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Why would anybody go with a personal trainer? They are expensive, sometimes incredibly so, will make your life miserable for hours every week, will boss you around, tell you what to eat, and will get you doing things that you could probably do on your own, right?
Well… kind of. But not really.
And training with a PT just so happens to be about the best thing you can do to get in shape, meet your fitness goals, and ultimately achieve the physicality you want.
Personal trainers will help you to achieve your fitness goals and get the results you want out of your time working in the gym. Yes, you could do it all alone, but your technique will probably suck, you won’t push yourself as hard as they will push you, and you won’t be able to write a full plan, complete with micro-, meso-, and macro- cycles.
Which you really need to be following if you want to achieve your goals.
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 well worth their money. Although you will benefit
The Benefits of a Personal Trainer
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.
Most people don’t have these. They simply rock up at the gym and do what they want for a few hours a week, call it training and expect results to happen. They won’t – you need a proper roadmap if you’re to get where you want to go.
Talking of which…
A personal trainer will specialise in programming. A good personal trainer will give you a 3-6-month plan. This will be completely tailored to you and your goals, and should be broken down into monthly cycles. These monthly cycles should then be broken down into weekly schedules, which will be broken down into individual workouts.
A program like this should include everything needed to meet your goals, and nothing that isn’t. You would be hard pressed to find a programme like this without a PT or professional coach.
Personal trainers will also be able to figure out your strengths and weaknesses – which areas they can exploit for you to excel at, and which to focus on for improvement from a lower base level. They will do this, whilst teaching you proper technique, whilst making sure you are always progressing, all with your goals in mind, in sight, and within arm’s reach.
Your time will be far better spent, and your goals better developed and reached, with a personal trainer.
And speaking of time well spent, a personal trainer will keep you accountable. They will keep you motivated, which can be very important. More importantly, however, they will keep you on schedule and regular, helping to make your training a habit that will last you a lifetime.
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. They will also track your progress, so that you will know when you are making gains, when not, and what to do about it either way.
In part, they will help you to make fitness a habit by meeting with you habitually. They will be there, every session, every week, waiting for you. Before long, your body will be on autopilot, simply expecting – and taking you to – training, working hard, and making gains.
Where to find your Personal Trainer
Finding personal training in Dubai is 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, and they have some of Dubai’s best personal trainers working with them.
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 gym memberships affordable and their customers’ control, and why they keep their venues friendly and welcoming.
Their world-class, top certified personal trainers are all hard-working professionals, well-qualified, incredibly experienced, and have a reputation for putting your needs first above all else.
You will be truly well served by training with one of them.