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How to get the most out of Personal Training

Personal Trainer with Client

Personal training isn’t cheap. A session starts at a low average of $80 all the way to $200 per hour for some personal trainers! Trying to get the most out of your sessions will therefore be a sensible thing to do. Here are some tips on how you can do just that:


1. Prioritize your personal training sessions and reserve energy for them. 

If you enter a session feeling drained and lethargic surely the training effect will be suboptimal. There are many ways to make sure you are fresh when you do them.

Sleeping early the night before, avoiding alcohol, minimizing other types of exercise too close to your sessions or even placing your personal training sessions on days you don’t work (can be mentally draining) will allow you to see better results. Some people find that taking caffeine or drinking coffee about 30 minutes before a workout helps too. Pre workout supplements have similar effects. 


2. DIET! For all aesthetic goals you’d like to achieve, dieting is a must. 

Caloric deficit needs to be set up for weight loss. Caloric surplus needs to be set up for muscle gain. Any personal trainer who tells you otherwise is lying to you. It will be your personal trainer’s responsibility to plan your diet.

This plan should be effective and yet sustainable, and taking into consideration not just the amount of food but also the amounts of nutrients there are available to feed your body. It has to be a well rounded program. Once you have this info, don’t just pay your personal trainer lip service but do your best to follow it. Sensible dieting is the most effective way to see changes to your body. It won’t be easy, but it is essential. Relying on exercise alone to lose weight typically doesn’t provide the best results. 


To try to make things easier, your personal trainer will share with you certain tips, like frequency of meals, healthy snack options, even meal preparation options to ease you into a routine that works best for you.

When you eventually hit a weight loss/gain plateau, your personal trainer will also adjust your diet program accordingly so you continue to achieve results. Lastly, you can be dishonest with your personal trainer, but you won’t see results and you know the reason. Fight the battle hard and win it, then move on to the next goal. You can do it!


3. Exercise at your own time. 

This can be prescribed by your personal trainer for your off days. It can be cardio for weight loss or even recovery oriented activities like foam rolling, mobility drills and stretches. Weight loss is surely enhanced by additional cardio.

Such activities are great for your heart/lungs and even your mood. Being able to recover faster from your workouts means you can train even more often and harder, getting you to your goals faster. They are not that tough to do, and you can start at a lower level and progress as you go along. 


Cardio can be done 2-4 times a week. This is on top of your personal training sessions. Recovery activities are even easier to do and people should devote just a few minutes daily to carry them out. If you train your muscles hard, you have to take care of your soft tissues too. Your body will thank you in the long run. Make it a lifestyle change and it’ll just get easier and easier with time. Slow and steady wins the race!


4. Communicate clearly to your personal trainer. 

Make sure goal setting is done properly with both of you on the same page in terms of results and a well thought out timeline. Always set a deadline. Great things are achieved upon deadlines.

As a personal trainer myself, I can attest to the fact that clients who are serious about getting results and transforming their bodies are the most fun to train. Energy during the session is usually high, clients are focused. When you do get results, the smile on your face makes everything worthwhile. 


People simply treat other people who are serious more seriously. Next, try to build a healthy bond with your personal trainer. Yes, you pay your personal trainer and he/she is at your service. But in the end we live in a world where human relationships matter.

Cross over from client/personal trainer relationship you being friends, this surely makes training sessions more enjoyable and likely you’ll see better results. 


Ready to hire a house call personal trainer to help you get to your goals in the shortest time possible? Regardless of what your health or fitness goals are, reach out to us to set up a trial session to experience firsthand high quality personal training services!

Personal Trainer Singapore Khit
About Tze Khit
Tze Khit is a distinguished personal trainer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports & Exercise Science from Edith Cowan University. Passionate about optimizing human potential, he offers expertise in weight loss, toning, and rehabilitating injuries. His holistic methodology integrates human anatomy, physiology, and bespoke training plans, rooted in initial functional movement screening. Certified by the Singapore Sports Council and holding multiple National Council on Strength & Fitness accreditations, he masterfully employs techniques like myofascial release and neuromuscular activation, ensuring clients achieve their fitness aspirations swiftly and safely.


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