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The Stomach Fat Dilemma - Rob Bowman

The last area of fat hanging around for most people is stomach fat. As a personal trainer it is the area people are most concerned about. However people go about achieving this goal in totally the wrong way. Here are the 3 most common mistakes people make trying to reduce stomach fat; 1/ Ignore high heart rate cardiovascular training. Get you heart rate during the training and the more fat your burn. That doesn’t mean you have to do ‘traditional cardio’ such as running, but you do need to make sure you move at a fast enough pace and work hard enough so that your heart rate is seriously elevated throughout your workout. This is how you will burn most fat. So keep the resting between sets to a minimum and push yourself as hard as you can. 2/ Doing far too much core isolations work. Simply working on a particular body part in an attempt to burn fat simply won’t work. I understand why you do it – you have areas, such as the stomach, where fat gathers more readily than others and you want to get rid of it. However the problem is it is IMPOSSIBLE to spot-reduce body fat. The body burns fat as a unit, so each exercise you do will have an overall fat burning effect on the entire body rather than just the area that you are working. So no matter how many sit ups you do, unfortunately you will not simply wake up with a flat stomach. Working out a different area of the body, e.g. the legs will be just as effective at burning fat from your stomach as a stomach exercise. The more muscles a particular exercise works, the greater the overall fat burning effect will be. So doing a squat will burn more fat from your stomach than a sit up. This is because the volume of muscle fibres required to do a squat is much greater than a sit up. You need the whole of your lower body to do a squat and just your outer abs to do a sit up. 3/ Diet is not good enough. The biggest mistake people make is too many crabs and/or sugars. If you put too many toxins, too much processed food (in particular sugar), or even too many complex carbs into your diet you are always going to struggle to get the fat loss and muscle definition results you want. The body struggles to metabolise these foods as they are unnatural for it. As a result the chance of them being stored as fat is much greater. And if your stomach is the area you find your problem area the chances are that is where it will go. Attack all 3 areas and you will be sure to see a reduction in your stomach fat.

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Coming Soon.. MiFit 360 - Evolving the Health and Fitness Industry! - Lee Meredith

MiFit 360 - Evolving the health and fitness industry!

MiFit360 is a brand new cutting edge platform developed to evolve the health and fitness industry, so that members of the public can search for, connect with and rate verified and rated health and fitness trainers, instructors, gyms, clubs and specialist! Our aim is for MiFit 360 to be the "go to” place for the public to find, hire and rate their ideal fitness and exercise experience!

Members of the public can use our platform to find exactly what they want in the location they want it, when they want it, with the peace of mind that they are connecting with verified and rated professionals, gyms, clubs or specialists! The relevant professionals, gyms and clubs or specialists appear from the search on a map with our pink pin displaying exactly where they are located.

Members of the public can view each professionals profile, check if they have a verified status, connect, hire or book and rate them! Or public can use the unique MIFit 306 "Train Me” function where all they need to do is post an advert with what they are looking for and then sit back, relax and let the trainers, gyms, clubs and specialists come to them with offers.

The MIFit360 verification system ensures MIFit360 obtain the relevant accreditations, qualifications and all insurance documentation to prove each professional is covered and is a fully qualified and responsible professional/venue.  They are then awarded a verification logo on their profile as a "seal of approval” to demonstrate to members of the public that this is a professional /venue that has been checked and verified.   

Our rating/feedback system further ensures that the professional or venue members of public intend to work with is top quality; it is an opportunity for members of the public to give an honest opinion of the services they have received using a rating system of 0-5. This gives future users an excellent idea of the standard of the professional or venue they may be choosing.  If  ratings fall below a certain level or there is some negative feedback it gives MiFit 360 an opportunity to find out why and possibly help rectify any training issues, CPD needs etc..

