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A Guide to Hiring a Personal Trainer: Why and When You Need a Personal Trainer and the Benefits of Having One

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Hiring a personal coach comes with a lot of benefits, you should definitely consider hiring one!  It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or preparing for bodybuilding and/or powerlifting competitions.

Having a coach means you will have a person who supports you in the most challenging moments of your training career.  Having your loved ones and friends nearby might be helpful, but if they are not into the sport, their support can be limited.

Having access to an expert, or someone who is more knowledgeable than you is always a plus.  In today’s article, you will learn why it is crucial to hire a personal coach.

Hiring a personal trainer as a beginner

Remember the first time you entered the gym.  How did you feel? Were you nervous? Did you have someone with you?  You probably went with a friend who was more experienced than you.  He or she showed you some of the basic movements, and directed you throughout your training.

Now, imagine that from the first day at the local gym, you had a trainer.  The trainer was a professional who met you at the door, explained how to use the equipment correctly, showed you proper technique on your workout, and guided you through the session. 

Your trainer created a plan for you and taught you how to stick to it and be as effective as possible to achieve your goals.  If you didn’t hired them and trained with your friend instead, would you have the same results?

Paying for a personal trainer makes you more dedicated to succeeding because not only are investing time and energy, you are investing money too.

From our experience, people who favor personal trainers progress faster than others who train alone or with friends.

Hiring a personal trainer as an advanced lifter

You may ask yourself – “Why would I need a coach when I already know what I’m doing?”  Think for a moment about every professional athlete out there.  They have been training all their lives.

Do you think they don’t know how to train efficiently? If you have decided to prepare for a powerlifting or bodybuilding competition having a personal trainer with you might be one of the best investments in the world.

When you are prepping for the stage, you are not only physically tired, but also mentally.  If you have a person who takes care of your fitness plan and diet, that is one less burden on your shoulders.

Also, having a person who has experience might play a role in your ranking.  Perhaps, he or she can adjust your poses, play with the food in the final hours to minimize water retention, or just be there with you for moral support (which can also reduce water retention). 

Hiring a personal trainer out of boredom

“Boredom?” Yes, you read that right.  Many busy individuals are tired of the same routine every workout.  As quiet as it is kept, many people quit because they just get bored with the same routines. 

A personal trainer will help mix up the training a bit. They can add some Tabata workouts, training outside, or even make you try new equipment. They can get you out of the weight loss plateau with a combination of the above.

Getting through a plateau will motivate you even more to chase that dream physique of yours.  While some of us can stick to a program that works and has proven to bring results, some people need variety.

 Experimenting with different workouts every session might be the key to leveling up their performance in the gym after a long day at work.


A personal trainer can lead you throughout your training and shorten the path to your dream physique while teaching you the proper execution of every movement, and healthy eating habits.

 If you are competing, they can also be your biggest support during your preparation and the final and most vital hours before the stage.  A personal trainer can also switch up your boring routine and make you excited about your next session.

So, what are you waiting for? Reach out to a local professional!

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