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Personal Training - Luxury or Necessity?

Updated on January 25, 2011

Most people would consider hiring a personal trainer or a life coach as pure luxury, especially now when we are all having to cut back and most countries are being hit hard economically. But it depends on where you are and what you want out of life! For some at a particular time of life a personal trainer, life coach or similar could be their guardian angel in disguise. Although you are paying for a service, what you get from a good personal trainer can be invaluable. Plus it does not have to be for a long period of time, just for when you need that extra knowledge, support, guidance and motivation. Most people cannot stay motivated and disciplined on their own, they need extra care and a push to keep going.

Most personal trainers will have several payment options too from exercising as a small group to reduce the cost to exercising for just 30 minutes at a time, You would be surprised just how much can be crammed into a half an hour slot! The body loves variety so you could join my walks as a cheaper option one day a week and have a one to one session on another day of the week. Also possible is to combine personal training with life coaching and get a discount.

In some cases a personal trainer is a necessity not a luxury, some people will never do any exercise unless they are pushed by someone else. Or they might be so far gone that they need help to turn things around. Then they can blossom and find the confidence to increase their self esteem and improve their lives forever.

A good personal trainer will also increase your knowledge on nutrition, the best way to exercise, stay fit and lots more besides. With a trainer you also have the choice of exercising in a local park or the comfort of your own home. So no need for costly gyms looking to make money out of you, so there is a saving straight away. People don't realise how easy it is to train well at home or in a park, your personal trainer will show you how and how to get the best out of home exercising.

Your trainer can also be the friend you need whilst you work out or your true friend, for years after you stop training with them. So you see a personal trainer might be just what you need to push you forward and stop you getting further stuck in that rut

If you are embarrassed to exercise alone for instance, your trainer will more than likely do the exercise with you to keep you focused and feeling less self conscious. They will after a while probably do a mixture of exercise with you and watch you, in order to make sure you are performing the exercise correctly. With a trainer therefore you can be sure you are exercising correctly and not putting your body under any unnecessary stress or risk of injury.

So you see a personal trainer can help you in so many ways, you pay them to be there for you and that is what they do, help you to reach your goals and full potential be it losing weight or learning how to do something new



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    • Oremie B profile image

      Oremie B 7 years ago from North London

      Keep up the good work, as you say you are nearly there! And thanks for the support!

    • primpo profile image

      Primpo 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York

      yes I believe what you are saying is true, I have a personal trainer, and a life coach.. my thinking has changed drastically. I lost 18 pounds after being on a standstill for 2 1/2 years.. i weighed 385 at one point. Now I have to lose 70 more pounds. I'm almost there... it is not a luxery, it is totally putting yourself around the people you want to become like. keep hubbing..