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Embarking on a fitness journey is the perfect step towards a healthier lifestyle.

However, the path to success can be riddled with obstacles and sometimes it is really easy to throw yourself into the deep end without even realising it.

One of the most common pitfalls is setting unrealistic fitness goals.

This is where a personal trainer comes into play. With their expertise, guidance, and a personalised approach, a PT will help turn your dreams into a reality.

Here at Trojan Fitness, our team has years of experience in setting realistic goals and performing accurate fitness assessments, and we’ve created this guide to let you know just how the process works.

Let’s take a look.

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Understanding Your Level

The first step in any fitness journey is understanding your current fitness level.

This is where a PT can help; they can employ various assessments and tests to help determine your current fitness level.

These can include flexibility and strength tests, as well as body composition analysis.

Once your starting point is pinpointed, this makes it much easier to set realistic and achievable goals that will ensure you will be training safely, whilst also achieving great results!

Setting Tailored Goals

Having a Personal Trainer also means that they will be able to set goals specifically for you.

It’s great that there are lots of online workouts available online through websites like YouTube and even through social media apps.

However, a PT will consider your age, fitness history, medical conditions and personal preferences, which is not possible in a generalised online workout video. Therefore, you are much more likely to start seeing results and feeling confident and happy if you have a PT who can cater specifically for your needs and capabilities.

Keeping an Eye on Progress

When training on your own, you may struggle to notice your own progress.

This is where a PT can step in.

Personal Trainers are adept at tracking your progress which will allow you to successfully work towards your goals.

They are also able to easily adjust your routine and take out any exercises that don’t work for you, as well as ensuring the correct form is always being used to maximise effect and minimise risk of injury.

As well as this, if you were to suffer with an injury, they can safely ensure that this will ensure continuous growth and progress. If at any point the progress wavers from what is expected, either in terms of being quicker or slower, than the goals can be changed to continue to be realistic and challenging.

A personal trainer will always be on the lookout for ways to improve your performance, and if you are struggling, or overachieving, the targets can be adjusted to show this.

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Keep You Motivated to Stay on Target

Many people struggle with motivation when working out alone.

Ever faced a day when the gym seemed uninviting? Do you ever feel like you’re not making progress and just want to give up?

Having a personal trainer that you get on with and can push you to your limits will provide the motivation and accountability needed to overcome these moments.

Having somebody by your side to encourage you in those difficult moments will really make a difference and help you push past those mental and physical barriers.

Assigning Realistic Goals

Another common issue that arises in self-guided fitness journeys is that individuals often set overly ambitious goals.

This will consequently lead to burnout or even injury in some cases.

Although it may not always be what you want to hear, personal trainers provide a reality check that can help you achieve realistic and safe goals without risking injury.

Educate You to Progress

Beyond the gym, personal trainers are educators.

They equip you with knowledge about exercise techniques and lifestyle choices. This empowerment goes beyond the duration of your sessions, enabling you to make informed decisions in your daily life that contribute to your fitness goals.

This can not only have a positive effect on your physical health, but it can work wonders for your mental wellbeing too, and lead to a big boost in confidence!

Furthermore, a PT can help you settle into a sustainable routine that can gradually become part of your lifestyle. Some people make the mistake of starting extreme diets and crazy workout plans which ultimately result in failure or loss of motivation. By instilling healthy habits and realistic routines, personal trainers set the stage for long-term success.

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Personal Training at Trojan Fitness

In a world full of fitness fads and quick fixes, a personal trainer stands as a beacon of guidance and expertise.

The investment in a PT transcends mere exercise – it’s an investment in your health, well-being, and future.

With their support, you’re not just setting goals; you’re carving a path to a healthier, happier you. 

Ready to embark on a fitness journey that’s grounded in reality and propelled by expertise? Reach out to a qualified personal trainer at Trojan Fitness today.

Their guidance could be the transformative factor that propels you towards a life of wellness and achievement.

Remember, with a personal trainer by your side, your fitness goals are not just aspirations – they’re milestones waiting to be reached.

Matthew Morris