So why have a Personal Trainer? The main reason to have a Personal Trainer is for motivation purposes. A lot of people simply don’t have the get up and go to either go to the gym or get out exercising off their own back.
A decent Personal Trainer will be able to communicate with the client and plan a programme that will involve both training with the PT as well as plenty of ‘homework’ to be done during the rest of the week. Of course motivation isn’t the only reason why people choose a PT. There are a great many reasons. A lot of people simply don’t have a clue how to exercise correctly or what foods they should be eating. Some people go to a PT to help with self confidence issues. Some want to develop a routine in their lifestyle. Some have been injured and are seeking a continuation of their rehab….The list goes on!
As a business we’re always looking to offer great deals to our fantastic clients plus their family & friends across Lancashire.
To help build an even stronger client base we’re excited to announce the introduction of our friend & family referral service.
Here’s how it works – If you refer or introduce a friend, family member or anyone else you may know to Matt Holland Fitness & that person books in for & pays for 10 or 20 Personal Training sessions or a set of 5 or 10 Sports Massage Therapy treatments at any of our North West locations, you will receive a choice of either a Personal Training session or a Sports Massage treatment ABSOLUTELY FREE !
Is it better to do cardio first or weights during a training session? What is the ideal order? Well, it really depends on what you’re trying to achieve. Whichever discipline we do first is where we will have the greater intensity, so if you want to get more out of your cardio session, then do that first, otherwise you can fatigue very quickly doing weights leaving you spent for the fat burning part.
Fat Loss – studies have shown that doing resistance exercise first will deplete blood glucose and muscle glycogen, meaning you will tap into your fat stores a lot faster when your cardio phase begins. Having said that, if the cardio work is where the majority of the fat is going to be burned, then maybe you want to be at your highest energy levels for that. The good news is that if you’re doing both in your training session, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to burn fat either way.
One of the biggest fears for people wanting to get started (possibly for the first time in their lives) with a Personal Training programme is that they will get thrown in at the deep end by an intimidating Personal Trainer and will find the sessions way too difficult.
Exercise, and the thought of a whole lifestyle change, for some people can be an extremely daunting prospect. The fear of the unknown for many people can prove to be a deciding factor in the decision making process. Unfortunately too many people decide against taking up a fitness programme because they possibly see these intimidating trainers on television who are yelling and screaming at their clients, or they watch the growing number of weight loss reality shows where the clients are being trained 3-4 hours a day, 6 days a week and struggling day in day out while being made an example of.
Here we will hopefully answer some Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Training.
Why should I hire a Personal Trainer?
The main reason people hire a Personal Trainer is simple – Motivation! For so many people it’s easy to procrastinate and say “I’ll do it tomorrow” or “it’s raining” or “I’m too tired”. There are hundreds of reasons not to exercise. If you have a Personal Trainer (especially a Home based personal trainer), there are very few excuses. We will be there at your door at the agreed time, rain or shine with a big smile…so get the kettle on!!!
Another great reason for hiring a Personal Trainer is that you don’t know how to exercise. We will take you through everything from start to finish and hopefully the next few questions will help you out a bit to start off with.