SEARCH BLOG POSTS
The Many Benefits of Personal Training
Is a personal trainer worth it? You bet! Working with one of our coaches will help elevate your fitness routine and personal growth. Learn more about the importance of personal training today!
How Can a Personal Trainer Help Me?
Getting a personal trainer might be the key to unlocking your fitness goals—is that why it’s so popular? If you’re curious about the benefits of having a personal trainer, we’re here to get you up to speed.
Here at Jack City Fitness, we have a personal training program filled with coaches who love helping Boise’s athletes train hard, see results, and feel incredible.
Before we get into the many, many benefits of personal training, we thought we’d answer some of your questions about fitness coaching.
What Is a Personal Trainer?
A personal trainer is a trained athlete who holds professional qualifications (like fitness trainer certifications) to lead or coach others in exercise. Personal trainers provide healthy and safe supervision, workout plans, and training to athletes of every level—even Olympians have private coaches!
What Do Personal Trainers Do?
There isn’t just one purpose of a personal trainer; depending on their specialty and the needs of their trainees, fitness coaches can provide many services and support.
In most cases, your personal trainer will get to know you, your athletic history, and your fitness style, goals, and preferences. They’ll develop a fitness regimen that suits your needs and goals, and will teach you the proper way to perform the exercises involved with this routine.
You’ll be able to progress with this routine with the help and support of your trainer, who will ensure that you are working out safely and correctly, adding new challenges as you progress.
Should I Get a Personal Trainer?
Yes! Although every athlete has a different experience, there are many reasons why personal training works. We’ve been lucky enough to see countless personal training success stories.
The importance of personal training comes in many forms:
Ahh, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as hitting your goals…and you can bet your personal trainer feels the same way. Your coach will assess your current fitness level and use that to help define your fitness goals. By mapping out the necessary steps to achieve these goals (and dutifully tracking progress,) your coach will help make those goals a reality. This is an essential element of fitness coaching, putting it at the top of our list.
Safety and Proper Form
For newcomers to the fitness world, a personal trainer is practically crucial. Your coach will be able to watch your form and technique with expert eyes, ensuring you are performing your workouts in a safe and sustainable way.
Many coaches will also demonstrate exercises themselves so that their trainees can see the workout in action. This helps work out any kinks in technique and drastically reduces the risk of injury.
Fitness coaches do more than tell clients to reduce calorie intake and increase exercise. It’s much more complex than that! Plus, aside from the physical side of things, your coach will also be able to help athletes with mental roadblocks getting in the way of their fitness goals.
At Jack City Fitness, our fitness coaches teach the principles of behavioral modification, and work to help our partners overcome the psychological barriers that keep them in an unhealthy cycle of habits.
“Accountability” is a word you’ll often hear in athletic circles. Sometimes, even the most dedicated athlete has days where staying in their comfy bed, watching another episode, or heading to the bar sounds more appealing than their pre-scheduled workout.
That’s okay—sometimes—but often, it can become a habit that results in a gym partnership gathering dust and goals falling to the wayside. With a dedicated fitness coach, there’s way less chance of this happening; the decision to work with a fitness coach is a commitment…and a committed coach will ensure you honor it. Coaches will push you to get to the gym and take care of business when other temptations arise.
Occasionally an athlete finds themselves in a rut. In these cases, the gym feels like a chore—and often, a boring or unvaried workout routine can be the culprit of this problem. Although some people do best with a highly consistent routine, many athletes find that variety at the gym is crucial to motivation and enjoyment.
However, it can be challenging to research and come up with new workout ideas all the time. That’s where your trainer comes in. Experienced coaches provide many different exercise methods—and they’ll be chosen with your unique needs and goals in mind.
No Wasted Time
Athletes who lone-wolf their fitness journey often waste precious time without realizing it. Without a personal trainer to design their fitness regimen, all the planning falls on them—and that can lead to aimless dilly–dallying around the weight room, or slowly drifting from machine to machine.
There’s no risk of that with a fitness coach; when you work with a trainer, plans are prepared for you every day. Your session has a purpose, and a coach will maximize the time you invest.
When you work with a fitness coach, YOUR needs are number one. If you have a hectic schedule, that’s fine—your trainer understands. Most fitness coaches will work around your schedule and tailor appointments that suit your needs—especially at Jack City!
Are you ready to work with one of our amazing fitness coaches? Call or text (208) 999-1111 to become a Jack City partner, and enjoy everything from personal training to 24/7 gym access. We can’t wait to help you smash your goals!