Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, toning or for athlete purposes, Working out at a gym with no trainer to monitor you is not advisable. Here are 5 key benefits for having full time trainers at the gym.
For educational purposes.
If you don’t know which exercises are most effective for the goals you have, you are unlikely to achieve those goals. For example, if your goal is to build core strength but you spend all your time on cardio exercises, then you are unlikely to hit your goal.
Reducing the risk of injury.
Many people every year are seriously injured by performing exercises they have not received training for, and this can impact their health and fitness for a long time. Having someone trained in how to execute certain tasks will greatly reduce the level of risk and increase the effectiveness of your fitness routine.
To hold you accountable.
How many times have you gone to bed and said to yourself, ‘Tomorrow I’m going to wake up, go to the gym, and do an hour workout before I get ready for work’, and then woken up and decided to sleep for another hour instead of exercising? This is where a trainer is critical to ensuring that you commit and stick to your fitness goals. If you’ve made an appointment to meet you trainer for a session, then you are far more likely to still go than if you are just telling yourself you should go to the gym.
No wasted time for maximum results.
There are two types of people who go to the gym:
- Those who wander in, spend 10 minutes on one machine and then drift slowly over to another, before half-heartedly trying bicep curls for five reps and then walking out.
- Those who have a plan in mind, and hit the machines with a purpose. They generally have a set amount of reps they do in sets of two or three, and they’ll know exactly what they’re doing on each machine.
It’s fairly obvious that the first group will not be achieving their fitness goals unless they get some help and have someone to direct them, so if you know that you’re one of those people then you should be enlisting to join a gym that offers trainers.
There are always going to be some exercises that you enjoy more than others, beyond simple capability. For example, just because you can physically do burpees doesn’t mean that you always want to, but you might really like doing squat and sit ups instead. A trainer will be able to tailor your training plan to suit you and what you enjoy, as well as encourage you to do the exercises that are best to achieve your goals. As well as this, there are always going to be some days when the last thing you feel like doing is a hard workout, and so having a trainer around means that they can tailor your exercise for that day to both accommodate your mood while still making the session helpful.
At fit4life gym we have considered this and many more reasons and decided to offer you qualified trainers at no extra cost. We understand it’s not pocket friendly having to pay for gym subscription and additional personal trainer costs.