Why You Should (or Shouldn’t) Hire a Personal Trainer

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Many people consider hiring a personal trainer at some point in their lives for one reason or another. Perhaps they’re new to exercise, need someone to help plan out their fitness goals, or need someone to hold them accountable and keep them motivated. Whatever the case may be, the price associated with hiring a personal trainer can be daunting. Is hiring a personal trainer worth it? This blog post will help you decide if you should hire a trainer or keep going at it solo.

Quick Quiz: Should I Hire a Personal Trainer?

Answer yes or no to each of the following questions. We will go over the results at the end. 

  1. Are you new to exercise or need guidance on how to exercise safely?
  2. Are you looking for ways to change up your current exercise routine or advance your fitness levels?
  3. Do you have any health conditions that make exercise more difficult?
  4. Are you having trouble reaching your fitness and nutrition goals?
  5. Do you have trouble motivating yourself to exercise consistently?
  6. Are you willing to invest money to help yourself reach your fitness goals?


0 YES – A personal trainer is probably not right for you.

1-3 YES – A personal trainer could be a great option to help you with your fitness goals and accountability.

4-6 YES – You should definitely consider hiring a personal trainer as one will likely provide significant help and guidance towards reaching your goals and keep you accountable and motivated

5 Reasons Why a Personal Trainer Is Worth the Money

  1. A personal trainer will help you reach your fitness and nutrition goals. This is one of the main reasons people hire a trainer in the first place – to help them with their fitness journey! Our jobs as personal trainers are literally to help you reach your goals. Your goals are at the forefront of quality trainers’ minds, and everything we do is designed to help you achieve success. I always maintain an open dialogue about what’s working and what’s not so we can tweak things as necessary to help you reach your goals.
  2. A personal trainer will keep you motivated and accountable. This is another one of the biggest reasons people seek trainers. You will not only be sure to have an effective exercise session with a personal trainer but will also be more likely to exercise in between sessions, knowing you have to talk to the trainer about your activity the next time you see him or her. I have many clients who are eager to check off their homework items and get them done between sessions so they feel accomplished when we meet the next time.
  3. A personal trainer will help you exercise safely, especially if you have health conditions. Trainers know the specific details of exercise movements that their clients may not be aware of which can be crucial to performing the exercise safely and effectively. They also know which exercises are safe or how to modify for many different health conditions. Additionally, trainers do the research so that you don’t have to spend hours online or reading books to learn the safety precautions of various exercises and health conditions.
  4. A personal trainer will create and customize a fitness program specifically designed for you. Rather than using stock workouts that are created for a general population, your trainer will create a program that is centered around YOU and YOUR specific goals. Quality trainers do not apply a one-size-fits-all approach. As previously mentioned, good trainers will change aspects of the programs that are not working until, together, you find what works for you and your goals.
  5. A personal trainer will help you avoid plateaus. Many people make progress with an initial exercise program and then hit a wall, not knowing how or what to change. A trainer will help you pivot and make the necessary changes to get past the plateaus and continue to make progress.

If you’re looking for a personal trainer to travel to your home and you live in or around central Maryland, contact me here.

See you next time!

=) Mary