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Millions of people believe that paying for a personal trainer is worth it. After all, the personal training industry continues to increase in market size each year. However, everyone will have to answer the question “are personal trainers worth the money?” for themselves, by determining what makes working out with a trainer valuable. Here’s a look at who hires trainers, why they do it and why so many people in SoCal respond with an enthusiastic “YES!” when asked “is getting a personal trainer worth it?”

Who Hires Personal Trainers

There is no one-size-fits-all personal training client. People of all ages and all fitness levels hire personal trainers for myriad reasons including:

  • Becoming stronger
  • Boosting mental health
  • Building muscle mass
  • Changing appearance
  • Feeling more energetic
  • Gaining more confidence
  • Healthy aging
  • Improving overall health
  • Losing weight
  • Managing chronic health conditions
  • Prepping for a role in a film/television
  • Recovering from an injury
  • Stress relief

You may notice that all these goals could be accomplished without hiring a personal trainer. Likewise, people can do their own taxes, but still hire accountants. People can sell their own homes but still hire real estate agents. People can cut and dye their own hair, but still go to stylists.

Why People Pay for Personal Training

When it comes to getting in better physical shape, people hire personal trainers because of their expertise. Just like you could spend hours learning all about how to list, market, negotiate, and properly file all paperwork to complete a real estate transaction, you could spend hours reading about nutrition, learning which exercises target which muscle group, and studying the safest techniques for building strength.

But is that a good use of your time? Do you have that time to devote to figuring it out yourself? Can you reach your goals as quickly as you want to, going it alone?  Or is paying for a personal trainer worth it because they are an expert, who can help you accomplish your goals?

A second key reason that people hire a personal trainer lies in the fact that personal training makes people accountable, chiefly because they have paid for the service. While canceling your plans to go to the gym after work and get in a quick cardio session, cancelling on your personal training appointment hits you in the pocketbook.

Is it Worth Getting a Personal Trainer? (Ask Hollywood)

Actors, television personalities, and more recently, influencers are proof-positive that getting a personal trainer is worth it. You’ve undoubtedly seen the fitness transformations that your favorite celebrities have undergone to prepare for a role. Chris Pratt for example, went from loveable, paunchy Andy Dwyer on 30 Rock to the absolutely ripped Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy. Likewise, Lupita Nyong’o is reported to have been unable to fit in her clothes after working with a personal trainer to bulk up for Black Panther.

Finally, if you’ve never worked out with a trainer, you may not know just how much education you’ll receive from your trainer during your sessions. Throughout your training session, you’ll undoubtedly find that your trainer is teaching you how certain muscles in the body work. They will be educating you on how and why certain foods will either help or harm your progress. They will teach you what you need to be doing on your own to see the results you want to see. (And don’t be surprised when they follow up to see what you’re doing on your own.)

So is paying for a personal trainer worth it? Yes. But don’t just take it from us. Book a limited number of personal training sessions and decide for yourself. 

Book Personal Training in Burbank

If you’re new to personal training, start by booking a consultation with a top-reviewed personal trainer. Explain your goals and any deadlines. If you have a good rapport with the trainer, book a small package of sessions, and dive in. Call 818-374-7961, or send us a message to get started.