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!
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!
My opinion is that personal trainers are just for those people who have too much money to know what to do with. Honestly, do people not have self-motivation. Do yourself a proper schedule and stick to it, ask the gym instructor for help if you're not sure.
there is little more motivating than an appointment that costs your own money! (perhaps that's why the NHS no show rate is so bad?) A trainer is a bit of a luxury but great when you can do it.
I used to have a personal trainer years ago and it definitely made me very fit. But then I wasn't paying for it - my work was. As soon as that stopped I didn't want to fork out the money for myself. But then it was much harder to motivate myself as well so my fitness levels definitely dropped down.