When hiring a personal trainer, you have several options to consider. You can, of course, hire a trainer at the gym you frequent. If you aren’t a member of a gym, or perhaps your gym doesn’t offer trainers for hire, you can find an independent trainer who works out of a gym space they rent. Or, you can hire an independent trainer to whip you into shape in the comfort of your own home. The latter option definitely appeals to some people for several significant reasons:
Privacy! Many individuals are self-conscious about working out in front of other people. When you exercise within your home, you don’t have to worry about what you might look like in front of others!
Convenience. You don’t have to spend time driving to your gym, sitting in traffic, finding parking, checking in, changing in the locker room, waiting for equipment to free up, etc.
Expanding upon reason #2 and convenience: if you have young children, you don’t have to worry about finding a gym with childcare or making sure your spouse is home and able to take over childcare duties.
Accountability. Having a trainer come to your home makes it much harder to come up with excuses not to exercise! You don’t spend the extra time driving to a gym and checking in, etc etc. You just pop down to your basement, or over to your garage, and get moving! And if you have a standing appointment with said trainer, you won’t be as likely to skip a workout.
Efficiency. Some individuals may find it distracting to work out in a gym around many others engaged in conversation, hearing loud music, waiting for equipment to free up, etc. In your home, you get to control the environment, and you may benefit from that private, personal one-on-one with your trainer.
Amy is an ACE-certified personal trainer, functional training specialist and fitness nutrition specialist. She rents space from a gym in Wheat Ridge, Colorado where she trains most of her private and corporate wellness clients, but she also travels to clients’ homes and work places to train in more private settings. She understands that her clients have unique needs and preferences.