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Summer's back on! Now is the time to hire a Personal Trainer

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Alex, Staff Writer

Friday, 19 March 2021

Have many months cooped up indoors taken their toll? What with gyms closed, no group exercise classes and a ban on personal trainers visiting our homes, keeping fit has been tricky in recent times. But as we ease out of lockdown and things finally start to resemble some kind of normality, it's now much easier to meet a personal trainer in person.

While the new year is usually the time when personal trainers are in hot demand, summer 2021 is set to be an exceptionally busy time for the fitness industry.

Here are some of the top things to consider if you’re planning on hiring a personal trainer anytime soon. 

Consider your fitness goals

Most personal trainers will want to know your goals before you start working out so that they can tailor an exercise program to suit. Naturally, losing weight is high on most people’s agendas. But you might also want to build muscle, strengthen your core, improve your upper body strength or meet other goals. So have a good think before you select a trainer, since one professional may be more experienced in a particular goal than another. 

Don’t worry if you’re not fit

If you’re not in the best shape it can seem very daunting to think about hiring a personal trainer. But what you have to remember is that your trainer isn’t there to judge in fact the very opposite! Plus most people are going to be in the same boat after lockdown anyway. A personal trainer will coach you from wherever you’re starting at. They’ll give you a thorough assessment and build up your exercise routine from there. Supporting you both mentally and physically in equal measures, a personal trainer is there to bring those positive and motivational vibes we all need right now. 

Exercise is excellent for mental health

Regardless of your lockdown experience, it’s safe to say it’s been a tough ride for everyone. While exercise is absolutely great for our physical health, it’s also important for our mental health too. Exercise is one of the best ways to boost endorphins which can help us wade off a number of health conditions and also ensure we sleep better. Plus, with a personal trainer, you’re not going to be working out alone, seen as we’ve all had enough isolation to last a lifetime over lockdown. This itself will give you a mental boost, especially when a personal trainer is on your side! 

Virtual personal training

If your area is still subject to restriction or if you’re shielding, then virtual personal training is still a popular option. It allows you to exercise in your home without having to interact with others. Compared with doing no exercise at all, virtual personal training is better than nothing. Plus, it will build your confidence and fitness up for when you are ready to venture outdoors again. This method will also allow you to select any kind of personal trainer regardless of your location, which is handy if you live in a remote location and don’t wish to travel right now. Find out how much a personal trainer costs.

To sum up

Whether you’ve kept up with your fitness throughout Covid or if you’re starting from scratch, a personal trainer will meet you at your level. Keeping fit is going to boost your mental and physical health, which is exactly what we all need right now. 

Plus, summer is a much easier time to don the lycra than in the depths of winter! Find the best Personal Trainers on Bark today, and kick start that fitness regime.

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