Can a Personal Trainer Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals?

man doing bench press with personal trainer

Raise your hand if 2020 threw your fitness goals for a loop. With disrupted work and school schedules, many of us have more stress on our plates and less time on our hands than ever before. As a result, exercise may have taken a backseat to just getting through the day/week/month. But, we’ve got some good news: 2020 is almost over! And, with a little help from one of our expert personal trainers, there’s still plenty of time to reach your fitness goals. 

Benefits of working with a personal trainer

Whether you’re starting a new fitness program, plateaued, or just looking for a new addition to your exercise routine, personal trainers can help elevate your workout regimen. 

Get a training plan that meets you where you’re at

Your first meeting with a personal trainer should always be a free fitness consultation. During this session, your trainer will ask about your current workout routine, your biggest fitness challenges, and what your goals look like. This is also a great time to discuss any injuries or health conditions and how you prefer to be trained. For example, some people thrive with a “tough love,” bootcamp style trainer while others need more nurturing support. 

After the consult, your personal trainer can design a program that works with your preferences, goals, and timeline. When it comes to highly-personalized training programs, nothing beats the one-on-one attention of working with a personal trainer. 

Get the most out of every rep

Along with that one-on-one training program comes an expert eye. During sessions, your trainer can watch your form, note any imbalances, compensations, or ineffective movements, and coach you on how to improve. That way you’re getting the maximum benefit from every rep instead of wasting time grinding through ineffective sets. 

Reach your fitness goals faster

Whether you’re training for a specific event, trying to set a new lifting PR, or want to build strength and mobility after an injury, a personal trainer can help you set (and stick to) a realistic timeline. And between a tailored training program, more effective movement, and the added accountability of working with a personal trainer, you’re going to see results. And working with a personal trainer can help you reach them faster. 

Bonus: it’s easier to practice social distancing with a personal trainer

Right now, it’s all about safety. With COVID-19 case numbers on the rise, many states are hitting pause on re-opening. Some of the harder hit areas are even taking a step back and encouraging stricter social distancing. And your favorite indoor group exercise classes could be impacted by more rigorous safety measures. 

That’s where our personal trainers come in. They’re able to provide the accountability and intensity of a group exercise class, in a safe, one-on-one setting. 

A personal trainer can be especially helpful if you are immuno-compromised or have a chronic health condition. It’s easier to socially distance during these one-on-one coaching sessions and your trainer can ensure that any equipment you handle has been properly sterilized prior to your training session.

Ready to work with a personal trainer? 

The team at Santa Barbara Athletic Club is here to help you get on track. Get in touch for a free fitness consultation with any of our trainers in an open-air workout space. It’s time to reach your fitness goals.