What are the benefits of a personal trainer?


More often than not, people find themselves struggling to get through their workouts or to make positive progress in the gym. Disheartened, confused, and irritated, they’re driven to consider one important question: “Should I hire a personal trainer?”

From helping you reach your fitness goals to figuring out how to exercise safely with a chronic condition, here are the key benefits of personal training and why it could be one of the best investments you'll make in your overall health and well-being.


Most of us work harder in the presence of others. Having a trainer by your side can provide the encouragement, energy and motivation you need to jumpstart your routine. A trainer can also help you set goals, create a plan to accomplish them and celebrate the day you reach them.


Do you find it difficult to stick to a program or habit? A trainer can hold you accountable and help you overcome all the excuses you might use to avoid your commitment to exercise. It’s a lot harder to skip the gym when someone’s waiting for you.


Fitness can be confusing. There’s a lot of information to sort through. Eat this, eat that. Cardio before or after strength training? Your trainer can help you find credible information and provide direction on your fitness journey. A trainer can help you remove the guesswork so you can put all your energy toward accomplishing your goals.

Avoid injury

If you’re new to exercise or find that some movements are painful, it’s worth hiring a trainer to ensure you’re moving in a safe and effective way. Taking the time to learn proper exercise techniques can improve your results and prevent annoying injuries. 

Individual attention

When it comes to fitness, everyone’s different. Your unique body mechanics, experience, goals, fitness level, likes and dislikes, can guide your trainer to creating a plan that’s specific to your needs. With a program that fits, you’re more likely to maintain the habit and see results.

Training with medical conditions

Exercise is beneficial for preventing or managing many common chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. However, exercising with a medical condition requires additional precautions. A knowledgeable trainer with experience training clients with chronic conditions can design a program that ensures your safety and provides a positive exercise experience.

Ageing gracefully

Our bodies change as we age. Maybe the exercises you used to do no longer work with your body, or perhaps you’ve stopped seeing results. A trainer can help you adjust or adapt your program as you age, which will allow you to maintain functionality and strength.


Believe it or not, exercise can be enjoyable. A savvy personal trainer can make exercise both effective and fun. Group or buddy training can be a great way to increase enjoyment, make exercise social and attain the services or a trainer for a cheaper rate. And simply working with a trainer who you like and respect can be enough to provide you with more gratification from your workouts. 

If you’re interested in personal training, or want to find out more, feel free to get in touch at enquiries@simonfarrar.com 

Simon Farrar