Although all gyms, clubs and professionals that have listed their insurance and qualifications will have signed terms and conditions declaring this is true, MiFit 360  goes the extra mile by offering a "Verified” status! All professional members have the option to be verified by following our procedures, so that our expert team can verify them and award MiFit 360 "Verified” status.

"Our aim is to evolve the health and wellbeing industry by connecting people with verified and rated industry professionals using world class systems and technology to make it a safer, trusted and happier place!”


Lee Meredith – CEO MiFit 360

Register your interest here.. 

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Why females should train with weights - Scott Daly

Female Weight Training

The Gym! A testosterone fueled sweat pit, of muscle-bound egos battling for the bench press and taking tank top selfies. A place where a newbie walks in and is immediately met with a wall of eyes, all staring, all judging, all wondering who this person is stepping into their domain. Those eyes and stares can be intimidating and for this reason, you stay away from the weights section and relapse into your comfort blanket of cross trainers, treadmills and Swiss balls. After a standard 60 minute plod you drive home and try to resist all urges so as not to ruin your workout by eating the entire contents of your fridge. As a ‘Healthy’ replacement you instead opt for the bowl of ‘wholesome pasta' and so the already wasted gym session carries over into uneducated unhealthy diet. For this reason and many more like it many gym goers never adapt by following a progressive training programme they instead continue to eat an unbalanced diet and train sporadically, which in reality, is counterproductive to their goals and aspirations. Many women worry that weight training is going to make them bulky, so instead they spend many valuable gym hours doing steady state cardio exercise in order to maintain a natural feminine look. In truth women simply do not have the hormonal capacity to gain muscle mass like men. Testosterone is the hormone responsible for increases in muscle mass and studies have shown that women's testosterone levels are a fraction of that found in men. What this means is that squatting, benching and Olympic lifting are not going to make you look bulky and masculine, instead they will work your bodies large muscle groups which in turn will help burn more calories and increase muscle tone and definition. Weight training has been shown to increase lean muscle mass in men and women alike, the difference is in the quantity and rate of growth. In case you’re wondering, this is a very good thing as the more muscle mass you have the more calories your body burns even at rest and in return the leaner you will become. Increased muscle mass will decrease the inches on your waist and tone the inches on your bum, after all nobody ever looked good in yoga pants from just doing yoga. Another problem many women have is that they know the exercises to do, but have no idea when to do them and at what intensity. That is why having a programme to follow is so important, it eliminates the guess-work and bemused look you get when you hear words such as splits, superset and drop sets. If you wonder aimlessly around a gym going from exercise to exercise without any progressive overload (increasing the weight progressively) then you will undoubtedly limit your progress. If you want to change the way you train and eat. If you want to have a set of targets and goals and you want a pathway to achieve them, then get in touch with us today. Email today to change your life for the better!

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What has Personal Training become? - James Harris

