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We all need to maintain as active a lifestyle as we possibly can.
Regular exercise, in whatever form it comes, is vital to our health: we can all benefit from it, no matter our age, weight, body type, athleticism, or exercise preferences (or any other factors, for that matter!) Making your health and fitness a priority- getting and remaining active for as long as possible- will bring you a laundry list of physical and mental health benefits. Looking up the gyms near you and taking out a gym membership is a must.
Further to this, it’s always a good idea to consider going with a personal trainer wherever possible.
Personal trainers can help you to achieve your fitness goals and get the results you want out of your time working in the gym. Although you will benefit hugely from involving yourself in any kind of physical activity, if you have specific goals in mind, have a long fitness journey to undertake, or simply like structure and efficiency, a personal trainer will be a worthy investment.
The benefits of a personal trainer
They will help you figure out your goals
Goals need to be SMART – Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Timely. Fitness goals are no different. It isn’t enough simply to want to get fit, a lot of the time – this is too nebulous and won’t get you very far. You want concrete goals with a good-quality action plan to help you meet them.
A personal trainer will help you to achieve this. They will set out a few specific goals and write you a plan to get you there in as efficient a manner as possible, which leads us onto our next point…
They will help write an efficient plan
Hours spent in the gym don’t mean all that much. You can go for five hours a day, every day, and not really get anywhere. If you’re not on a relevant, well-planned program, with a relevant intensity level and proper spacing between sessions, your results simply won’t materialise – at least not efficiently.
A personal trainer should specialise in programming. A good personal trainer will give you a 3-6-month plan, tailored to you, broken down into monthly cycles, broken down into weekly schedules, broken down into individual workouts. These programs will include everything needed to meet your goals, and nothing that isn’t.
A good trainer will also be able to get a good grasp of your strengths and weaknesses within a couple of sessions. They will then work your weak points to get them up to par, whilst exploiting your strengths for maximum gains. They will teach you good technique and adapt each exercise for you. They should be able to find your perfect squat position and coach you through it. They should be able to find out where your deadlift is at and how easily you perform cardio, and work from there. Everything will be there to make sure that you make the most out of every minute spent on the gym floor, learning and progressing throughout.
You won’t waste your time.
They give you accountability
We’re all tempted to slack off from time to time. It can be hard to stay motivated over time, day by day, or even within a single session. It can be hard to stick to the exercises you don’t like but know you should be doing, rather than simply doing the same five or six things you enjoy every time.
A gym buddy can be good for getting over this. A personal trainer will be better. They will give you far better accountability.
In part, this is because they will write your workouts for you, and usually stay with you as you train, so they know you’re doing everything you need to.
In part, this is because they will track your progress over time. If you’re trying to lose weight, they will give you a weekly weigh in. If you’re trying to gain strength, they will test your heavy lifts at suitable periods.
In part, this is simply because you will have planned appointments with them, and you will have often pre-booked and pre-paid sessions weeks in advance. There is no leaving work, deciding you are tired and skipping training. You have to meet your trainer, so you have to go to the gym. If not, they will give you a hard time, and you’ll end up wasting money as you pay them for sessions you are not attending.
Where to find your personal trainer
Finding personal training in Dubai is also easy. There are plenty of world-class trainers working at world-class fitness facilities.
GymNation are a good place to begin on your personal training journey. They are the UAE’s most affordable and flexible gym group.
GymNation are passionate about supporting everyone, from absolute beginners to advanced athletes, as they work towards their health and fitness goals. This is why they keep their memberships affordable and their customers’ control, and why they keep their venues friendly and welcoming.
Theirs are also some of the largest gym facilities in the UAE. Their flagship venue is a 45,000-square-foot space that feels cool and modern with an urban, industrial edge. It hosts a spinning studio, a treadmill room, a boxing ring, a free-weights area, and three separate studios for fitness classes. Their gyms come with state-of-the-art Matrix gym equipment. They also offer virtual, on-demand classes, giving you a degree of flexibility over your training and allowing you to take back control.
It is their personal trainers that make them a go-to fitness facility in Dubai, however. Their trainers are all hard-working professionals, well-qualified, incredibly experienced, and have a reputation for putting your needs front and centre. They will get you where you need to go.