All about finding a personal trainer
Private lessons for sports and fitness
Whatever sport you want to practise, you can hire a private instructor or personal trainer to learn at your own pace and achieve your desired goals. For example, if you want to learn how to swim, you can contact a private swimming instructor and agree together on a training programme to achieve this goal.
Or, if you want to get back in shape after a period of inactivity, but need the support of a personal trainer, you can contact an instructor and set up a daily or weekly programme together to train at your own pace.
Or, as a last example, if you want to prepare for a marathon, but you are not sure how to achieve this goal, a personal trainer can help. Remember, if you don't have the availability to do your classes in person, you can do private classes online.
Advantages of private lessons with a personal trainer
Finding the motivation or drive to train consistently is not easy, although we all know the enormous benefits of physical activity for physical and psychological health. In addition, the risk of injury is often underestimated when training alone, especially in sports such as yoga, running or crossfit. In these cases, using a private trainer can not only help you workout better, but can also prevent you from harming yourself.
Let's look at the benefits of classes with personal trainers or private instructors:
- Set up a personalised workout routine. When you go to the gym on your own or leave the house for a run, you don't always follow a consistent and precise routine. However, this kind of approach does not allow you to train all the body’s muscles equally, and can lead to abandoning workouts or not reaping the full benefits.
- Set goals. To see results from training, both in terms of performance and physical results, it is essential to proceed in small steps and goals. If you want to run a marathon, you can't start immediately with the goal of running 1 km from day one. Or if you are exercising to lose weight, it is unhealthy to aim to lose too much all at once. You should have a plan which allows you to gradually reach your goal without harming yourself.
- Avoid injuries. Doing sport and exercising can produce injuries, which is why, especially at the beginning, it is important to perform your exercises under the supervision of a professional who can correct you as often as necessary.
- Keep your motivation high. The percentage of people who start a sport and give up after a few weeks or months is very high. Often this is also due to all the mistakes mentioned above. In addition, a private coach will give you all the mental and emotional support you need to see and appreciate your improvements, thus helping you to develop self-confidence and passion for your chosen sport.
How to choose the right personal trainer for you
Our advice for finding the perfect personal trainer for you is to contact as many trainers as possible to compare their training style and experience, so that you can find the one you are most comfortable with.
Take advantage of the free first class or contact the trainers so you can get to know them and see if you get along. Don't be afraid to explain your weaknesses, goals, daily habits and whether you exercise regularly or not. All this information will help your personal trainer to design an exercise routine tailored to you.