I'm still a rookie. I have only been a Personal Trainer for two years. I am still finding my way in the business but in these two years, I have already seen a big change. When I was on my course, I felt like I was doing something different, unique and inspiring. Nobody I knew was a Personal Trainer. Since then, it seems like courses are easier and quicker to find and complete. Whilst I was on my course, I was doing placements, homework, presentations and revised like I have never revised before for exams. Within 6 weeks now, you can become a fully qualified Personal Trainer with a nutritional qualification to go with it. This is great but can you learn everything you need to know about the industry in six weeks? The placements helped me massively as I was training people I didn't know and learning more about the facilities, equipment, technique, professionalism and ways to promote myself. I was speaking to a fellow fitness professional a couple of weeks ago who told me he took part in a spin class at his local gym. The Personal Trainer in that gym was taking the class. Halfway through the class, the instructor got the class to sprint and whilst the members were sprinting, he shouted "let's sprint so you can have a packet of crisps later and not feel guilty.” This is meant to be a guy who is all about health and fitness. Is this something to do with how short the courses are? I learnt so much about nutrition when I was getting my qualification. I know that six week courses have been available for a long time but my point is about learning everything we need to know in a job as important as ours. Talking about eating a packet of crisps in a spin class isn't something a professional should be telling people. Unprofessional. This isn't my only problem with how this business is being portrayed, though. I see a lot of up and coming Personal Trainers who take up this profession because they have a chance to train themselves as much as they want for free. I love training just as much as anyone. I get a buzz when I see change in myself physically but the problem I have is how often some PT's post photos of themselves topless, lifting a weight or tensing in the mirror. I get that you are happy with the change in yourself. But lets not forget this is work. This is meant to be about how you help other people, not yourself. I go on social media a lot to promote my business as its one of the best platforms to do so. I post photos of my clients gains and change (with their permission, of course) but not my own because this isn't about the change in myself. This is about change in clients. Potential clients who check my Twitter and website will want to read success stories from other clients. They want to see photos of someone I have helped who was once insecure now become confident. I'm not saying that posting photos of yourself is something you shouldn't do. You do work hard and eat right to get in the shape of your life and it's a great feeling. Posting a photo up of how you once were to how you are now I don't have a problem with. This is something you should be proud of and want to show people. Posting countless photos up on your social media to 'look great' and get a few 'likes' is what I don't agree with. This is a business, let's not forget. My profile photo on twitter is a photo of the tops I have made for my business and my header is a photo of my logo with my name on it. During my time in the industry, I have always prided myself on professionalism, I wear my own branded clothing, with information promoting my business on it. My professionalism extends to my behaviour during my time with my client. Many times have I witnessed and overheard stories about fellow PT's, both male & female, take advantage of their title as Personal Trainer in order to pursue a client in ways that contradict their job role. You are in a workplace, People are paying you to do a job. You should do the job to the highest quality.

Remember that this job is one of the most rewarding jobs that anyone could have. Do the job to change peoples lives and help them become confident again.

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How to age successfully! - Aimie Hamer

The ACSM position stand for exercise and the older adult is where I draw my information. The purpose of the position stand is to provide an overview of issues critical to understanding the importance of exercise and physical activity in older adult populations.? This can be found in position stands. Normal aging, we have to face it, is going to happen. Ageing is non negotiable and we must accept it. The external signs we can see most days, when we look in the mirror and to a degree we can modify. We can dye our hair, botox our wrinkles, enhance our bosoms, and other things too, but none of this is slowing the aging process. Internally structural and functional changes are occurring and these impact our activity levels. Our bone density declines with age, making them more prone to fracture as we get older, our muscles start to deteriorate (sarcopenia) making regular movements less easy. Our blood pressure may rise increasing our risk of heart disease or a coronary event, our maximum heart rate drops and our body composition (body fat) increases, along with a reduced aerobic capacity, making everyday tasks such as walking feel more challenging. As we age we may favour lower impact activities such as golf and walking over running and high impact activities that we may have previously enjoyed. Our lives also change in that they may become less physically demanding, for example our children need less physical care, and our jobs may become part time. With all these factors happening within the body and in our lifestyle choices and daily circumstances, the risks of chronic disease ( hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cancer, heart disease ) increase. So it leaves the question of; is it the fact that we slow down, that aging and its effects increase? or the aging process itself makes us slow down? As we do less we age quicker, things get harder, so we do less, its a downward spiral. Both paradigms affect your ability to successfully age. Although we cannot reverse the aging process we can slow down the natural decline. With regular exercise we can hold on to our muscle mass, bone density and improve our fitness levels. Bone density cannot be increased with exercise in older age but increased exercise can significantly reduce the rate at which it declines. The more we do resistance exercise the more we can improve our muscle quality, strength and power. With increased muscle quality and strength our daily activities are obviously going to become easier. It has been shown that relative percentage strength gains are similar to younger counterparts. So we can always improve our strength no matter our age. Our aerobic capacity can also be improved with regular aerobic exercise. The more we increase our muscle mass and strength, the easier aerobic exercise will become especially in previously sedentary individuals. In research it was found that there were three important factors that applied to those who aged well in relation to others who didn't. They are; Social interaction Physical activity Positive attitude Interestingly, exercise is the major factor that has impact in a physiological aspect but without the other 2 factors may not occur. The body will clearly do what our brains ask of it but without a positive can do attitude, how likely is it that our bodies will achieve great fitness? Social interaction is valuable in the sense of comradeship, competition and fun, that it brings to enhance the motivation of regular exercise. Training with someone else is much more fun, sharing experiences is what can make them valuable and worthwhile. So in summary exercise is worthwhile no matter your age, you can always improve your strength and aerobic fitness and the benefits out weigh the risks. To have a fitter and healthier body, with a reduction in risk factors for chronic disease comes a greater quality of life and sense of worth. Life can be more independent, and enjoyable rather than a decline into lack of movement, muscle wastage, depression, and complete dependence on others for daily care. The research on exercise and dementia is also very strong suggesting that exercise helps cognitive function and has great psychological benefits as we age. The specifics for exercise prescription for exercise and the older adult can be found at Exercise can be enjoyed in so many different ways and needn't be formal as in structured sessions, exercise can be just daily activities, done more often. Sweeping, cleaning, DIY, gardening etc. Seated exercise is great for those with physical impairment and there are many resources available for everyone that wants to get more active. In a nutshell, never stop exercising!

