Five Key Benefits of Personal Training – Carol Streeter PT
- – It’s personal – Ask any client and most will agree that they have a ‘connection’ with their personal trainer and wouldn’t feel comfortable seeing someone else. As a client you need to feel confident in your PT and you need to trust them. As a personal trainer we have to have understanding & compassion with our client. We’re all on a journey and we all have good & bad days. I’ve heard PTs described as the ‘Unofficial Therapist’ & can completely relate to this. Personal Training is a wonderful two-way street. I’ve had so many occasions when I’ve had a lump in my throat on seeing a client ACHIEVE. The inspiration they impart back to you is such a fantastic feeling.
- – Accountability – How many of us wouldn’t bother sticking to some kind of exercise if the only person we thought we’d let down was ourselves. From personal experience I know that some people will only exercise when they see their personal trainer. My aim is always to change this and impart self-confidence, self-motivation & self-belief; giving my clients the tools to take ownership over their health & fitness. Our aim as PTs should always be to empower our clients to take ownership and accept that one day they won’t need us.
- – Focused Work – I’ve forgotten how many times I’ve gone for a workout only to spend 50% of that planned ‘work time’ chatting & suddenly realising I’ve run out of time to complete the work I’d planned! The gym is a great place to socialise and meet people but it’s also the place where you improve your health and strength. Have you ever looked at someone with their head down and earphones on and thought they’re rude? No, they’re focused! They’re making changes! Equally; those one-to-one sessions you have with your PT are those ‘head-down-focus-on-the-work’ sessions!
- – It’s Educational – Personal Training can be as much about learning as it is about working out. Sometimes it’s correcting bad form or sometimes it’s just getting new ideas for your workouts or understanding a bit more about the long term benefits of a stronger, fitter & healthier YOU in regard to training and nutrition. It’s finding that part of you that can push through the tough workouts regardless of how you feel and learning how to train smart… It’s not about the weight, it’s not about how much you lift, rather ‘how’ you lift.
- – Goal-Setting - So often we set unrealistic goals and when we don’t achieve them within our equally unrealistic timescale we quit! Having a personal trainer can help you set and stick to realistic goals. Sometimes it’s just about breaking those goals down into manageable ‘bite-sized’ chunks that can be achieved one step at a time. Eventually that long term goal will be reached with so many smaller goals and milestones achieved along the way!