A personal fitness coach offers motivation, convenience, and personalised workouts, making it much easier to achieve your fitness goals.
The new year is approaching; a time when lots of us vow to lose weight, get fitter and improve our health. But if you’re one of the many thousands of Brits who make a new year’s resolution to join a gym, you might want to think again.
Research has shown that although we may hit the gym with the best of intentions in January, enthusiasm can soon dwindle, with attendance dropping off by the time summer arrives. And even though they may barely attend the gym, many people continue paying their monthly membership fees. With this in mind, particularly in London, where gym membership prices can be eyewatering, hiring a London fitness coach can be a much more effective use of your time and money.
Tailored training plan
When you walk into the gym for the first time, it can be difficult to know where to start, and many people end up following a routine that is ineffective. In contrast, a fitness coach or personal trainer can create a completely personalised training plan that is tailored to your goals and fitness levels. What’s more, as you progress, they can continually adjust your plan to ensure that it continues to have the maximum impact.
Convenience and flexibility
If you work full time, getting to the gym before or after work can be difficult, and, if you can only attend the gym at peak times, it will often be crowded, and you could find yourself having to wait for pieces of equipment – not ideal! A fitness coach will be able to meet you at a time and location that is convenient to you, enabling you to arrange your sessions around your working hours or other commitments, such as childcare. And if your exercise routine is convenient, you’re much more likely to stick to it.
Embarking on a new fitness regime can be daunting, but one of the great things about working with a personal trainer is that they provide personalised private tuition. By working with you one-on-one they can ensure that you are approaching bodyweight exercises correctly and with the right form, immediately spotting any areas of concern and helping you to make adjustment and improvements to your technique. Ultimately this will help to ensure that your workouts are as effective as possible.
When your alarm goes off at 6am so you can go to the gym, it’s all too easy to hit snooze, roll over and go back to sleep. And, even if you do make it to the gym, there’s nobody on your shoulder making sure you hit your workout as hard as you can. One of the biggest benefits of a fitness coach is the motivation they provide. It’s a lot more difficult to slack off when somebody’s right there watching you, and a good trainer should encourage you to push yourself, step outside of your comfort zone, and unlock your fitness potential.
A workout regime that is flexible, convenient and personalised (with a side helping of motivation to boot), is much more likely to succeed than simply heading to the gym twice a week. So, this January, why not consider using a fitness coach to help you to stick to your fitness goals, into the New Year and far beyond.