Why Do You Need a Personal Trainer?
Personal trainers who starred in the American television series The Biggest Loser are constantly screaming at contestants till they break down in tears - and we tend to associate personal training with these intense scenarios. This makes personal training seem daunting and no doubt you will consider carefully before getting a personal trainer.
Common worries you may have include - What if I look like an idiot? What if my trainer thinks that I am hopeless? Nonetheless, you should not let your lingering doubts stop you from achieving your goals. Whether you have started on your fitness journey or not, having a highly qualified personal trainer as your pillar of support to help you every step of the way, will help you transform your goals into reality.
Benefits of personal training:
Training programme tailored specially for you
Motivation and accountability
1. Training Programme Tailored Specially For You
Everybody is different and there is no one-size-fits-all exercise program when it comes to exercising. A personal trainer can devise a training programme according to your specific needs and goals. Just because you have the stamina to run 5km at once doesn’t mean that you have to always hop on the treadmill whenever you hit the gym; you may not have done an actual pull-up before but it has always been something you want to accomplish. It is important for you to be completely honest with your trainer about your intentions and personal preferences.
We all know that having an exercise regimen is essential to reduce the risk of developing common chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes. However, those with an existing medical condition should be more cautious to not overexert themselves.
As qualified professionals, a personal trainer will then take these risk factors into consideration when designing a safe, yet effective training programme for clients individually.
For those of you who’ve been doing the same fitness routine for 6-8 weeks, you may start to hit a plateau. Your exercises may not be that challenging and you do not feel as energised as before. Fortunately, having a personal trainer can help you kick things up a notch! No two workout days will be the same, and you will be able to explore a wide range of exercises which incorporates varying levels of intensity and frequency.
There is a lot of information out there about fitness, and it can be confusing at times. Your personal trainer can provide you with credible information and constructive tips relevant to your fitness goals. This way, you can focus more on accomplishing your goals instead of having to waste time scrutinising tons of information.
Well, nothing hinders progress more than being in a cast for weeks! Most exercise-related injuries occur due to incorrect technique used. Whether you are trying to build muscles or tone up, incorporating the proper exercise form helps you build a solid foundation in order to achieve improved performance in the long run. You may not be aware of your bad workout habits, and it takes time to master the proper exercise form. Hence, it is definitely worth having a qualified personal trainer to help guide you accordingly (and ensure your safety too) when you workout.
Also, it is unlikely for you to achieve your goals if you are unsure how to get there - spending time running on the treadmill isn’t going to help you get 6-pack abs fast. It is important to dedicate time to exercises that are most ideal for you.
3. Motivation and accountability
If you’ve been struggling to follow through an exercise program, having a personal trainer can motivate you to stick to your plan - it is a lot harder to come up with excuses to skip a workout when you have already committed financially and someone is waiting for you in the gym.
No matter how packed your schedule is, you can work closely with your personal trainer to arrange a regular workout session at your convenience. Afterall, personal trainers have professional autonomy with a flexible schedule, so do not fret as he/she will be able to tailor sessions to suit your availability!
There will be times when you want to give up halfway through a tough workout. It is then crucial to have someone to push you out of your comfort zone and encourage you till the end. Once you see results (the subtle parallel ab lines down your stomach or the amount of weight you’ve lost), you are much more likely to be consistent and have the drive to take the next step towards your goals.
How to get started?
Exercising is more enjoyable when you are not embarking on your fitness journey by yourself. The invaluable knowledge and support from a personal trainer will help ensure that your effort in the gym will translate into desired results.
Still doubtful about whether you should get a personal trainer? Drop us a WhatsApp message at +65 8812 0110 or book a personal training trial with one of our dedicated trainers to experience it for yourself!
At FITLUC, we specialise in In-Person and Online Personal Training, and we also offer house-call PT with a small additional fee. We currently base our Personal Training clients at a well-equipped partner gym just a stone's throw away from Outram Park MRT.
We are recognized as one of the Top 12 Best PT in Singapore and were featured on Mothership, The Straits Times, YES 93.3FM, Yahoo News, etc. We have worked with clients aged 13 – 84, from Celebrities to CEOs, working professionals and homemakers, with goals ranging from fat loss, weight loss, muscle gain to athletic performance and elderly training. Our celebrity clientele includes Maxi Lim, Hazelle Teo, Tayying, Lee Teng, Ze Tong, Benjamin Tan, Royce Lee and more.
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