5 Signs You Need a Personal Trainer

Personal Training 3 min Read

Written by

Keith Hansen

Personal trainers have evolved.

In the 90’s when personal trainers first started to become popular they were mostly glorified cheerleaders. Someone to count your reps, cheer you on, and hold you accountable.

All three of those things(okay two. count your own reps) are still vital parts of a good personal trainer.

But it isn’t enough in 2018.

Personal trainers in 2018 are motivators, strength coaches, technique teachers, exercise educators, friends, and therapists.

Their job is to keep you injury free, motivated, and seeing results.

The best personal trainers are constantly assessing your technique, movement patterns, mood, and adjusting your plan for maximum results & safety.

Any of the following five reasons are a good indicator you could benefit from hiring a personal trainer.


Plateaus happen for a variety of reasons: inefficient workouts, ineffective exercises, and lack of knowledge.

A great personal trainer will ensure your time in the gym is spent doing the best movements for your goals, in the best order, at the best times.

If your progress has stalled for weeks or months you need a personal trainer.

Why spend time, energy, and effort doing the same thing over and over without results?


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Weightlifting done well is incredibly safe.

When your technique is off you are almost guaranteed injury at some point.

Already injured?

The right personal trainer will make sure you know what exercises to do to improve your situation, prevent it from happening again, and how to tweak your program for the future.

If you’ve hurt yourself in the gym before you know how this will slow down your progress.

Work with a personal trainer to reduce the likelihood of this ever happening again.


Doing the same routine again & again will ensure you stay the same.

Doing the same routine alone is even worse.

Spending an hour in the gym with only your headphones as company and wandering aimlessly between machines sucks.

Your personal trainer will ensure your workouts are not only safe & effective but fresh.

They will always have entertaining conversation & education to keep you engaged.

If you get bored going to the gym you seriously need to consider hiring a personal trainer.


DSC01641It’s easy to make excuses to put the gym off another day. The gym will always be there.

But this is the hallmark of someone who is about to fall off the wagon.

Every year people make New Year’s Resolutions to get in shape, lose weight, and build muscle, but each week their commitment wains.

This is the reason gyms can charge membership fees as low as $10 a month–they count on you not going.

But when you hire a personal trainer you now have two reasons to keep going.

Personal trainers aren’t $10 a month, but they are annoying when you start to make excuses.

Hiring a personal trainer vastly increases your chances of accomplishing your fitness goals.

If you’ve started fitness but fallen off again and again you NEED a personal trainer.


The beauty of the internet is an infinite source of information.

The ugly side of the internet is, well, it is an infinite source of information.

With so many websites, Instagram accounts, and YouTube videos it can be downright confusing.

Everyone is touting this exercise or that as the best. The internet is full of conflicting information.

Your coach has read all of the articles, watched all of the videos, and experimented on themselves to see what works and what doesn’t.

If you aren’t sure what you’re doing when you step in the gym a great personal trainer will educate you.

A great personal trainer will demystify fitness and increase your confidence.

Still not convinced?

Read this article on why you need a personal trainer.

Then read this article on how to make a personal trainer fit your budget.


Here’s an article on what to look for when hiring a personal trainer.

Then send us a message for a complimentary consultation.

Keith Hansen

Keith was an All-State wrestler in high school and in 2007 hung up his singlet to attend Florida State University to pursue a B.S. in business management. He wasn't sure what industry he wanted to be involved in at the time, but soon realized after graduating in 2011 that fitness was the ever-constant activity in his life. Keith began studying to become a personal trainer and in 2013 earned the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Personal Trainer certification. After a short stint as a big box gym trainer he realized he wanted to bring something different to Tallahassee. Keith competes in Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, and Crossfit.