7 Benefits of Hiring a Fitness Coach

Do you ever find yourself plopping down on the couch after a long day of work, wanting to fit in a great workout to end the day, but never actually removing your bum from the imprint its now made on your furniture? You think of your coworker who’s always complaining about how sore she is from her last personal training session, but she’s certainly got the muscles and physique to show for it. She never misses a workout because she’s invested in the ultimate accountable partner, also known as a Fitness Coach. What’s so great about a Fitness coach anyways? Are they actually worth the extra change in your pocket you planned to spend at the newest restaurant in town this weekend? We’ll let you decide after reading through these seven benefits of hiring a Fitness Coach:


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7 Benefits of Hiring a Fitness Coach
Everyone wants to be successful. More than likely, you wouldn’t be reading this if there wasn’t something that you wanted to improve upon when it comes to your fitness level. What’s one of the best ways to do so? Get yourself a fitness coach. Here we’ll break down several of the benefits hiring a fitness coach can provide to advance your training regimen and allow you to meet your fitness goals.


  1. Goal Achievement: Assessing your current fitness level, defining your fitness goals, mapping out the necessary steps to achieve them, and tracking progress. These are the essentials of fitness coaching, and sits at the top of our list.
  2. Safety and Proper Form: A critical component to success, fitness coaches teach their clients to maintain proper form, and commonly demonstrate the exercise themselves. This helps to work out any kinks in technique, and drastically reduces the risk of injury.
  3. Motivation: Fitness coaches do more than tell clients to reducing calorie intake and increase exercise. They teach the principles of behavioral modification, and help people overcome the psychological barriers that keep them in an unhealthy cycle of habits.
  4. Accountability: The decision to work with a fitness coach is a commitment. A committed coach will ensure you honor your commitment. We’ve all had moments of weakness when we cave to the pressures of television and pizza, or that extra hour of sleep. Coaches will push you to get to the gym and take care of business when other temptations arise.
  5. Variety: Experienced coaches provide many different exercise methods. Not only does this improve exercise efficiencies by keeping the body guessing, it also keeps clients from getting bored with the same old routine.
  6. No Wasted Time: Plans are prepared for you every day. No dilly dallying around the weight room, or slowly drifting from machine to machine. Your session has a purpose, and a coach will maximize the time you invest.
  7. Accommodation: Among the most versatile professions in terms of hours, fitness coaches will work around your schedule and tailor appointments that suit your needs.




23 Responses

  1. Elsa Anderson

    Elsa Anderson March 30, 2018 at 3:13 pm | | Reply

    My sister has been wanting to feel more healthy and confident so she has been thinking about hiring a fitness trainer. I like that you say one of the benefits is that fitness coaches provide motivation and help clients to overcome psychological barriers. Also, I like that you say there is no waste of time because your session has a purpose and the trainer will maximize your time as well as make you accountable for your training. I will definitely share these benefits with my sister.

    1. Jack City Fitness

      Jack City Fitness October 15, 2018 at 8:40 pm | | Reply

      Yes, Elsa! A great Fitness Trainer will help an individual in all aspects of their lives!

  2. Larry Weaver

    Larry Weaver April 27, 2018 at 9:59 pm | | Reply

    I didn’t realize that fitness coaches will help you create plans for every day you train. My wife and I want to get in better shape so that we can start getting into races. Since coaches can help us create a plan, we will definitely find a coach that can keep us focused and motivated to push ourselves.

    1. Jack City Fitness

      Jack City Fitness October 15, 2018 at 8:39 pm | | Reply

      Very smart, Larry! If you would like any help with that program, please contact us!

  3. Schiro Ackermann

    Schiro Ackermann June 16, 2018 at 1:41 am | | Reply

    I really liked it when you mentioned that a fitness trainer will explain the proper form of using exercise equipment so that the risk of injury will be greatly minimized. I tried doing the exercise alone once and ended up straining my arm muscles and not being able to use it for a week. That is the reason why this part got my attention. Now that I want to resume my fitness goals, I think the first step should be to hire a trainer.

    1. Jack City Fitness

      Jack City Fitness October 15, 2018 at 8:37 pm | | Reply

      Absolutely, Schiro! It is SO important to follow the proper form, reps, weight, etc when training. Having someone assist you that has that knowledge background could save you a lot of pain!

  4. Derek Dewitt

    Derek Dewitt August 20, 2018 at 3:29 pm | | Reply

    I have been wanting to get into shape this year, so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about how a fitness coach can help you stay motivated. I always lose my motivation to work out over time, so having someone to push me sounds ideal.