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Ladies, lifting will NOT make you big! - Jeff Beck

One of the biggest myths that women need to overcome when it comes to their training is that lifting weights will make you big. The fear of becoming a female Arnold Schwarznegger or Sylvester Stallone is enough to make most women avoid going near a dumbbell. But lifting weights will not make you big. What it will do is:
 • Make you strong
 • Give you self-confidence
 • Optimise hormone regulation
 • Improve libido
 • Improve heart-health & respiratory system
 • Increase bone density and avoid osteoporosis
 • Speed up your metabolism and fat loss
 • Give you that bikini body you want for your holiday next summer
Still think it's a bad idea? Let's get things straight. Muscle is extremely hard to grow and maintain, but very easy to lose. Ask a bodybuilder how easy it was for them to look like they do. It takes A LOT of dedication to look like that. Hours spent in the gym every day, as well as eating 5-8 meals per day on top of any supplements they may be taking. So why do so many women still think that by doing a few barbell squats they're going to look like a she-Hulk?
Here are 3 reasons:
 • You are carrying more body fat than you realise. That fat can make you feel bulky
 • There is a temporary inflammation and nitrogen increase in muscle stores when you first start lifting weights. This gives you what is known as 'the pump' and fades soon after you've finished working out, but many women may fear they've doubled in size and stop
. • Opinionated friends. There are lots of people who know nothing about the human body, but have very loud opinions. Sometimes people will tell you that you look bulky simply because they know you are doing weights. Or they are jealous. Unfortunately the power of other’s perception confuses many people. 
But why won't you get big and bulky? The main reason is hormones. Many hormones play a part in muscle growth, such as growth hormone, progesterone, oestrogen, but the most important one of muscle building is testosterone. On average, men produce around 6-10mg of testosterone per day. Compared with an average female, who produces around 0.5mg per day, it's easy to see that women simply do not produce enough testosterone to support a bulky physique. I mentioned earlier that weight training can help with fat loss. So here is how it works. Keeping things nice and simple, muscle and fat are two completely different things. You can't "turn fat into muscle” or "muscle into fat”. It is impossible. Forget it. Instead, think of muscle as your body’s engine. It is metabolically active tissue, which requires nutrients to sustain itself, and a very specific environment in order to grow. It provides function to the body so you can move. Fat, on the other hand, is stored fuel. It is a dumping ground for all those cheeky cocktails, Maccy D's and choccy digestives. Essentially, the leftover nutrients your body did not need to sustain itself go here, and until you increase the use of muscle and give your body somewhat less energy than it needs, the fat is here to stay! By integrating weights into your workouts, you are opening up a whole new realm of possibilities for your workouts. You can vary weight, reps, speed, time, sets and tempo as well as the sheer number of different exercises you can do with a pair of dumbbells. This gives you the opportunity to introduce your body to new stress in each workout, which is exactly what it needs to change. Plus, varying your workouts breaks the monotony of doing the same thing on every trip to the gym and keeps you interested, especially when you start to see the results! Get lifting ladies! You won't regret it!

