Why I love to… train with a personal trainer
I needed some instruction and guidance, someone to help me focus
Lorna Weightman: “Every session is different, whether it’s strength and conditioning, TRX, weights or cardio”
The 2014 version of me didn’t know what the inside of a gym looked like. Sure, I dabbled in yoga, enjoyed the odd jog around the park (always stopping for a coffee) and on very special occasions I did about 10 sit-ups, but in 2015 I made the decision to get fit and turned to personal training.
I needed some instruction and guidance, someone to help me focus. Now I train 3-4 times a week, and I love it. Every session is different, whether it’s strength and conditioning, TRX, weights or cardio.
On a “rest” day I’ll usually do some gentle yoga or go for a 5km run. I love deadlifting. That’s where you lift a weighted barbell or bar off the ground to the level of the hips, then lower it with controlled effort to the ground. As I have become stronger, I love the challenge of adding weight and engaging my whole body to lift it. There is something so satisfying about it.
Unsurprisingly, I am not a huge fan of cardio, but I know that it’s an integral part of my overall fitness, so I find rowing and running at short intervals the best for me.
For anyone thinking of getting started, yes personal training is an investment but it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done.
Lorna Weightman is a broadcaster and blogger.