Personal training involves you working with a personal trainer who will create a tailored programme aimed at achieving any fitness or health aspirations you have. This means that no personal training programmes are the same, though it is likely that your programme will contain a combination of the following:
- Resistance exercises – using your body weight and/or weights to increase strength.
- Cardio exercises – walking, running, cycling or aerobic type move such as step ups and jumps to improve stamina.
- Flexibility and mobility exercises – stretches and low impact moves to increase the range of movement around your joints, improve posture and reduce strain and injury.
- Functional exercises – completing exercises that mirror everyday tasks to allow you to improve everyday health and wellbeing and reduce the risk of strain and injury.
There are many options in terms of the overall duration of personal training programmes as well as the duration and frequency of your sessions. Again this is dependent on you and your goal, but your personal trainer will be able to guide you in the right direction.
Personal training is usually done on a one-to-one basis, however you may see personal trainers offering sessions for small groups too. Why not buddy up with a friend and train together for added motivation?