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Why the over 40’s should invest in a personal trainer

Hi everyone – Going WAY way back on this blog post. Keeping it simple and talking about why, if you’re over 40, you should probably invest in a personal trainer. 

Every single person, from stars to athletes and anybody looking for better and healthy ways to get into shape can benefit tremendously from working with a trainer. Within the past decade, personal training (PT) has been a very profitable commodity in the fitness industry because more and more people are realizing that PT is a very important investment in a person’s health and well-being.

When you’re no longer a youth, your metabolism starts to slow down, you engage yourself in less activities and chances are, you’ll be out of shape. At 40 years of age going forward,  you might set new fitness goals for yourself only to lose interest after few days or weeks. To avoid that, you need to get a little help. You need to work with a qualified PT and with a little planning, you’ll achieve your fitness goals.

A good, fully qualified PT is an integrative fitness expert who would not only apply exercise and motivational science, but would also hold you accountable and thereby promote long-term consistency, which will help you to achieve your end goals.

Simply put, you’ll achieve more if you work with a personal trainer and therefore, PT is an investment in your own health and well-being. The majority of people living in UK over 40 years are struggling with weight problems, lifestyle diseases and much more. Fortunately, many people have now realized the importance of personal training, which is actually in our minds, the best solution to the problem they’re facing. If you’re not yet convinced, then here are some of the reasons why you’ll achieve more if you work with a personal trainer.

Develop a routine

Of course, it’s easy for you, or anyone else to get to the gym, set goals and start working towards them. But then, you’re not an expert and you’ll not know even how to get to your fitness goals that you’ve set. A trainer will work with you and will help you develop a routine that is not only sensible, but realistic and achievable as well. For example, if you haven’t worked out for a while and you’re just returning to the gym, your trainer will not expect you to begin a strict fitness regimen that consisted of 60 minute routines 5 days a week. In fact, he or she will help you find out what is practical that is going to maximize your time in the gym but still not overwhelm you. Personal trainers are educated on the most valuable ways to help you develop an exercise routine that will take you on the right path to achieving your fitness goals. Along the way, a trainer provides you with motivation. According to Cedric Bryant, PhD, who is the chief exercise physiologist at the famous American Council on Exercise (ACE), some studies have shown that professional personal trainers can help people, especially above 40, to stick to their exercise routine more effectively, as compared to how they would have done on their own.

Accountability and motivation

Trainers are educated on how to hold you accountable. When you have paid for and set an appointment, your trainer will always be there before you arrive, waiting to receive you with a smile on his or her face. Apart from helping you develop your own personalized fitness goals, trainers also develop a realistic and achievable plan to achieve these goals. As expected, there are times you’ll be feeling at your lowest. Personal training is the best solution to this problem because during such times, your trainer will motivate you to continue with your journey because “CAN’T” is a word that’s never present in their vocabulary. Even when you’re feeling at your lowest and you no longer believe in yourself, professional and experienced trainers have the ability to believe in you.

Professional trainers offer you support

When talking of personal training, some people think that a PT is simply their supporter, who simply counts reps; the truth is that they do more than being your workout partner. Trainers provide a solid, consistent and non-judgmental support because they have your best interest at heart. He or she cares about you and your fitness success. Your trainer is always there for you and every hour or minute you spend with him or her is a time to focus on you alone.

The popularity of personal training is growing rapidly in UK, especially among the people who are 40 and above for many reasons. One of them is that a personal trainer offers consistent feedback that helps you better yourself and achieve your fitness goals. They’re educated to do this without making you feel like you’re inadequate or being judged. Instead of judging or derogating you, a trainer helps you see every success you achieve, big or small, even when you’re not able to see them yourself. Irrespective of how you feel about yourself, trainers, through this support, are able to hold you accountable and motivate you throughout your journey of achieving your goals. 

Ensure injury protection

If you’re afraid of hurting yourself, chances are, you’re shying away from using equipment in the gym. All you need is a PT because they have the education to teach you how to use the equipment in the gym properly so that you do not injure yourself.  A professional trainer will help you increase your balance as well as flexibility and core strength. In that way, they’ll be helping you in everyday life to prevent any potential injury. Depending on your ability and activities of daily life, trainers can focus on specific exercises that will benefit you a great deal.

Injury rehab

Studies show that many UK men and women aged 40 years and above stop attending the gym due to an injury. If you belong to this group of people, then personal training is your perfect answer. A PT will be able to work with you to ensure that you exercise safely within your range of motion until you get your strength back. An injury should not be an excuse to not attend the gym and work out.

Take home point

Personal training is the answer to a number of problems that men and women aged 40 and above face in the larger UK. A professional trainer can help anyone to achieve the results that they would not achieve on their own. Whether you’re attending the gym for weight loss, injury rehab or for companionship, a trainer will be able to develop goals that will lead you to success.

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