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Is it worth getting a Personal Trainer?

Is it worth getting a Personal Trainer?

What's the deal with Personal Trainers? Every celebrity seems to have one waiting to give them a beasting. And they can cost a small fortune.

Don't let that put you off. PTs can be effective for us mere mortals too.


Whether your goal is weight loss, toning up, or training for an event, a PT will give you the motivation when all you want to do is lie in bed.

The logic is that if you make an appointment with somebody, you’re far more likely to get up and do it than if you were doing something on your own. Equally if you’re spending money on something, it focuses the mind more. You won't want to waste all that cash!

Know How

On a practical level, a PT brings expertise and can advise on what you need to do specifically to achieve your goals. A PT can also advise on nutrition, which is where a lot of hard work can be undone.

Hiring a PT also means you’ll get regular sessions, meaning you’ll see results far more quickly than if you were doing intermittent amounts of exercise.

Having said all that, if you have the self-motivation and can be strict with your eating and your exercise plan, then you can achieve great results without spending all that money.

Much of it depends on your mindset.

PT, or not PT. That is the question!


the author

Laura Briggs

Laura is a fitness writer who loves running ultra marathons. In addition to training for her epic runs she finds time for strength training, Pilates and Yoga. .