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3 Nutrition myths I want To See The Back Of In 2015 - by Troy Martin

When it comes to nutrition there is so much conflicting information in the mainstream and so many contradictory opinions out there that it's no wonder people are confused. There also now seems to be sub divisions that are further adding confusion to the issue. Here are 5 common myths that I don't want to see any more, let's bury them beneath an avalanche of common sense.

1.    Low Fat Diets Are Healthy

The chances are if you have worked in the fitness industry you have already jumped on this bandwagon but I still come across people on a daily basis who's programming is so deeply ingrained that they almost explode at the mere thought of gold top milk. There is NO evidence to support that fats are bad for you. Saturated fat does NOT cause heart disease and high fat diets CAN assist weight loss. The trouble is that most low fat products are not whole foods because they have been tampered with and often have extra sugar and other ingredients added to them. Whole grains are recommended for heart health but most of the "wholegrain” products consumed actually aren’t whole grains. They're usually processed grains with added sugar, even wholemeal bread is processed and these refined grains are more likely to increase blood serum cholesterol. So, don't be afraid of fat from natural foods like butter, olives, meat and fish and ensure high fibre grains like rice and oats or high fibre plant foods like pulses and fibrous greens are consumed in larger quantities than bread, pasta and cereals.


2.    Low Carb Diets Are Ideal For Weight Loss

Here's the first dichotomy. In the real world everyone's afraid of fat but in the fitness industry everyone has become afraid of carbohydrates because they're scared it's going to spike their insulin and make them fat. Very low carb, high fat diets are ketogenic which is all good if you have epilepsy or metabolic syndrome but  if you exercise regularly and high intensities you need to consume carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are stored in the muscles and will not only avoid catabolism (muscle wastage) but carb restriction causes a stress response, so your fear of insulin will result in a new friendship with cortisol, next stop adrenal fatigue. Low carb diets are also low fibre and fibre is essential for heart health, digestive function and satiety which means it will help you to lose weight if that is your goal. I don't want encounter any more studio exercise instructors boasting about consuming no carbs while delivering thirty hours of intense exercise per week but failing to admit to their new found addiction to pro plus and red bull.


3.    Vegetable Oils Are "GOOD” Fats

Most vegetable oils like sunflower oil, corn oil, rapeseed oil, etc are high in omega 6 fatty acids. Omega 6 is an essential fatty acid but due to high intake of processed grains and low fat substitutes most people in the west end up consuming far to much of it. The optimal balance between omega 6 and omega 3 should be 2:1. In many sea faring communities and whaling communities like the Inuits the ratio is about 1:4 and they have almost no history of heart disease. The typical Mediterranean diet has a ratio of 4:1 and also sees low incidences of heart disease. Here in the stressed out, nutritionally confused west the typical ratio is about 16:1 which causes systemic inflammation. Vegetable oils are also highly unstable at high temperatures and can oxidise under heat which turns them into trans fats. Trans fats are the true bad fats that contribute to heart disease and obesity and are found in most processed foods. Margarine is a form of hydrolysed vegetable oil and is closer chemically to the container it's sold in than it is to a healthy alternative like butter. Cook with saturated fats, use olive oil for dressings, eat oily fish and avoid products that contain hydrogenated vegetable oils. Easy.



