Have you ever wanted to be able to do something but are unsure of the process to achieve the end result? A prime example of this for me is putting together a flat pack, I’m woeful at stuff like this, but having the instructions written out is a great first step along the way. Now, I admit, it’s not the best analogy for why some people need PT but it’s a definite start! There are several reasons why people turn to PT as well as classes, this can include having that extra push, learning a new skill under supervision, motivation, performance/aesthetic based goals driving you to follow a specific plan and rehabilitation following an injury.
Getting your “mojo” back
Some people love the social aspect of PT and just finding their groove again. If you want to ease yourself in after a couple of months out then having a block of PT sessions is a great idea. The goal can be specific, measured and evaluated as you go through! Plus there is always a friendly face to chat to you and spur you on.
Having a 1-1 training session allows you to build a relationship with your coach, and in turn you develop trust. This then allows the coach to find out what your real goals are and create a path from A to B on how to get reach them. Alternatively, if it’s a new skill you’re wanting to learn, whether it’s sumo deadlifts or a clean and jerk, having a coach take you through the different stages of the movement is the best way to avoid injury and increase your chances of success in learning the correct movement pattern. There could be several sessions building up to performing the full movement and then you could tweak any changes you might need to along the way.
Specific goals for events or weight loss
If you want to develop greater leg strength or improve power for an event (OCR, marathon, cycling event etc.) PT allows the element of specificity to be drawn into a programme. Weight loss might be the goal and PT allows more knowledge to be shared to ensure the programme is designed to cater for specific needs.
Rehabilitation after an injury
Rehabilitation from an injury is important as there will be a certain exercise selection that will support your recovery. For instance, if someone has been advised to avoid explosive exercises for a certain amount of time then having PT to strengthen the area that is inhibited and affecting them will enable them to speed up the recovery process and get stronger in other areas in the meantime.
Anyone can benefit from PT, so why wait? Jump on board now!
My job is to motivate, support and push people to break through their barriers and help them realise what they’re truly capable of. A huge reason why The Evolution Project was attractive to me, and so many members, is the community feel around the place – you come in and sometimes you feel like never leaving.