it, and you’ve pre-paid the session.
5. They’ll write you a program
A program is an excellent way to improve your results in the gym. This is a plan with all the steps laid out that will get you to your goal. Most personal trainers include this as part of their services.
6. You’ll learn tools that last a lifetime
A good personal trainer will tell you what to do in the gym, but a great personal trainer will reinforce good habits and teach you how to use these skills even when you’re on your own. You’ll learn how to move well, plan your day, and set healthy habits so you can maintain your results.
7. Nutritional guidance
Training is only one half of the equation. If you want to get results in the gym – regardless of your goal – you need to watch what you’re putting into your mouth. Your PT can advise you on how and what to eat to achieve your goals faster.
8. They’ll be cheering for you
Surrounding yourself with people who support your goals will make your journey a lot easier. That’s true with anything in life; but as adults it’s sometimes hard to find people who support your fitness goals. Your personal trainer is not just there to educate you, they’ll become an invaluable part of your support network.
9. They’ll motivate you to push harder
Everyone has days where they’d rather take it easy. But your trainer can see when you’ve got more in the tank and push you to reach your potential in each session… and sometimes you’ll surprise yourself by doing something you never thought you had in you.
10. It will be harder to quit
The #1 thing that stands in the way of people achieving their goals is whether or not they can stick to the process. When things get tough and you feel like quitting, your trainer will give you the support you need to stay the course.
11. You’ll learn the right technique
Using the right technique is essential for getting the most out of your training. Good form will help you target the right muscles, get stronger, and avoid getting injured. The mirror can help you check your form, but even seasoned gym-goers will need an extra set of experienced eyes for technical feedback.
12. They’ll customise the plan to suit your needs & schedule
Humans are creatures of habit and convenience, and life becomes a lot easier when we work with this, not against it. The best training and nutrition plan is the one that fits into your schedule. Your training might be hard, but getting to the gym should be the easy part. A good PT understands this and will help integrate the plan into your lifestyle.
If you don’t know anything about engines, why would you try to fix your car yourself? You wouldn’t – because it’s a lot easier and a lot less frustrating to hire an expert. The same applies with fitness. Personal trainers dedicate their lives and careers to training people. They specialise in making people fitter, stronger, faster, leaner, and healthier. You can try it on your own, but it’s going to be a lot easier and less frustrating if you hire an expert.
13. They’re experts
What would you add to the list?
If any of these resonated with you, or if you want to get a headstart on your 2023 goals, we’d love to talk to you. Get in contact here. You can reach out to us for a personal trainer in Pymble, Lindfield and Lane Cove.