You don't need to eat bread and cereals every day and you can lose fat while eating carbohydrates. The trouble with people is that they only see the headlines and then run with that without looking at the bigger picture. If I say low fat diets are bad you go low carb. If I say low carb diets are bad you go low fat, it never seems to occur to you to find a happy medium. Bottom line here is to aim for the best balance possible and to make use of the energy source that suits your metabolic type the best. Removing entire food groups will create an energy deficit and possibly lead to weight loss but it may also lead to your body stripping amino acids for energy which could result in muscle wastage and a significant reduction in your metabolism which means when you reintroduce that food group your energy system won't know what to do with it and it may end up on your hips. Low fat diets that are high in refined carbohydrates are devastating for our health but low carb diets that don't allow for an increase in fatty acids to provide energy are equally bad for you, especially if you exercise regularly. Eat your fats, from whole foods like butter, olives and olive oil, avocados and fish. Eat enough carbohydrates to fuel you for whatever activity you are doing and avoid the bad trans fats like margarine. If you're still confused maybe it's time to contact a coach to help you find the right balance for your body type, your activity levels and your goals.


Troy Martin is a functional fitness and nutrition coach in Hitchin,specializing in post rehab exercise, weight loss and sports nutrition.

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How to grow your fitness business using facebook advertising - Craig Wilson

I have been working with alot of people that are passionate about their health & fitness business and helping clients achieve their full potential as I am sure you are since you are a member of My Exercise Instructor. One of the main problems I have heard is the fact that even though you are so happy when instructing your clients and helping them, you are constantly worrying about where your next batch of clients are coming from, this problem is about to be solved below.

The method that I am going to speak about in this post is Facebook Advertising as it is a great way to get clients for your business as it has over 1 billion members and most of them want to keep fit. Facebook advertising is great whether you already have a business page on it or not as loads of likes are not necessary in order for you to get paying clients from adverts on facebook.

First of all what you have to do before you create the ad is make sure that you have thought about the objectives of what you want to achieve in your business (it may be to just get likes and exposure or it should be to get leads and potential clients). Then you have to think about the sales funnel that you have to set up so you can collect emails whilst also start getting your leads to know,like and trust you. Your sales funnel should look like:

AD>>>>> landing page>>>>>thank you page/hook product>>>>> autoresponder messages

Ad: This should be eye catching and straight to the point of solving a major problem that your prospects have so that people will click on it and enter their email.

Landing Page: Your landing page should be a separate page on your website that has only 1 call to action which is for your prospects to enter their email in exchange for something of value such as free eguide (which I give here, as you can it is straight to the point and got no distractions), free video series etc.

Hook Product Page: One thing that is 10x better than just collecting emails of prospects is to collect buyer emails and this is where this page will find your cream of the crop (aka buyers), this page will have a product on it that is no more than £50 so that it makes it an almost no brainer for the prospect to buy the product. The product that you produce should be full of value so that they will want to buy off of you again and it can be a similar or different format as the free gift that they have just received. You should set it up so that if people buy your product straight away then they do not go on the same email autoresponder list as  the prospects that just picked up the free product as you should soft sell your products to the prospects on your free email list so you can convert them to the buyers list after they have started trusting you more.

Thank You Page: The thank you page should further introduce yourself to your new prospect via a video/message as well as links to their free product that they have just opted in for and various links to the social media platforms that you are on so that they can easily stay in touch with you and spread the word for you.

If you create this funnel then you will have a great lead capturing system that you can turn on and off as you wish. I would love to hear of your results that you get through facebook or another platform that you use to get leads as this funnel can also work with banner ads,youtube, google & twitter etc but that is for another day as the worst thing you can do is take no action.

9 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer - Lee Meredith

Everyone needs little bit of help with exercise at some point; even if you're just starting out or you are an experienced gym user. But there are many people who shy away from personal training, as they may be unsure of what they will get out of the experience or whether it's worth the extra money. There are numerous reasons why people work with personal trainers. Some want a tailor made training program so they can lose body fat or get in shape, some people feel that they need to be held accountable for their workouts. Regardless of how long you've been training, what your goals are, or what level you are at, a personal trainer may be just what you need to take your training to the next level.

