Personal training is a valuable investment in your health and fitness, with many long-term benefits that can improve your quality of life. Regular exercise has been linked to a range of health benefits, including reduced risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. Additionally, personal training can provide individualised support, motivation, and accountability that can help you achieve your fitness goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
One of the main benefits of personal training is improved physical fitness. Working with a personal trainer can help you build strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as improve your overall cardiovascular health. According to a study published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, personal training significantly improved muscular strength, endurance, and body composition in a group of sedentary individuals over a 12-week period (1). Another study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that personal training improved muscular strength and power in a group of older adults over a 6-month period (2).
In addition to physical fitness, personal training can also improve mental health and well-being. Exercise has been shown to have a positive impact on mood, reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. A study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research found that exercise was effective in reducing depressive symptoms in a group of adults with major depressive disorder (3). Furthermore, personal training can provide a sense of accomplishment and self-efficacy, which can lead to increased self-esteem and confidence.
Another long-term benefit of personal training is the development of healthy habits and behaviours. Working with a personal trainer can help you establish a regular exercise routine and make healthy choices around nutrition and lifestyle. This can have a lasting impact on your health and well-being, reducing your risk of chronic diseases and promoting longevity. According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, regular exercise was associated with a reduced risk of premature mortality, particularly from cardiovascular disease and cancer (4).
Personal training offers many long-term benefits for your health and fitness. From improving physical fitness to enhancing mental well-being and promoting healthy habits, the investment in a personal trainer can have a significant impact on your quality of life. By providing individualised support, motivation, and accountability, personal trainers can help you achieve your fitness goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle for years to come.
Kim, E. & Han, K. Personal Training Improves Muscular Strength, Endurance, and Body Composition in Sedentary Adults. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 16(4): 556-561, 2017.
Peterson, M.D., Sen, A., & Gordon, P.M. Influence of Resistance Exercise Training on Physical Disability in Older Adults. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 26(8): 2290-2296, 2012.
Krogh, J., Nordentoft, M., Sterne, J.A., & Lawlor, D.A. The Effect of Exercise in Clinically Depressed Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 84: 18-25, 2017.
Lee, I.M., Shiroma, E.J., Lobelo, F., Puska, P., Blair, S.N., & Katzmarzyk, P.T. Effect of Physical Inactivity on Major Non-Communicable Diseases Worldwide: An Analysis of Burden of Disease and Life Expectancy. The Lancet. 380(9838): 219-229, 2012.