Is It Worth Getting a Personal Trainer?

A personal trainer watching his client do pushups on TRX equipment in a gym

Fitness can be an intimidating scene, especially if you don’t have previous training knowledge and experience, and a personal trainer can help guide you through the process. Look at hiring a personal trainer as an investment in you — for your body and your health. Personal training isn’t necessarily something that you will need forever, but it sets up the building blocks for success down the road. 

Is getting a personal trainer worth it? Unless you’re a personal trainer yourself, the answer is more than likely, yes! In this article, we’ll discuss several reasons why a personal training program created by a certified pro can help you achieve your fitness goals — no matter your fitness level. That sounds worth it, right?

Safety & Injury Prevention

If you are currently struggling with a new or previous injury, it would be worth your money to hire a personal trainer. Stepping into the gym without a plan or the knowledge about training with an injury can be dangerous and lead to further injury. An experienced personal trainer can tailor a training program around past or current injuries. Doing so ensures that your injury doesn’t worsen or stop you from proceeding with your life without pain. 

Hiring a personal trainer gives you the opportunity to learn from the best. When you’re exercising with an injury, you don’t want to have to worry about training safely. A certified trainer can build a program around your injury, with a special focus on strengthening the muscles around your injury. In some cases, this can help improve the overall healing time of the injury and decrease your susceptibility to further injuries and pain in the future. 

Working out on your own when you have an injury can be disheartening and frustrating. Hiring a trainer will allow you to crush your workout without worrying about finding a way to work around your pain points. Having a trainer guiding you is worth it so you don’t worsen your discomfort or cause more severe damage to your body.

Health Concerns & Obesity 

If you are clinically obese or overweight and looking to make a change, that’s a great reason to hire a personal trainer. Personal trainers spend years learning about body mechanics, weight management, strength and conditioning, and so much more. In addition, they are knowledgeable in weight loss and can pave the road to reaching your weight loss goals. Set yourself up for success by hiring a trainer to support and teach you about fueling your body correctly on your weight loss journey. 

Certified personal trainers are also comfortable working with other health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and more. If you struggle with any of these conditions, it would be in your best interest to have someone educated to teach you how to train optimally. Of course, if you have any health conditions, please consult your doctor before starting a personal training program.

Two people running on a treadmill instructed by their personal trainer displaying maximum effort in order to reach their goals

Reach Your Goals on Schedule

Let’s say you’re getting married in a couple of months (congrats!), and you want to drop a few inches or look a bit more toned, but you aren’t sure how much work to put in or even what to do to achieve this. Having a goal and a timeline is a great place to start. 

Hiring a fitness trainer will be that extra motivational push to help you reach your goal in the time frame you’re hoping for. Your trainer can implement a regular workout schedule and keep you accountable. Additionally, personal trainers can help you optimize other elements of your life like nutrition, sleep, and recovery, which will help you see progress faster. 

Accountability & Group Training 

Have you ever found yourself constantly starting and stopping a workout routine and then losing motivation? You’re not alone. Personal trainers are not only there to create a workout program for you, but they are there to support you and keep you accountable

If you are someone who needs that extra push to stay motivated, our trainers will be there waiting for you and ready to give you a call to keep you on track. EverFlex offers small group training as well, so you and your friends can come in and hold each other accountable for your exercise journeys. Small group fitness classes are also an excellent opportunity to meet new people and develop like-minded training buddies.

What Did We Learn?

Hiring a certified personal trainer is worth it when you have specific fitness goals in mind, have current or past injuries, or have medical concerns that require a customized training plan. Our trainers at EverFlex are here to educate you on all things health within our scope, so you can be ready to take the reins when you step into the gym on your own. Get in touch with us today!

Sophia Berkhold

Personal Trainer

Sophia Berkhold

Sophia trains her clients holistically, recognizing that all the systems are connected. She’s especially interested in how nutrition and fitness go hand-in-hand. Both of these factors must be considered when trying to improve overall health and quality of life. When you train with Sophia, the focus will be on sustainable fitness habits and longevity. She believes that the reason to work out is to increase your quality of life and be able to move without pain for a long, long time — it should never be something you hate. Work with Sophia to discover creative ways to move your body, which is essential for mental and physical health.

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