As you know I am a personal trainer. Any of my clients will tell you that working with a personal trainer can be a great way to get you where you want to go. This blog explains what I do and why it can benefit you in 2017.


Working out, breaking a sweat, getting stiff and store (to start with), it doesn’t sound like a lot of fun does it? It gets a lot easier if you keep at it and before long you’ll be recognising health and wellbeing benefits, not least the “rush” you get when you have a great workout. Getting to that point can take some extra effort, especially if you are not a particularly motivated person.

That’s where a personal trainer steps in. We know how to get you going, how to make working out fun, how to reassure and when to push and when to let you find your groove. It’s easy to walk away if you’re not accountable to anyone else.

Food for Thought

If you want to workout but then eat junk you’re going to find yourself disappointed when it comes to your progress, and you probably won’t feel as healthy / as well as you’d hoped you would. The problem is that there are so many diets and conflicting advice out there, particularly online that it can be hard to know what’s right and what’s wrong.

Your personal trainer will be able to offer you effective diet information that will ensure that you receive all of the vitamins and minerals you need, that helps fuel your workouts and your daily energy requirements as well as helping you to recover. An individual nutritional plan could make a real difference.

Exercise / Workouts

If the last time you worked out it was to an 80’s step aerobics video or if your goals have changed the exercises you will need to do will be different. A personal trainer can help you break down your goals and put together a workout that not only targets certain areas, but also ones that are suitable for your level fitness at any time. Fitness is a journey and so how you train, how often, what workouts you enjoy and what other sports and activities you might enjoy all vary from person to person. A personal trainer will help you identify what is best for you.

When Progress Halts

When you first start working out and for a long time afterwards you tend to see progress on a regular basis. Your weight might drop (or go up if you’re bulking out), your measurements might change, you might have more energy, be able to run/swim/jog further. There comes a time however when you it a plateau and that can be disappointing and demotivating.

Your personal trainer will be able to help you identify ways to get back on the road to improvement, to reassess your goals and mix your workouts up a bit to keep things interesting.


You have a better chance at succeeding with your health and fitness goals when you workout regularly, eat properly and choose training exercises that are specific to your individual goals. With a personal trainer on hand to help you with all of this and more you can see why those serious about making the changes are using a personal trainer and plan to continue to do so in 2017.