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Don't think you need a personal trainer? Think again

Jamie Walker is the CEO and co-founder of SweatGuru (www.sweatguru.com), helping consumers book and manage fitness classes online. She is a yoga instructor and personal trainer.

Everyone can benefit from personal training, whether you're just starting an exercise routine or have been at it for a long time.

Hiring a personal trainer is no longer just for those who are trying to lose weight or learn their way around the gym; it's for anyone who is looking to incorporate another perspective to get better results, learn new exercises and hold themselves accountable for their workouts.

Here are the top five reasons why you should consider hiring a personal trainer.

1. Results

Working with a personal trainer is the best way to get results; it's as simple as that. Personal trainers will customize a workout program for you that is designed to get you from point A to point B as efficiently and safely as possible. Plus, having their watchful eyes upon you makes it difficult to slack off even when the going gets tough.

2. Accountability

We all know that the hardest part about a workout is just showing up. Hiring a personal trainer will not only help get you to the workout but it will also keep you honest during your sweat session. You've likely paid in advance, too, so you've got that much more incentive to honor your commitment and put in the work once you're there.

3. Technique

There's a lot to be said for doing it right the first time. Learning the proper form for various exercises will not only help you be more successful in the long run, but it can also prevent injury. Having one-on-one attention can help guarantee that you're making the most out of your workouts by doing them correctly and effectively.

4. Learning

Want to do a handstand, improve your jumping skills, be able to complete a set of pull-ups, become a better runner or try new moves to get you toned and ready for an upcoming event? Your trainer will develop an individualized program to improve your conditioning and teach you the right skills to get you closer to your goals, and you'll be surprised by how much you'll pick up during the process.

5. Enhance

Whether you're a fitness newbie or a fitness pro, the journey for growth should never stop. Personal trainers can help you kick your workout routine up a notch and provide you with new tools for improving your overall physical fitness. Even fitness pros should opt for one-on-one training to keep their skills fresh, their minds active and their bodies challenged.

Looking for a personal trainer in your area? Whether it's general fitness, yoga, Pilates, martial arts or dance you're interested in, we've got you covered. Check out SweatGuru.com for details.

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