Over the past few years, personal training in gyms across the UK has really entered the mainstream. Whereas a few years ago, personal training was seen as the preserve of celebrities or pro athletes, it is now available for everyone.
The range of settings in which you can have personal training are huge - you aren't just limited to working in a gym or your home. Personal training is now offered in a corporate environment, at holiday resorts, even on cruise ships. Why not check our search to find your local personal trainer.
The benefits can also be huge. When you have an expert directing your efforts, you can be confident that the time you spend working-out is time well spent, targeted to a set of goals that you and your trainer have agreed in advance. Additionally, your motivation will be higher. Not only will you have clear goals, you will also have someone pushing you, encouraging you, and making sure you don't slack off when the going gets tough!
Personal trainers can be of particular benefit to those with health issues, whether you have a chronic condition, or are simply rehabbing after an injury or illness.
Getting the right personal trainer is crucial. Aside from personal issues such as price and location, the two biggest things to look for are certification - there are many so-called personal trainers operating with no training or qualifications - and compatibility. The best way to see if someone will be right for you is to ask around for recommendations, and then sign up for one session initially, to see if you get on together, before committing to a long-term programme.