Statistics show in-home personal training is now one of the fastest growth areas in the fitness market. This may come as little surprise when we consider thatÂ the average gym member visits the gym less than once a month. Not quite the consistency you need to reach your fitness goals. Whilst there are of course those who do attend the gym regularly, for the large majority it seems that both a lack of time and motivation remain the principal causes of staying away from the gym.
But the future of exercise is changing and more people are realising that highly effective exercise can be done at home, without any need to join a gym. In fact the home exercise market has grown exponentially over the last 20 years, from and influx of exercise DVDâ€™s and online internet classes to home fitness equipment and fitness consoles. It seems that when it comes to exercise, many of us are looking for home comfort, convenience and flexibility above all else.
Personal Trainers – Expensive Motivation?
One of the biggest areas of growth in the home fitness market is in-home personal training which has now grown into a multi-billion dollar Industry. Once considered just a luxury for the wealthy few, the thought of a personal trainer visiting you in your home may have been considered a lifestyle choice for the chosen few. But the image of personal trainers has changed dramatically over the last 5 years and the global recession has certainly done its part to help, by forcing down prices considerably.
Personal training is now far more accessible than ever before, with people from all walks of life now hiring home visit fitness services, from nurses and teachers to mums and university students. (motivation–ehealthandwellnesstips.com)
Whilst there are always advantages and disadvantages to in-home personal training, for most, the benefits of privacy, tailored attention and the convenience of home-visit appointments far outweigh the gym. So if the recession is providing you with the opportunity to ditch your gym membership and start exercising from home, would should you be looking for to achieve your goals?
Firstly, make sure that you know precisely what it is you require from a personal trainer. Is it someone to â€˜hold you handâ€™ and exercise with you three times a week, or just a fitness coach to check up on your progress once in a while. No doubt the exact solution you require will depend very much upon your own level of self-motivation to exercise and perhaps your budget. But if you live with a partner of even a small group of friends you could ask your trainer for a preferential group rate so that you can all train together and divide the cost. With the recession, many trainers are now willing to offer group rates making training even more accessible.
Secondly, you should ask your trainer to set you specific goals. These may be fitness goals or perhaps inch loss goals. Ask whether they can provide an exercise program that you can follow at home and ask if they can offer email or phone support, so that if you need help with your program you can reach them any time.
With the growth of the Internet and video conferencing you can now even take your personal trainer with you when you go away on travel, meaning you may never need miss a training session again. No more considered just a luxury, home fitness is now accessible to everyone in your very own living room. Within just a few weeks of home fitness, you may decide you never need to bother with a gym membership again.