If it doesn’t help then why does every single Hollywood actor that got in shape for a role use one?
Yes, hiring a personal trainer helps enormously. The key is finding the right personal trainer, someone who is not only knowledgeable but walks the talk.
The barrier to entry for personal training is low but the barrier to entry for being a healthy, fit, well functioning individual is quite high. It takes a lot of work over a long period of time, so if you’re considering hiring a personal trainer, find one that has already accomplished what you hope to.
To keep this short, here is a list of benefits from hiring a personal trainer:
There is so much to learn regarding health and fitness. Find the right trainer and you can essentially upload their knowledge library into your brain over the span of a few months. This will save you so much time & energy.
A solid program can make the experience of working out so much better. You can be confident that you are taking the right actions to reach your goals. You will also be less likely to experience an injury or set back and reach your goals much faster. A good personal trainer will provide you with a program for your fitness level and ability and continue to progress it as you improve.
Most people can be consistent for 2-3 weeks, but many become discouraged or life simply gets in the way for them. By hiring a personal trainer you also get an accountability coach. If you are working with a trainer you will be more likely to show up to the gym. They will also check in on you and provide support to make sure you are sticking to the plan to reach your desired goals.
Improved Quality of Life
Personal trainers often become friends with their clients. You end up spending so much time with them and really want to see them succeed. By guiding you with your diet, sleep, and exercise they can help you drastically improve how good your life is. Most people have a goal of improving body composition. A good personal trainer will be able to get you there while also providing many additional benefits. Improved joint health and function, better mobility, more energy, better moods, reduced stress etc.
Hiring a personal trainer will be one of the best investments you ever make for your health and well being.