When you really need a personal trainer in your corner

We outline the ideal occasions for when you need a personal trainer by your side.

Mon, 3 June 2024,
posted by City of Sydney

When it comes to our training, we all need a helping hand now and then. This is when a personal trainer can be your best option.

Personal trainers play an important role at any gym. They help identify health and wellbeing goals, work side by side with clients through training sessions, and provide general health and wellness advice.

There are certain situations when a personal trainer can play an essential role in your training routine.

1. Starting out

When you first make the decision to start exercising, it can be overwhelming as to where to start.

You may want to use some of the equipment and weights in the gym. However which ones do you begin with, how do you use them, what muscles do they target and what is the best weight to use.

A PT can develop a program, outlining the best machines and equipment to use and demonstrate proper technique so you start safely, and with confidence.

Though a personal trainer is not a qualified dietician or nutritionist, they are qualified to give you basic advice within the guidelines of the Australian Dietary guidelines to help you eat better and improve your lifestyle.

2. More motivation and greater accountability

It is an all too common situation, we start training with the best of intentions and then after a while, we start to lose motivation or get bored from doing the same thing over and over again.

The beauty of using a PT is they can recommend new and creative ways to train to kickstart your motivation, get you out of your comfort zone and back into top gear again.

Because a PT is always with you, it is a lot harder to cheat or cut corners - this guarantees you get the most out of every session.

3. Training for a special event

If you are looking to compete in a body building or body sculpting competition, want to run in a marathon, or are training for a sports event, then a personal trainer can ensure you are well prepared to perform at your best.

Many personal trainers have extra qualifications and experience which can be invaluable when training for sports or special events. They can provide you with a program to help you build strength, minimise the chance of injury, and fine tune your physical and mental focus.

Many athletes and professional sports people work with a PT all year round to ensure they have good form, stay on track and have the edge over their competitors.

4. You have hit a plateau

It happens to the best of us - you have been seeing strong results from your training and then the gains start to slow down and you don't see or feel any improvements.

A PT could be exactly what you need to shake things up and to help you challenge your body (and mind) in new and different ways.

They can also examine your lifestyle as a whole to see if there are any other areas which could be tweaked to give you the change you are looking for.

5. Save time (and money)

One of the most common reasons people don't exercise is that they can't find the time.

Working with a personal trainer may be the best investment you make as they will ensure you get the best results in the short amount of time you do have.

Not only do you receive a challenging workout tailored for you, but a PT will give you support, education and expertise you could never find on your own.

You don't need to think about what training to do and you won't have a chance to procrastinate or waste time. You are guaranteed to get the best bang for your buck and make the most of every minute.

Want to be the best version of you?

Our professional and friendly personal trainers are highly qualified to help you achieve it. They'll be with you every step of the way.

Our personal trainers are available at the following centres: