There are many well-known benefits to hiring a personal trainer. Some of these include providing accountability and support, making sure your form is correct, helping you set achievable goals, and motivating you to stay the course. However, there are also some lesser-known benefits that we’d like to make you privy to!
Here are six hidden perks of hiring a personal trainer:
#1 Learn About Fitness & Your Body
Working with a personal trainer can be educational! You get anatomy lessons for free, giving you a better understanding of your body mechanics. This can be extremely helpful if you struggle with chronic pain and/or mobility issues.
#2 Be Efficient & Effective
You stop second-guessing yourself and wondering what exercises you should do. Let an experienced trainer do the thinking! This will lead to consistent healthy habits, which is the key to progress.
#3 Personalized Workout Plan
You get an individualized workout plan and an unbiased view of your progress. We record wins and opportunities to achieve fitness goals.
#4 Improved Mental Health
Exercise and other forms of physical activity are known to have a positive effect on mental health. Regularly working with a personal trainer or fitness professional may help to reduce stress, depression, and anxiety. Boosting your mood and cognitive function can happen when there is more blood circulation to the brain, which occurs during exercise.
#5 Nutritional Guidance
Though personal trainers cannot recommend a specific meal plan or food recommendations (that’s the job of a registered dietitian or nutritionist), they can provide general nutritional advice. This may include water intake recommendations, protein quantities, and advice on incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your meals.
#6 Prevent Injury
Personal trainers can be a huge help when recovering from an injury or rehabbing from surgery. They can help you pace yourself and do appropriate exercises for getting back into shape or building back strength so that you heal properly and don’t reinjure yourself. This can be in addition to physical therapy.