Date: December 2020

Benefits of Personal Training

Exercise can feel a lot like marmite sometimes, you love it, you hate it, and then you might love it all over again, but there is no denying it can often feel difficult to get into a routine, especially after a year like 2020. Do you find it difficult to motivate yourself to go to the gym, or lack the confidence to take a step into the weights section? Maybe you want to start on a journey to better health or have specific goals you would like to reach but feel unsure about where to begin. If you feel like you need that extra bit of support or motivation, the thing you could be missing is a personal trainer.

A personal trainer’s job is to create one-on-one fitness programmes and sessions for their clients to help them reach their fitness goals. It might be to lose or gain weight, improve muscle definition, help strength and movement after an injury or to build confidence with exercising. Whatever your goals, a personal trainer is designed to be there to help you every step of the way.

Here are some of the benefits to working with a personal trainer:


By working with a personal trainer, you have made sure you have someone holding you accountable. You wouldn’t plan to have lunch with a friend and keep cancelling on them, and a personal trainer works in the same way. We have all promised ourselves in bed we will get up in the morning and do some exercise, having a session booked with a personal trainer (or a fitness class), means you are far more likely to stick to it. They are there to help you, one-on-one, meaning you feel more motivated to work hard and turn up to sessions.


If the idea of heading to the weight section in the gym fills you with dread, or you have always fancied using some of the machines but are unsure about how to get the most out of them, having personal training sessions can help you build your confidence. Being shown how to properly structure your workouts, using equipment in the right way with the perfect form or just having someone there by your side can take a lot of pressure off of working out. Whatever you feel is holding you back, a personal trainer could help you feel more confident in the gym and beyond with exercise.


Having a personal trainer is a huge benefit if you are unsure of how to get started on working towards your goals in a way that suits you best. Your trainer can have a look at your goals, personal requirements, and abilities to then create a plan which is specifically tailored to you and your needs. This can help you work towards your goals, produce results in a time frame which suits you, done in a way that works with your body. Their job is to know how to write exercise programmes which get the best out of you, their client, so take advantage of their knowledge!

Plans that work

It can often be easy to start exercising with no direction or plan, a few sit-ups here, a 10 minute run there. Moving in any sense is always better than not, but if you have specific goals you want to achieve, exercising with a plan can help you reach your targets in an efficient way. With a personal trainer your workout can be structured right down to the number of reps you do, to help you work smarter, not harder (well, maybe a little bit hard). It may be the case that you do plan your workouts but have stopped seeing results, using a personal trainer can help you to identify the problems and work on a solution together.

On your schedule

If you struggle to exercise because class timetables or clubs simply don’t work with your schedule, a personal training session could be the perfect solution. Personal trainers work with you to figure out the days and times that suit your busy life. You might feel you have more energy in the morning, or perhaps you have a lot of commitments on certain evenings, whatever keeps you busy, personal training is designed to be just that, personal. This means your trainer can schedule in sessions based on your free time, meaning sadly, there are no excuses!

Westbank have a great team of fully-qualified and experienced personal trainers ready to assist you in reaching your fitness aspirations. You will be connected with one of our level-3 and 4 personal training qualified instructors who will work with you to identify realistic goals, which will help you to stay motivated over the course of the programme.

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