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Get to grips with hiring a personal trainer…


Hiring a personal trainer is a great way to get in shape in the new year! If you’re ready to start personal training sessions and not sure what to expect, here are 5 things to bear in mind…

1. Don’t attend sessions if you’re deflated

It would be a bad idea to attend a training session if you are lacking sleep, overcoming a nasty illness or have an empty stomach. You won’t be performing at your best and it may make you feel even more run down. You will need to be fully hydrated to perform at your best. That doesn’t mean you should duck out of a session at any opportunity, though!

2. You will have bad days

Having a new personal trainer can mean your motivation is on top form! But, prepare yourself for off days. This doesn’t mean you need to quit, and your personal trainer will help you through them. If your results are not as noticeable as you might have hoped, you may feel a little discouraged. Brush yourself off and carry on to meet your end goal by reassessing your plan with your trainer.

3. Set realistic goals 

If your aim is to shed some pounds, remember that everyone loses weight at different paces. Therefore, it would be unrealistic to find yourself extremely toned within a few weeks of training. It also depends on your physical condition and the amount of time you can dedicate to your sessions. Your personal trainer will discuss with you the best training plan to work around your home and work life.

4. You have to eat right too!

It’s no good putting your heart and soul into sessions if you pull up at a drive-through fast-food restaurant on the way home! With the help of a dietician or a detox diet plan, you will start to see results. It would be a good idea to discuss your diet plan with your personal trainer to see if they can give you any tips.

5. Don’t worry about your budget

If you are on a strict budget, you will be pleased to know that you can still hire a personal trainer. You might even find a few friends who would be happy to share the session with you to keep the cost down. Or you can hire an online personal trainer to keep you on track.

If you would like to discuss how a personal trainer could help you get healthier in 2017, why not contact us today?