Are Personal Trainers worth the cost?

Are Personal Trainers worth the cost?


You might think hiring a personal trainer is a luxury if you are on a tight budget, but if you want to maximize the results of your workouts, it is definitely worth it. In addition to improving your quality of life, improving your health and fitness levels can also help lower healthcare costs, which sounds like an excellent investment.

Having a good personal trainer will ensure that you do exercises properly to prevent injury. Injuries can derail a workout program and discourage you so much that you lose motivation and determination.

A personal trainer is an investment in your health and well-being that impacts every part of your life, from work to relationships.


How much do personal trainers cost in NZ? 

Personal trainers are someone you need to trust with your health. Finding the right personal trainer requires careful consideration of experience, qualification, and training method. You need to be comfortable and trust your trainer. Several factors influence a trainer fee, including the frequency of your sessions, and a trainer’s location. However, what justifies the bulk part of a trainer’s fee is their experience and qualifications, further elaborated below. 

  1. Personal trainer’s years of experience. The more experience a trainer is the higher they will charge. 
  2. Make sure your trainer’s qualifications are current and that they keep themselves updated. Health science is constantly evolving.
  3. Different trainers approach training differently, and you may prefer one approach over another. Find one that suits you, your lifestyle, and your needs.
  4. See if the personal trainer tailors a program specifically for you. 

It is important to take care when selecting a personal trainer; whomever you choose to work with will significantly impact your fitness, health, and life in general.


Online training vs In-person training 

If you live in a remote area or travel frequently, online training can be a great option.  Other benefits of online training are that it costs less than in-person sessions, so more people can afford it. Online training has some added perks that make it an even better choice for your fitness goals. It's convenient for people who don't live near a gym and can't train with a trainer on a weekly basis. It is even possible to work with trainers across borders, giving you more choices when it comes to the style of personal training that is most suitable for you.

Of course, though, there are some drawbacks to online training. For example, your trainer won't be there to monitor your movements and make sure you're doing them correctly. Online training requires more self-discipline, without the benefit of the accountability in-person training provides.

What's more, online training doesn't allow for the same resources available that in-person trainers do— your progress cannot be as easily measured. 

Personal trainer’s scope of work

Whether you’re a gym newbie or a trainer-to-be, you may be wondering just what a personal trainer does day in and day out. That’s understandable—the fitness industry is huge and can seem endlessly complex.

What does a personal trainer do? 

At NZSI, we think personal trainers should formulate a tailored programme to accomplish your health and fitness goals, whether it be:

o   Fat loss (metabolic conditioning – referring to this as weight is incorrect)

o   Gaining muscle (hypertrophy)

o   Rehab

o   Mobility/flexibility

o   Preparing for competitions or sport-specific conditioning for athletes

At NZSI, our trainer also offers regular body fat measurements, nutritional counselling, meal planning and supplementation protocol. 

An experienced personal trainer ensures you work out hard and keeps you motivated while mitigating the risks of injuries.

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