1 - You don't know where to start

Knowing how to set up an exercise/training programme that includes all the activities you need to do, (cardio, weights and flexibility) can sometimes be overwhelming especially when first starting out. Then, with the time and knowledge it takes to choose exercises, weights, reps and sets etc… you may quit before you even start! This is where a personal trainer can be the biggest help. They can help you utilise your training effectively while keeping you within your own limits so you don't overdo it. They can also help you set goals and map out a specific schedule, so you know when, how and where you can fit your training sessions in.

2 - You’re not seeing results

So you have been exercising consistently for several weeks or months and you are not losing weight or anywhere near reaching your goals? Hiring a personal trainer can be a great choice for you. A good personal trainer can look at your current program, eating habits and help you see where you could make some changes to create more efficient and effective workouts. A personal trainer can also help you determine whether the goals you've set yourself are realistic, hold you accountable for your workouts and help you stay focussed and motivated to exercise. You may even find that you are getting great results, just not in the way you expected, this is something a trainer may see more clearly as an outsider feeding back to you.

3 - You're bored with the same old routine

If you're an experienced exerciser, perhaps you haven't considered training with a personal trainer. However, if you need some variety and motivation in your workouts a trainer can bring a fresh perspective along with new ideas to challenge both your body and your mind. Even if you just do a few training sessions or meet every few weeks, you will find it refreshing to have new training and exercise options to play with! A personal trainer can also introduce new ways to exercise such as kettlebell training, different methods of strength or aerobic training and different types of equipment you've never tried before.

4 - To be challenged!

If you're like most people, you may sometimes slack off on your training, especially when it gets tough. A personal trainer can motivate and push you past those self-imposed limits, encouraging you to lift heavier, train longer and challenge yourself more than you would on your own. You will find it's very hard to slack off with a personal trainer standing over you, telling you to do one…more…rep! You may even find hidden strengths you never knew you had which can motivate and focus you even more.

5 - You want to learn how to exercise on your own

If your goal is to be able to create your own training programmes and be able to exercise by yourself, hiring a personal trainer for a few sessions should give you enough knowledge about the right way to exercise. This is especially true if you want to learn more about the way your body works, the function of different muscles, which exercises target which muscles and how to do those exercises safely, efficiently and effectively. Just a couple of sessions can teach you a lot about your body, how it responds to exercise and how to train it the most effective way.

6 - You need accountability and motivation

Personal Trainers are there to motivate you. You are investing money into tailor made training programs and you're investing time into doing these training sessions! A standing personal trainer appointment will help you to get yourself in gear for a training session. Your personal trainer will also provide some accountability, even when you don't have a 1-1 session; you know your trainer will be asking if you have stuck to your diet plan or did your planned training. Just knowing that can make it harder to skip your exercise sessions.

7 - You have an illness, injury or condition

Personal trainers can work with and help clients with arthritis, heart disease and many other health conditions. An experienced trainer will be able to devise a training programme suited to your conditions and will help you to perform exercises correctly to help you avoid any further problems. Your conditions can be improved by your trainer prescribing the appropriate training methods!

8 - You're training for a specific sport or event

If you're training for a marathon, body building contest or some other type of sport or event, an experienced trainer can give you tailored exercises that are specific to that sport or event. Your personal trainer can also create a training program and could even map out a nutrition plan for the coming sport or event.

9 -You want support and supervision

Some people know how to exercise and they may even know how to do the exercises correctly but they enjoy having a trainer around for support and supervision. If you're lifting very heavy weights or need someone to help with motivation or partner-type exercises, working with a personal trainer might be a good choice for you. Your personal trainer can spot you during workouts give you that extra motivation and help you get the most out of your training.

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