There are a lot of people who are interested in hiring Personal Trainers to help with their workout. Depending on the person, they can find it rewarding to have help from a professional fitness instructor in order to get the workout routine they feel they need. There are also others who aren’t sure about whether or not they should get a personal trainer, whether it’s for financial reasons or just believe they could get the same results from working out with their friends or going to the gym on their own. Many look for personal trainers online (visit site) while others tend to go through recommendations! This brings us to our topic of the day. Should you hire a personal trainer? A study divided previously sedentary women into two groups: one that worked with a personal trainer for 6 months and one that worked out on their own after an initial 10 sessions. At 6 months, 97% of women who worked with the trainer were still in the program vs. 87% of the group that worked out on their own. The women in the training group were also more likely to continue working out at 12 months (94% vs. 76%) and 18 months (81% vs. 61%). They also expended more energy per session (burned more calories)!
Source: Cox, K. L., et al. “Controlled comparison of retention and adherence in home-vs center-initiated exercise interventions in women ages 40–65 years: the SWEAT study (Sedentary Women Exercise Adherence Trial).” Preventive Medicine 36.1 (2003): 17-29.