Do you need a PT?
Given the number of expenses we all have these days this is a fair question and if you are going to part with a chunk of cash each month you are more than entitled to ask and understand why having a PT might benefit you, so I thought a brief summary of why you might find hiring a PT useful.
1.You are new to the gym
New to exercise and not sure where to start. Even just a one off block of sessions with a PT could give you a solid starting point, an idea of how to use equipment, execute moves safely and help you feel confident in the environment.
2. You have been going to the gym for a while with limited results / are bored
You’ve used the gym for years, kind of know what you’re doing but your workouts feel stale and like they are no longer challenging you and results have halted. A PT can help reinvent your training patterns to make your workouts feel fresh again as well as effective.
3.You have set yourself a goal
Just set a goal (running a marathon, entering a triathlon, joined a football team, want to be able to do a set of 5 pull ups unaided) a PT will be able to design sessions specifically tailored towards that goal.
4.You want to lose (or gain) weight / mass
Much like point 3, a PT can guide you so your nutrition and sessions are tailored to this goal.
5.You are lacking motivation / accountability
Sometimes it isn’t the knowledge that you are lacking it’s having someone there to keep you going, ensuring you get the sessions in, help you enjoy them and just generally keep you on track.
6.You want to improve your technique
Maybe you just want to focus on one of two lifts – a PT can work with you on those specifics, so even if you wanted to train mostly on your own and just have weekly or monthly technique focused sessions that could benefit you in terms of results that could always be an option.
7.You lack confidence in the gym
Maybe this links in with being new to training or maybe you do lots of classes but would like to add more variety to your week and aren’t sure where to start or how to use some of the equipment. Working with someone can increase your confidence and in turn help you enjoy training more.