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There are few methods more effective than personal training when it comes to improving your physical health or fitness level, losing weight, or achieving your fitness goals. A lot of gyms offer several classes but personal training offers more bespoke and tailored solutions to achieve these goals.
Let's see what the benefits of personal training are, the challenges you might face, and how you can find personal training sessions in Coventry and around the West Midlands.
Personal trainers do a lot more than just telling you what to do while you're at the gym. Of course, most personal trainers will help you put together a programme for when you're at the gym but they'll also tailor an entire programme to you, your health and fitness levels, and your fitness goals.
They can also help outside of the gym. Nutrition is as important as exercise when it comes to health and fitness so a lot of personal trainers will also help you to eat right. Some will tell you the types of food you should be eating whereas others will put together a complete meal plan and maybe even show you how to cook some of the healthy dishes you'll be eating.
You might think that you can do a bit of research and put together a fitness and meal plan and that might be true, but one of the biggest benefits of personal training is the motivation that they can provide.
An intricately-planned fitness and meal plan is pretty worthless if you don't follow it and a personal trainer can make sure that you want to. It can be tough to pick yourself back up after a setback but that's what personal training can provide. After all, you will want to achieve permanent results that last for the rest of your life rather than just a couple of days after.
In sports, the coach is there for more than just decided what the players do during training sessions, they also have to keep their morale up to make sure that they have the drive to give each session their all and, ultimately, win games or matches. Your personal trainer can operate in the same capacity whether you play sports professionally or at all.
We've alluded to how tough personal training can be and even if you think you've set yourself some very achievable goals, there are still challenges you'll need to overcome.
We said that personal training only works when you actually do the exercise and follow the plan but sometimes getting round to your training is the hardest part of it. Many of us have busy lives and while those trying to inspire us might just tell us that we have to just find the time, this ignores the fact that life can sometimes be more complicated than that.
For example, you may have work or family commitments that disrupt schedules or get in the way of your training. Those with very young children will know exactly what we mean and will struggle to find the time to sleep let alone follow a strict workout routine!
Your job may also eat up a lot of your time and leave you struggling to fit in a workout. Some of us have overtime sprung upon us or are forced to work weekends, effectively disrupting all our plans.
A personal trainer can take these kinds of considerations into account and give you manageable workouts that you can do whenever you find a second of peace but it's not always ideal.
They say time is money but money is money. If you want personal training, you're going to have to pay for it and while there are free resources around, if you need regular training, the costs can ramp up. Then there are the associated costs that come with a gym membership, attending classes, and paying for the gear.
These aren't one-off costs, either. The cost of a personal trainer and gym membership is recurring so rather than saving up for them, you may have to adjust your whole budget to accommodate them. Fortunately, the financial investment can spur people on as they don't want to see their money going to waste.
Finally, motivation is the biggest challenge you'll face when it comes to personal training. Even if you find the time and the money, if you're not feeling up to working out, you may not do it and the quickest way to scupper your fitness plans is by not sticking to the plan.
You need your new programme to become a permanent part of your life. You should be looking to turn your programme into a regular thing if you want results so consider working on your motivation first and foremost.
If you've decided that personal training is for you, you can search for personal trainers on Superprof's website. In a matter of seconds, you'll be able to view the profiles of plenty of personal trainers, compare their rates, see what their clients have to say about them, and check whether or not they offer the first session for free.
A lot of the tutors and personal trainers on Superprof offer a free taster session so make the most of this to try out a few different potential trainers. This is a good opportunity to see whether or not you get along, what your personal trainer can offer you, and how they like to work.
You can use this time to discuss the finer details of your session like the cost, scheduling, and any potential discounts, especially if you're planning on getting a lot of sessions.
If you can't find any suitable personal trainers in Coventry or the West Midlands, you can always look for online personal trainers. While they mightn't be able to be there with you in person when you're working out, they can act as a physical fitness consultant, offering you advice, putting together personal training and diet plans, setting you achievable goals, managing your expectations, and motivating you when you need it.
For those on a tighter budget, discuss the possibility of group sessions. You and a few friends, colleagues, or family members can get personal training or boot camps to help you achieve your fitness goals while sharing the cost of the personal trainer. Of course, these won't be as personal as one-on-one training sessions, but they are a good compromise if you're tightening your purse strings.
Whether it is for competition training or increasing muscle mass, your fitness coach will personalise your session to help you reach your own personal fitness goals.
Personal training provides a number of advantages including:
Rather than going to a gym to workout after work you can plan sessions with your PT to fit around your schedule. Whether you prefer to workout at home or outside, your PT will find the solution that works best for you.
Our personal trainers offer a huge variety of different workouts so you are sure to find something to suit you.
In Coventry, the price of a a workout session is on average £17.
The rates may vary depending on:
97% of our personal trainers offer their 1st session free.
On Superprof, our PT's course offerings are very diverse, each offers a vast range of workouts to fit you. Whether you want to enhance your physical condition or you are just starting your fitness journey.
A fitness coach helps their clients by assisting them on their fitness journey. This could be in a number of ways:
Your fitness coach will plan your sessions in line with your health goals.
Working with a fitness instructor to help you achieve your fitness objectives is a great method to help you keep on track so that you will see progress quicker.
In Coventry and the surrounding areas, there are 11 fitness coaches available to offer p.t sessions.
Take a look at your instructor's personal PT advert and pick the personal trainer that corresponds to your needs.