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1. Would I be visiting the gym every day?
Personal trainers design the best program for your fitness journey and can create routines that cover a few or all days of the week. We recommend you speak with your PT if you have any other commitments that would make certain days difficult to attend and they can still curate a plan to achieve your fitness goals.
2. Do I have to bring anything to a PT session?
With a bottle of water and a towel, you are good to go. There is no need to bring gym equipment or accessories, unless otherwise advised. Water is very important to keep closeby to keep you hydrated, and a towel is required at all gyms to mop off any sweat you would leave on any machines or benches. Some gyms provide lockers where you can keep your personal belongings or change of clothes during the workout.
3. What are the advantages of personal training?
Booking a session with a personal trainer assures you are going about fitness activities in the right way. A PT will help you set and achieve fitness goals in faster timeframes and more safe procedures than by trying to go it alone. Your designed routine by a personal trainer is made specifically for you and caters to your body type, height and weight and muscle groups that need the most attention.
4. Should I get a personal trainer to help me lose weight?
Many consult a personal trainer in order to lose weight. For those that have not had regular exercise or intense training in a long time, a personal trainer can become most useful in how they motivate and push you to work toward your weight loss commitments. The success of this is dependent on how well you can follow the schedule proposed by your personal trainer, as well as dietary recommendations set out by either a PT or dietician. A Personal Trainer may employ various weightlifting and movement exercises to allow your body to burn calories in different areas of your body in each session.
5. Would subsequent PT sessions I book follow the same routine?
Perth’s personal trainers will ultimately make sure you don’t do anything in your fitness journey to cause harm or an imbalance in muscle group tone or flexibility. They will change the number of reps and types of exercise you do as you progress, as well as train different areas of your body from session to session to allow the rest of your body to recover.
6. Will I be sore after all my PT sessions?
This varies in individuals. If you are already highly fit before working with a personal trainer, your body will recover more easily after PT sessions. If your body isn’t used to doing exercise at all, there is a high chance your body will feel sore after PT sessions or that you will have limited movement in some muscle groups. With time the soreness would stop occuring as your body adjusts to a routine of resilience. Initial pains tend to pass after 48 hours. If you experience any particular or extended distress contact your PT as they may have counter exercises to relieve pain.
7. How do I dress for a PT session?
Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows your skin to breathe and limbs to move is best for workout sessions. Try not to wear clothing that is too thick or in too many layers as the heat build-up may restrict your ability to exercise. Comfortable running shoes are also recommended, and if you tend to sweat profusely, sweatbands are a handy accompaniment. Additional accessories like bangles, pieces of jewellery, chains, and necklace are not ideal for a PT session.
8. Do I have to see my personal trainer alone?
Some Perth Personal trainers may offer more than one style of session their client. You may ask if services for a two-on-one workout or group workout are available. We recommend that if you would like to workout with a friend or family member, that you have similar fitness levels and goals in mind.
9. What will the introductory session be about?
An introductory PT session helps your trainer understand your goals, current fitness levels, any limitations, and your body measurements. You will fill in any necessary forms and get measured for your weight and height. Some personal trainers also measure body fat or other metrics to help understand how your body will best react to certain fitness regimes. You might go through your workout routine on your first day, to better assess your current fitness level and abilities. This will all allow your PT to piece together a prescribed routine that best suits your needs.
10. How long does a personal training session take?
PT sessions in Perth vary in length but are commonly between 30-60 minutes long. Group sessions are typically fixed. A one-on-one meeting with your PT may be more flexible where your session is more about completing a set fitness plan rather than adhering to a strict schedule.