You’ve decided: you’re going to lose that weight and fix things once and for all, but how do you do it? What do you need to do? And, what’s the best (and quickest!) way to get to that great body shape?

The short answer is to hire a personal trainer in Preston to help you lose weight, get fit, reduce your risk of injury or ill health, and keep you motivated when times get tough.

The rest of this article is around the longer answer: about how exactly personal training can help you if you live or work in Preston.


This is the key reason someone will reference when thinking about getting help with their fitness. A fitness trainer won’t just help you plan your fitness sessions, they will help to push you along to your goals when you’re at those points on your journey when you need their help the most: especially when you feel like giving up.

Your very own fitness professional is sure to push you further that you can or on your own (or when you’re in a Preston gym with a buddy); you’ll feel motivated when you get home not to have that sweet treat but to have some good, nutritious food to properly fuel your body.



They’ve either been where you are themselves (a common reason why people become exercise coaches) or they’ve trained with people in your position, and so have the unique knowledge to help you get to where you want to be. And, they might even fall into both camps.

Many people will hire a personal trainer simply because they want a short cut to getting fit and healthy. And who keeps up to date with changes in research and thinking to bring you the proper results you desire.


You’ll achieve things faster because you’re working one-to-one with your own coach. The exercise will be specific for your body and any advice about your diet will be tailored to you. This means that you’ll cut the time it takes to get to your stated goal cut almost in half.

How do you get the results that quickly? Your trainer will tweak things as you progress and encourage you to push yourself when there are just one or two reps left of your set: this helps to not only physically prepare you for next time, but also mentally. A large part of the health and fitness world that doesn’t get much mention in the media is the mental (mind/mindset) side.

Nutritional guidance

Proper nutrition (eating the right foods) can help propel you to achieving the body you want. There is an old saying in the fitness industry along the lines of you can’t out train a bad diet, and it’s so true.

If you eat what you want, don’t bother to count the amount of fats, carbs and proteins you eat then it doesn’t really matter how much training you do in a personal fitness studio, your progress will be much lower than if you were eating the right foods, in the right quantities, at the right time and in the right way.

Your personal trainer should be providing you with information about how you can best manage this yourself and some tasty meals that can be cooked if you’re on the go.


Avoiding injury

If you’ve picked up an injury playing sports and it hurts every time you go to the gym and train then there’s a key reason to seek professional advice. They will write a programme that is specifically for you and will help ease any pain from the injury. You might be given exercises by your coach to help alleviate the pain as well as some stretches.

If you’ve had back pain (or other chronic pain) then a specialised master personal trainer will help identify the true cause of your pain, which could be due to a posture, alignment or dietary issue, or a combination of a number of things.


You just “can’t find the time!”

We’re all busy. With work, home life, friends and activities, who has the time to think about how to get the most of your time at the local fitness centre in Preston?

If you’re a busy person (who isn’t?!) then hiring a fitness professional can bring some much-needed calm to your life. We’ll help you by taking all of the thinking off your mind. All you need to do is show up at your allotted time with your gym kit on and we’ll do the rest: sort your exercises, ensure you’re doing them right and that you’re pushing yourself to achieve more.


Not knowing what to do in the gym

You walk into the gym and you have no clue about where to start or what to do. Maybe you were shown some of the equipment the other week, but now you’ve kinds forgotten, and you really don’t want to make a fool of yourself.

Also, if you know what the exercise equipment does (or you’ve watched people and think you’ve got the hang of it), how do you know which exercises to do first, what parts of your body you should train and how many reps/sets you should do?

That’s a key reason why many people do low intensity cardio at the gym (treadmills, bikes, rowing machines): it feels as though they’re doing something and all of those weights machines and free weights areas (where the dumbbells are) kinda freaks them out. That’s not going to happen when you’re with one of our Preston personal trainers because we know exactly what piece of equipment should be used, when and why.



Not only is the gym confusing with the different pieces of equipment about, but it can be intimidating when everyone looks fit and seems to know what they’ve been doing. Also, if you work for months and months in the gym and your body shape only seems to change a little then your confidence will take a dent.

Having a trained professional there with you will not only provide you with confidence in the gym, but also afterwards when they’re out and about: you’ll be making much quicker progress than what you would do on your own, so you’ll be getting to the level of fitness (and the body shape) that you want to in much quicker time than if you would be training on your own.

So, there you have it. Eight reasons to hire a personal trainer in Preston. I could write about a lot more of them, but this gives you a good baseline of the reasons behind making that all important decision in your life and seeking the help of a professional.