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10 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer

By August 11, 2020No Comments
Should I Hire a personal trainer?

There are almost too many reasons to hire a personal trainer. Not only do they help you to identify, plan for, and reach your health and wellness targets, but they are literally qualified to do it! Regardless of whether you’re trying to lose weight, improve your fitness, or just stay active in a fun and friendly environment, we’ve put together the most important reasons to have a personal trainer on your side. 

1. Personal Trainers Keep You Accountable

It’s easy to make excuses when it comes to doing things for ourselves, even if we know they’re good for us. However, if you hire a personal trainer, you have an instant accountability partner. For the majority of us, letting ourselves down is something we can get away with, but letting someone else down is out of the question. 

The journey to a healthier you can only happen with real, measurable goals. A personal trainer is a perfect partner to help you not only recognize these goals but can also guide you to continue to re-set them. 

2. Personal Trainers Are Qualified

There’s a reason you don’t ask your doctor how to cook. They aren’t the right person for the job, nor are they qualified to teach you. A personal trainer, on the other hand, is exactly that. Whilst there are plenty of fake online personal trainers (many of which were just blessed with good genetics), hiring a real personal trainer ensures that you are receiving real, qualified information. 

Not only that, but recent research has confirmed that hiring a personal trainer is the fastest, and safest, way to achieve your health and wellness goals. The research has also confirmed that using a personal trainer can actually change your opinion of, and attitude towards, health and wellness. 

3. Personal Trainers Educate and Motivate

One of the biggest barriers to entry when stepping into a gym is not knowing what to do, or how to do it. When you hire a personal trainer, however, you are also employing all of their knowledge and expertise to help you understand why to do something, as well as how. They are literally trained to teach you how to exercise properly, and in a targeted way depending on your goals and circumstances. 

Put simply, if you don’t know which exercises are the most effective for the goals you have, you are unlikely to achieve them. But it isn’t just about which exercises to perform. Personal trainers are also qualified to teach you how to perform them properly. Not only does it reduce your risk of injury, but you are also better equipped to continue your health and fitness journey outside of the gym.

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Coach David teaching the proper form for a dumbbell row

4. Customizable Plans, for Individual Circumstances

No two people are the same, and therefore no two workout plans should be the same. Whilst you may ‘save’ money by using generic online programs, they are not designed specifically for your needs, or your capabilities. 

When you hire a personal trainer you are actually hiring a health and wellness coach. Your plans and programs are not solely about physical exertion. Rather, they encompass everything it means to be healthy, including nutrition, body alignment, and aspects of mental health which can lead to a happier and healthier you. 

5. Maximise Your Time in the Gym

When you hire a personal trainer, you are committing to your time inside the gym. With a real and specific goal in mind, you will no longer have to wander around wondering what to do, or half-heartedly completing a set in between texting your friends. 

By training more efficiently and effectively, you’ll maximise your time in the gym, and maximize your results. 

6. New Friends and New Skills 

Your personal trainer isn’t just an accountability buddy. They become both your friend and confidant. It’s important to take into account the facets of your life which may or may not assist you in your health and fitness journey.

For example, does stress at work lead you to comfort eating? Do you work regular hours? Are you getting enough rest? Whilst your personal trainer is there to help you with measurable results, in many cases, they can actually become a stand-in therapist and friend that you can rely on.

Add to that the fact that you’ll be learning new, lifelong skills, and hiring a personal trainer becomes a bit of a no-brainer!

7. Personal Trainers Work in With Your Schedule

We all live busy lives. But one of the best things about having your own personal trainer is flexibility! Personal trainers understand that you need to work, or look after the kids, and can establish the times that suit you best. 

At Turnfit, we also have a number of locations across Vancouver. With our qualified team on call and ready to work in with your schedule, it means you don’t have to sacrifice ‘me time’ to receive all of the benefits that a personal training session can provide.

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Morning, afternoon or evening- Turnfit Personal Trainers will work in with YOUR schedule

8. Develop Better Habits

We all slip into bad habits sometimes, but those behaviours can become reinforced without us being conscious of their effects. If you’re looking for even more reasons to hire a personal trainer, the opportunity to rethink and redesign your habits is one of the most important! 

This isn’t just about your habits in the gym. It’s about changing the way you act and perceive your own health, building consistency into your routine, and cultivating better thought patterns to decrease stress.

9. Personal Trainers Are Inexpensive!

Everyone is willing to spend money on a night out, but they hesitate to spend when it’s going to benefit their health. So we ask these questions:

  • What is a lifetime of feeling good worth to you? 
  • If you could learn the skills, develop the right habits, and build the intrinsic motivation to pursue a healthier version of yourself- why wouldn’t you take that opportunity? 
  • If you can take advantage of that opportunity, with the best personal trainers in Vancouver, for less than a night out, isn’t that worth at least considering it? 

Many people assume that when you hire a personal trainer, you’re literally paying for someone to walk (or yell) you through a workout. What you’re actually paying for is years of accumulated expertise in health, fitness, and personal wellness. All of these are important factors, but the ultimate motivation- or at least the first step- has to come from you.

10. Learn lifelong skills 

A personal trainer can help you to build and develop the skills you need to be successful in all walks of life. From setting and realising your goals to creating new and better habits and thought patterns, when you hire a personal trainer you’re getting more than just a fitness coach.

The best part? Your personal trainer is actually working hard to equip you with the knowledge and skills so that you can carry on without them! 

Should I Hire a Personal Trainer?

If you’re still unsure whether to hire a personal trainer, reach out and connect with us. At Turnfit personal trainers, we have decades of experience in personal training, rehabilitation, sport-specific training and more. 

We can also help you to get started with a no-obligation, free health and wellness assessment to see if personal training is the right fit for you. With a range of locations across Vancouver, we’re also able to work in with you, to make sure that you get the absolute best treatment at a time that suits you best.

About Turnfit Personal Trainers

Turnfit Personal Trainers is founded by David Turnbull or “Coach David” – an experienced and successful Personal Trainer who strives to build happier, healthier lives every day.

With a focus on holistic health, we pride ourselves on making a difference and were recently awarded the 2019 Top Choice Award for Personal Trainer in Vancouver. 

It’s our mission to help you to build the skills, and mindset, it takes to feel successful in all areas of your life.

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We look forward to hearing from you!

-David Turnbull


Author TurnFit

TurnFit Personal Trainers is founded by David Turnbull or “Coach David” – an experienced and successful Personal Trainer who strives to build happier, healthier lives every day. With a focus on holistic health, we pride ourselves on making a difference and were recently awarded the Top Choice Award for Personal Trainer in Vancouver for the 5th year in a row. Every trainer at TurnFit is committed and relentless in our pursuit to help you reach your health and wellness goals. It’s our mission to help you to build the skills, and mindset, it takes to feel successful in all areas of your life. We look forward to hearing from you! -David Turnbull

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