The Benefits of Personal Training: Why is it Right for You?
Author: George Barker
While everyone knows that going to the gym or regularly doing some kind of physical activity is good for us, it’s not always easy to find the time or motivation to go. Life gets in the way and training drops down the priority list; work commitments, grocery shopping, or simply wanting to relax after a long day at work can take over. This is where hiring a personal trainer can really help provide that motivation and intent that you need to prioritise your health and longevity over easier home comforts. No matter what level of fitness that you are currently at, doing something is always better than doing nothing!
Personal training can seem like a large and potentially daunting investment. However, here at Body Complete we have the most knowledgeable and experienced team of coaches in the area, ensuring that you get the best results possible. Below is a list of 4 reasons why personal training at Body Complete is best for you:
Expertise and Knowledge:
There’s a lot more that goes into training and achieving results than just turning up to the gym and lifting some weights. That’s why you might see people who have trained regularly for up to a year and have little to no results to show for it! Having the correct knowledge and expertise is key to making improvements in both the short and long term. Luckily, at Body Complete we have an amazing team of extremely knowledgeable and experienced coaches that are able to work with clients of any level, and achieve amazing results with them!
It’s easy to fall for the latest fad routine that’s published in Men’s Fitness without any scientific evidence to back it up. A good personal trainer or coach will keep up to date knowledge on the best and most effective training protocols. this ensures you get the best results without falling prey to fitness trends that don’t work.
Whether your goal is fat loss, gaining muscle, increasing your strength and power, improving your cardiovascular health, or just wanting to be able to move better, there is a coach at Body Complete that has speciality knowledge in one or more of those categories to best suit you and your goals.
Technique and Form Correction:
Being able to execute an exercise correctly and with the right intent is critical to achieving results. Whilst it is possible to research yourself how to correctly perform an exercise online or in a magazine, this information may be incorrect and ill-suited for how your body moves. This can be due to a number of reasons including structural differences, injury history, or mobility limitations. A personal trainer is able to provide real-time, instant feedback on your exercise technique, meaning you are able to reduce injury risk, and get the most benefit out of every repetition!
Alongside having great technique, the intent put in when performing an exercise is also a huge factor in whether you see results or not. Sometimes you might think you’re working hard enough, or moving slow or fast enough for a given exercise, but you aren’t. For example, when performing a slow eccentric, or paused variation of a lift, a “5 second descent with a 5 second hold” in your head, may actually only be a 2 second descent and 3 second hold. This causes the desired effects of the exercise to not be achieved, meaning less results! A personal trainer is able to give this outside perspective to encourage correct intent and execution of a lift that may be difficult or not possible on your own.
Receive the Support You Need:
A personal trainer is able to provide you with all the support you need for your fitness journey. This is not just limited to giving you a programme and making sure you perform exercises correctly. Guidance and support around nutritional habits, education around the how’s and why’s of what you are doing in and outside of the gym, providing accountability and motivation, goal setting, and creating life-long positive changes are all part of a good personal trainers role as well. At Body Complete, our holistic approach to support gives you the tools you need to make a long lasting impact to your health and fitness.
Effective Use of Time and Money:
Personal training allows for you to get the most out of your time and money in the gym. By hiring a personal trainer, you are able to achieve better results in less time due to receiving one-on-one sessions, designed specifically for your needs and goals. As well as this, your coach will do all the planning and thinking for you, so there’s no need to spend hours researching and planning sessions only to find out it doesn’t suit your needs!
Whilst personal training may seem like a large expense at first, by putting your health as a priority and making few lifestyle changes, it becomes far more affordable. One less takeaway a week? One less bottle of wine a week? You’re healthier, feel better, and personal training is no longer a drain on your finances.
However, if 1-2-1 sessions are still out of the price range, or if you just prefer training with other like-minded people, you’re not out of luck! At Body Complete we offer small group coaching sessions with a maximum of 6 members (usually average around 3-4). These offer a great low-cost alternative to personal training, where you still receive highly individualised coaching in a group based setting.
These small group sessions offer great value for money when compared to other large classes that may be on offer. Large group classes will usually consist of someone standing at the front of the room, loudly shouting exercises at a group of 20 individuals. Most of the time, a majority of the class are either performing the exercise incorrectly, or get little to no benefit from the exercise as it is either too demanding, or too easy. There is no opportunity for the trainer to actually coach anyone, or provide corrective feedback as there as simply too many people and not enough time. This not only means your results suffer, but you increase the risk of getting an injury!
Small group coaching sessions at Body Complete allow for our team of trainers to actually coach you. We are able to make sure you are always performing every exercise correctly, with the right amount of load and at the right intensity. In turn, you will move better, feel stronger, and be fitter than ever before! We call this Semi-Private Coaching because it is an affordable alternative to 1-2-1 training, if budget is a problem. Additionally, should you choose to take up a Personal Training membership with Body Complete, we give you complimentary access to one Semi Private coaching session a week, which allows you to put into practice what you have learnt in the 1-2-1 session and gives you an extra hour’s exercise under instruction for free.
Stay Strong and Move Well,