Personal Training Tips for New Clients

Whether it’s your New Year’s resolution or you’re trying to shed some of that excess weight, there’s always an opportunity just around the corner to set yourself on a new fitness path with a personal trainer. 

At DX3 personal training studio in Hawthorn we’ve put together some of our best personal training tips for anyone who’s a new client or looking to hire a personal trainer. They will help you align your goals and realise your health and fitness potential.

Specifics = Success

While hiring a personal trainer will certainly lead to some increased motivation right away, it’s the specifics and nitty-gritty that will help us at DX3 assist you in achieving your aims. We ensure to tailor our training plans to you, utilising various training methods and customised nutrition counselling.

Create Long Term Goals

When you’re starting with a personal trainer for the first time, it can be easy to get caught up with all the quick wins and improvements. For the best results however, it’s important to create detailed long term goals that you can aim for. It’s one of the best things to help maintain your results in the long run and correct any wavering motivation.

Prevent Injury With Proper Form

Our client’s bodies are important to us, and that’s why we always ensure to prevent injury by teaching proper form. Not only is it easier preventing sports injuries than treating them, it will also benefit your technique and ensure consistent, replicable results.

Choose Health Over Aesthetics

Sometimes when we hit the gym or hire a personal trainer, we end up focusing more on our appearance than our actual overall health. While your Instagram Stories may benefit from improved aesthetics, focusing on your overall health will provide you with a fulfilling and sustainable life.

End Your Excuses and Get Started

We all know that procrastination is our worst enemy when it comes to health. The best thing to do is just end your excuses and get started. Open your calendar, pick a day, and stick to your commitment. We are here to help you achieve your health and fitness goals, so don’t wait any longer. You and your body will thank us. 

A Balanced Diet Is Your Best Friend

Exercise is just one side of the coin which you can cash in for better overall health. The other pivotal factor is a balanced diet. Diets can make or break our clients’ performance. There’s no point doing high-intensity exercise if you’re not appropriately fuelling your body with what it needs. Drinking lots of water and maintaining a clean diet are essential. 

Worry About Your Body, Not Your Weight

If you simply just focus on the scales, you’re probably going to be disappointed time and time again. Your weight is by no means equivalent to your health and you may see fluctuations in your weight even though you’re feeling healthier. Among others, water weight and fluid loss are some factors that can affect your weight. Align your fitness journey with how your body feels, not with what your scales are telling you.

Stay Transparent With Your Trainer

As personal trainers at DX3 we are here to walk alongside you in your health and fitness journey. For the best results you should always maintain transparency with your trainer. We are always ready to tinker with our clients’ fitness plans if they’re not performing how they desire. Working in partnership with our clients is incredibly important to us and means they are continually happy with their results.

Rest and Recuperate

Along with ensuring you have proper form, another primary way to prevent injury is making sure you rest and recuperate as required. Pushing the limits during workouts and putting your body under stress is key in acquiring results, but it’s a fine line before you’re overdoing it. Recovery methods like yoga, stretching and massage are just some of the ways you can rest between workouts.

Full-body Workouts Are Best  

Often, the most ideal workouts are the ones that make you sore from head to toe. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) offers many benefits like better performance and improved metabolism, all while targeting muscles all over your body. It’s one of our keys in achieving the absolute best results for our clients at DX3. 

Have a read of this article: Advice on Hiring a Good Personal Trainer to find out more useful information on finding the perfect PT for you or feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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