    1. Jack City Fitness

      Jack City Fitness October 15, 2018 at 8:35 pm | | Reply

      Yes, Derek! It’s amazing the difference in motivation when you are working out with a coach!

  5. Taylor Anderson

    Taylor Anderson September 4, 2018 at 3:08 pm | | Reply

    I like how you mentioned that experienced exercise coaches will help you plan exercise for everyday. I’ve been wanting to become more healthy, as I think it will help me feel better emotionally. Do you have any tips for choosing a great exercise coach in my area?

    1. Jack City Fitness

      Jack City Fitness October 15, 2018 at 8:35 pm | | Reply

      Great question, Taylor! Check out some gyms near you and choose one you like not only based on equipment, atmosphere, etc. but also on their philosophy & make sure to do an initial consultation with any trainer to see if they’re a good fit for you. Don’t be afraid to ask about their experience and what education background they have. If you are interested in having a remote trainer who can give you a program to follow and do regular check-ins with you via the phone, then please fill out our contact form! 🙂

  6. Amy Winters

    Amy Winters September 25, 2018 at 4:55 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for pointing out that a fitness coach can help you overcome the mental barriers that are keeping you in a cycle of bad habits. I want to get in better shape, but I just have so much trouble motivating myself. It sounds like a fitness coach would help me get to the root of the problem, so I’ll definitely look into hiring one!

    1. Jack City Fitness

      Jack City Fitness October 15, 2018 at 8:27 pm | | Reply

      Absolutely! Fitness coaches help with more than just the physical aspects. So many times there are mental blocks as well.

  7. Kit hannigan

    Kit hannigan October 17, 2018 at 3:01 am | | Reply

    I am really glad that you mentioned how a fitness coach will be able to map out the necessary steps for you to achieve your fitness goals. My son has had a long bout with obesity during his youth. He is in better shape, but he definitely wants to shave off more pounds. I know he has trouble drawing up a fitness plan and sticking to his routines, so I think working with a fitness coach will help him get fitter faster.

  8. Jack City Fitness

    Jack City Fitness October 17, 2018 at 6:32 pm | | Reply

    Yes, Kit! It sounds like he is on the right road, but having a coach to come alongside him will be beneficial in his outcome! They will help guide and motivate!

  9. Thomas Westgren

    Thomas Westgren October 31, 2018 at 2:51 pm | | Reply

    I like how you said that having a personal training plan means that you always have something to do every day. My wife and I are really wanting to lose some weight and having a plan every day would be great. That way we can consistently work out and lose weight.

  10. Simon Tanner

    Simon Tanner November 13, 2018 at 1:39 pm | | Reply

    Fitness coach is beneficial for growth. Proper guideline is very important for fitness. I am reading your blog and i get the right information about hiring fitness coach. Thanks for such post and keep it up.

    1. Jack City Fitness

      Jack City Fitness December 17, 2018 at 11:53 pm | | Reply

      Thanks for your feedback! So glad it helped you!

  11. Kate Welling

    Kate Welling December 20, 2018 at 12:33 am | | Reply

    I love how you mentioned that fitness coaches will demonstrate proper form and exercise. It makes sense that this is important because the bad form will result in hurt joints and muscles. My husband has been wanting to get back into shape, so I will let him know this information so he can start looking for a coach.

    1. Jack City Fitness

      Jack City Fitness December 29, 2018 at 8:30 pm | | Reply

      Absolutely! Correct form is SO important and often over-looked. Good for you being ahead of the game!

  12. Kairi Gainsborough

    Kairi Gainsborough January 8, 2019 at 5:27 am | | Reply

    This is a great infographic for anyone who is on the fence when it comes to hiring a personal trainer. For the new year, my goal is to get in shape and feel happy about my body. Since I have only stepped inside a gym once or twice in my life, I don’t think I can achieve this goal without some help. But, like you said, a personal trainer could lay out the steps I need to take to reach this goal.

    1. Jack City Fitness

      Jack City Fitness February 8, 2019 at 8:02 pm | | Reply

      Yes, Kairi, a Personal Trainer would absolutely help you meet your goals! You can do it!

  13. Gerty Gift

    Gerty Gift March 4, 2019 at 1:35 pm | | Reply

    I liked how you talked about coaches providing a lot of different exercise methods. I have been curious about what other kinds of exercises I could be doing instead of the same ones every time I go to the gym. It would definitely be something that could help me to change up my regular routine.

    1. Jack City Fitness

      Jack City Fitness March 4, 2019 at 7:52 pm | | Reply

      Exactly! Using a trainer will open your eyes to different workouts & keep you motivated to reach new goals. If you do the same thing over and over, you won’t see your best potential results! Good luck on your search for a personal trainer!

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