How many days a week should you train with a personal trainer?

How many days a week should you train with a personal trainer?

Consistent movement is essential to transform your body and health. Your body craves daily activity. That means 2-3 times a week of intensive exercise that raises the heart rate and 2-3 times a week of strength and mobility training.

Although it’s always safer and more effective to move with a professional by your side, the amount you exercise with a personal trainer depends on a variety of factors.

In this article, we'll discuss the factors that influence how often you should train with your personal trainer, ensuring you achieve consistent and long-lasting results. 


Your Current Exercise Routine


If you're new to regular exercise or your body isn't accustomed to daily movement, starting with 2-3 personal training sessions a week is an excellent choice. These sessions provide valuable guidance to ensure you're moving correctly, safely, and at the right intensity. At Attika, our experienced trainers will help you find the balance that keeps you motivated and steadily progressing. 


The Active Ones:

For those who engage in sports, swimming, hiking, or other physical activities supplementing your routine, you might decide that one session a week is enough to enhance your performance and overall strength. Passion and drive for sports are amazing motivators for your health goals. The exercise you do with your trainer, however, is more strategically designed to get you to those goals plus navigates areas you didn’t realise you needed to work on. For example, tight hips or weak ankles that can lead to injury. 


Your Goals

Strength/performance goals: 

Your fitness objectives play a crucial role in determining your training frequency. If your goals are related to enhancing performance, particularly in strength-related activities, you'll benefit from more frequent sessions with a personal trainer. This is because they can fine-tune your workout regimen to optimise your results. 


Fitness/fat loss goals: 

For those striving for higher fitness or fat loss, strength training to build metabolism is also a must and best advised with a PT but it is also possible to incorporate cardiovascular workouts outside of the gym, such as running and engaging in various sports activities. In any case, it is important to train with your personal trainer at least once a week to ensure that you're consistently challenged, accountable, and on the right path. 


Injury, Rehabilitation, and Mobility Concerns

If you have a history of injuries, are in the process of rehabilitation, or face mobility issues, safety becomes paramount. Intense activities (at least 2-3 times a week) should be performed in a secure environment under the guidance of your personal trainer. They will tailor your workouts to accommodate your needs, helping you regain strength, flexibility, and mobility while minimising the risk of re-injury.


So, How many days should I be training with my personal trainer?

The ideal training frequency with your personal trainer ultimately depends on your individual circumstances, goals, and fitness level. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or just starting your journey to a healthier lifestyle, our dedicated trainers at Attika can support you with a bespoke plan tailored to you. When you come for your ‘Bespoke Fitness Blueprint’, we assess the above factors to advise you on your ideal schedule. Once you agree on a schedule and goals, your trainer will create a customised plan that aligns with your objectives, ensures your safety, and maximises your potential. 


Remember, consistency is key, and by moving your body frequently with professional guidance, you'll experience results that exceed your expectations.


Book your Bespoke Fitness Blueprint here. 

InBody measurements are an accurate body composition reading tool to help us see your quantifiable progress of your personal goals you and your trainer have defined together.

We will be able to track:
  • Analysis of body composition – muscle, body fat, water retention
  • Comparison analysis for upper/lower body and left/right side balance
  • Setting specific health goals
  • Tracking and comparing your progress with previous measurements

At Attika our priority is your health. We have met plenty of people with six packs that are totally miserable and unhealthy. Having a six pack can be a side effect of healthy habits and of course we can help you to get there, if you wish to do so. However, our priority is creating healthy mindset and habits towards becoming a better human, feeling good in your own skin, and having energy to keep going. The looks are a bonus 🙂

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