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Written by Hannah

There are many reasons why a personal trainer is critical to achieving your fitness goals, whether they be improvements in your health, sports focus or strength gains. If you’re just starting your fitness journey or a seasoned gym-goer, working with a personal trainer will help you meet your fitness goals faster, gain better results and learn to enjoy working out.

What is better than private personal training? Semi-private personal training. StandStrong is a Bristol gym built upon solid health and fitness foundations. Look no further for a new way of fitness that has proven results. 

We’ve put together the top reasons you must consider working in a semi-private personal training group and the benefits you will likely achieve.


Expedite your education

One of the main reasons someone must have a personal trainer is that they can speed up your education on all aspects of health and fitness. Knowledge is power, and when it comes to your fitness goals, having a proper understanding of what is required to reach those goals is extremely beneficial.

When seeking a suitable personal trainer, you must seek all the services they provide, as health and fitness are not just about lifting weights or cardio. In Bristol’s semi-private personal training with StandStrong, you will be educated on how nutrition plays a vital role in your fitness journey, what exercises are most appropriate, and the correct movement and form. And what is better than Google? For any questions about your health goals, a fitness coach on hand will result in detailed, educated and personalised answers to help you succeed.


Form matters

A qualified personal trainer working with you to demonstrate the correct form and technique is valuable. A personal trainer will ensure members perform exercises precisely and efficiently to maximise results.

Your form matters when working out as it reduces the risk of injury. You will be surprised how many people are seriously injured by performing exercises that have not received training. For most, they have never been the same again and avoided the gym. Whether private or semi-private, a trained coach will significantly reduce the level of risk and increase the effectiveness of your fitness training.


They cater to your requirements

In a world diluted with influencers and fitness gurus, you can’t surpass professional advice from a qualified and experienced fitness coach. Each member’s goal will vary, so if you take two people and do the same online programme, you will get different results. Equally, members’ requirements differ regarding exercise – such as rehabilitation from an injury.

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If you have an old shoulder injury that had surgery, and since you haven’t done anything to rebuild the muscles or mobility, you will need different exercises and plans than a member who is training to run a marathon. A personal trainer will know this and apply the suitable programme for your goals. 


Personal trainers help you set realistic goals

Ever attempted the gym and expected a result, but it didn’t materialise? This happens way too often. The trouble is unrealistic goals. Fitness is a science which is why there are standards in fitness qualifications. When your goals aren’t realistic, it’s easy to get frustrated when you’ve not achieved them immediately. A personal trainer will not only help you set realistic goals that you will be able to achieve, but they will also be able to keep you on track to hit those goals. They understand the science.


Be accountable!

“Tomorrow I’m going to go to the gym before I get ready for work” is a typical false start for many. When exercising on your own, it can be easy to skip a session, snooze your alarm clock or skip a routine. A personal trainer must ensure that you commit and stick to your fitness goals. Even in a semi-private setting, your coach will be assessing your every exercise to ensure you are on track. Plus, you are far more likely to follow through when you have an appointment to meet your trainer for a session.


Restore your confidence

A personal trainer is there to help with your fitness goals, but they’re also there to help improve your overall health and wellbeing. They care about how stressed you are because the ripple effect of stress often leads to changes in your diet, which will affect your performance. They care if you lack energy, which can affect your workout motivation. Your relationship with your personal trainer feels supportive. You feel able to express your concerns and struggles with your overall health and wellbeing. Knowing that your PT has your back, just like your friends and family.


Increase your odds – join a group

Most people have a naturally competitive side, tend to work harder, and are more motivated when surrounded by like-minded members. Research shows that the healthy actions of others inspire us. A study in the journal of social sciences found that we mimic the fitness behaviours of those around us. In other words, motivation to exercise rises when you are with like-minded fitness members – hence, semi-private personal training is on the rise.


More Cost-Effective

Would you prefer to pay about £40 per week for one session or less than £40 for three sessions? Semi-private personal training means you can have three sessions each week for an investment that is much more sustainable in the long term for most people. You can get about three Semi-Private Personal Training sessions for about 2/3 the price of three one-to-one Personal Training sessions. This means you can now train more frequently with a coach at your side.


Curious to learn more?

StandStrong invites you to join Bristol’s semi-private personal training, known as YOUR STRENGTH. In 12 weeks, you will get a private onboarding session that includes 60-minute consultation and movement assessment, a 90-minute technical workshop to learn the safe technique then 36 semi-private training sessions doing the programme we design based on that first session. 

StandStrong always over-delivers. You will also get a personal tracking sheet, nutrition support via our dedicated app, and mindset and mindfulness support!

Semi-private personal training with StandStrong’s programme, YOUR STRENGTH, means you’ll be a part of one of the most welcoming, inclusive, and fun communities you’ll find anywhere in Bristol. At the end of your 12 weeks, you decide if you want to continue with a regular membership or join another programme. 



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