The chances are that, at some point in your life, you have seriously considered hiring a personal trainer. We know we have! Because sometimes it just feels too hard to get the results you want on your own.
We get it, we really do! We all KNOW it's good to exercise but sometimes it's so hard to get motivated. Let's face it, you lead a busy life, right? Maybe you're working full-time, building a career. You have children to care for. A house to run. Pets. Parents. Responsibilities!
And by the time you get through that lot, the last thing on your mind is squeezing into your Lycra and heading to the gym.
Some people say hiring a personal trainer is an indulgence. Here at BookWell, we definitely don't agree. Making the decision to hire a personal trainer is a very positive thing to do.
Finding out about personal trainers in your area shows that you are motivated to get fit and live a healthier life, but you recognise that you can't do it alone.
The thought of getting up at 6am to go to the gym on your own is enough to make you roll over and go back to sleep! But if you know your personal trainer is there waiting for you, you'll go.
This is the first step on your journey to getting fitter. It's also your first step to a healthier you - one who is far less likely to fall foul of weight-related diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease.
Believe us when we say, after that first personal training session, you will start to feel more confident and more motivated. From there it can only get better.
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You may have very personal reasons for searching for a personal trainer. Perhaps you are recovering from surgery or an illness, and you're nervous about injuring yourself if you work alone.
If you're a woman, it could be that you feel uncomfortable going to a gym on your own. We get it! The sight of all those muscle men working out can be a bit overwhelming!
In which case, you may be more comfortable working with a female personal trainer. To be honest, gender isn't that important when choosing a personal trainer.
Remember, these are highly trained professionals - it's what they do for a living. We tend to focus more on things like qualifications, recommendations and personality. You need to choose somebody with whom you feel comfortable - and who motivates you to achieve your goals.
Working with a personal trainer brings many benefits. As well as motivation and safety, you'll learn effective techniques, and establish healthy lifelong habits. We know what you're thinking right about now; maybe you could just arrange for a friend to go with you to the gym instead.
Yes, you could - but are they trained? And where's the accountability? Will they really give you the 'tough love' you need, and what happens when they don't deliver? You could end up ruining a great friendship.
Paying a personal trainer makes it your personal fitness journey. They are accountable to you and must ensure you get the results you want.
A qualified personal trainer will also be able to advise you on related subjects, such as weight loss and nutrition. They can show you the safest and most effective way to exercise - and they won't judge!
But here's a thought. Why don't you encourage your friend to come too, and you can share the cost of hiring a personal trainer. Now there's an idea to get you motivated!