Research shows that of all the people who exercise, only 25% get the results they are looking for. Out of those people who do get results, 90% used a Personal Trainer (IHRSA)”. So what are you waiting for?
You will get results FAST with one of our Personal Training Systems, developed by Amanda Coombe, five times Tasmanian Fitness Professional of the Year.
Hiring a trainer is the best investment you can make in your health and well being, especially in terms of creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A personal trainer will help you achieve real results, especially if:
- You need extra motivation
- You want to improve your exercise technique
- You want to know what exercises are best for you and your posture
- You want to break out of your current “fitness plateau”
- You want to see results quickly
- You are new to exercise and / or the gym, and need professional guidance
- Or one of many outcomes that are PERSONAL to you.
What should you look for when choosing a personal trainer?
A good Personal Trainer should be reasonably dimensional and be able to train people in most areas able to train people in all areas, whether they want to lose weight, gain muscle, train for a ‘fun run’ or recover from an injury.
Look for a Personal Trainer with a track record of success who has been referred to you by someone who has achieved results. At Personal Best Fitness all our personal trainers are Certified Level 4 and registered with Fitness Australia, some also have the Diploma of Fitness.
What qualities does a personal trainer need to possess?
GREAT people skills and great teaching skills, because essentially we are teachers. Personal trainers need to be passionate, listen, have empathy, be perceptive and also be ‘firm’ at times. It’s not always an easy job to help people change when most people are resistant to change. Sometimes we work with a person who doesn’t want to do what they need to do – that’s where a trainer motivates you to work through the barrier.
How often should you train with a personal trainer?
Our typical client trains once a week, but we also have a range of clients who train once a month, and others who train up to 3 days a week with a personal trainer. It really depends upon the type of results you want to achieve and how quickly you want to achieve them. Each person is different, and our trainers can provide you with the best plan for your needs. Our sessions are usually one hour, however this depends on your needs, financial situation and availability.
What does training once a month do for the client?
Training with a personal trainer once a month is for people who are well established in an exercise routine and want to have their program adjusted, so they are continually challenging their body, staying motivated and achieving results. It’s like having a coach rather than a personal trainer. If they have questions they ring us, if they are unsure of anything they ring us. They fill in a training and food diary and we give them feedback and direction. We ensure their program is appropriate to their goals and that they are getting maximum gain for their effort.
Do I have to work with a personal trainer on my own or can I join a group?
We offer small group training this means a qualified personal trainer works with you in a group of 6 to 8 to ensure that you received personalized service and that you are performing your exercises correctly and losing those unwanted kilos.
You will save money by working with a personal trainer in a small group environment and sharing the cost with others.
Currently we have Better Butt, Abs and Thighs, Lose 6kg in 6 weeks, The Hour of Power, Sweat n Chat, Metabolic Burn, Overcoming Neck and Back Pain and Fit Kids.
Booking are essential.
What is the difference between a gym instructor and a personal trainer?
A gym instructor assists people in the use of gym equipment and then leave them to do their own training. When working with a client a personal trainer is going to address everything that will have a direct result on how their client looks, feels and functions.
What does the average person look to achieve from personal training?
Overall there are three things we work on:
- how people look,
- how you feel and
- how you function.
Most people, if they were totally honest, are more concerned about what they look like than how healthy they are. Most people who come to us want to be trimmer, leaner, have more muscle definition and improved fitness, strength and posture. We can also help clients achieve specific fitness goals, from running a personal best time in a fun run, to passing the demanding physical tests for the Police or Fire brigade, or even competing at an elite level in their chosen sport.
What should a person expect when seeing a trainer for the first time?
We take into account your exercise time, lifestyle, habits, thinking, behaviour, outlook, belief and attitude because changing your body is changing your thinking as well. Unfortunately most people who lose weight put it back on, those who get fit become un-fit again, and most people who achieve something in relation to health and fitness will lose it again. When you come to us for the first time we are interested in how we can help you make a permanent life change, not just how to get you in shape for summer.
In the first session, we will usually go through a comprehensive fitness appraisal, but that depends on you. We teach everyone differently but have a procedure and a protocol which is: finding out who you are, what your background and history is, what are your needs, what you want to achieve, why you are here, how many times you have tried to get in shape, what happened the last few times, whether or not you have had a personal trainer before or joined a gym before. We still have women coming in saying they are not going to lift weights because they will end up looking big. Sometimes the problem is 90% mental and 10% physical. One of the key reasons people go into various programs and clinics is in hope the problem will be fixed by someone else, we can provide the motivation and support to help you achieve your goals.
What type of person benefits most from personal training?
Anyone who struggles to get results, stay motivated or disciplined and that is three quarters of the population. There are some people that just need direction, because they are motivated but are doing inappropriate exercise.
Do I have to join a gym?
No you don’t. We can visit you at your home or meet you for an outdoors session. We will suggest what will help you achieve your goals best.