According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics only 23.9% of Australians over the age of 15 met the Physical Activity Guidelines. Additionally, nearly half of employed adults aged 18 – 65 described most their day at work as mostly sitting¹. Many Australians are looking to achieve your health and fitness goals but aren’t sure where to start. You might be in the same boat. Have you considered Personal Training. If you’re looking to achieve your health and fitness goals, I’m here to assure you that one of the best investments you can make is hiring a professional and passionate Personal Trainer who knows their stuff. What follows are our Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer. So, without further ado, let’s get started.


Exercise Technique

One of the first things we are told when onboarding new clients is that “I’d like to learn the correct technique in the gym”. This is understandably a pressing concern. Many don’t want to feel both unsafe, but also, awkward, trying something new. At Sydney Strength Training we aim to simplify the coaching process and make sure technical coaching isn’t overwhelming. Very often you only need to focus on one thing (or “cue” in the exercise world) at a time and with careful loading, can gradually make improvements over time. Moreover, safety is never something to be concerned of. A clutter-free environment with focussed trainers and quality equipment will ensure smooth sailing for all your sets. Your Personal Trainer will make sure your sessions are safe and effective.


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Appropriate Programming

It’s not enough to simply turn-up. What you do over time, day-in and day-out is how you make progress. We call this “following the process.” How are you to know what you should do when you step into the gym on Monday? Personal Trainers are educated in how to write programs that are individualised to your needs, preferences and goals. At Sydney Strength Training we aim to provide engaging, individualised and appropriate programs. Are you worried you can’t train enough throughout the week? We’ll make sure the exercises used are the best bang-for-your-buck. Do you find yourself always starting strong then being derailed by aches and pains? We’ll make sure you start slow and steady and build up, strong. Are you unable to make it to the gym multiple days a week? There are always at home options that can supplement your in-gym training.


Maximise time and effort

As the phrase goes “time is money”. Since personal training can be a significant investment, it’s important to make sure that investment pays dividends. With the plethora of exercises you can perform, programs to follow and decisions to make, it can be overwhelming knowing where to start. At Sydney Strength training we strive to maximise your time and efforts in the gym. That starts with a thorough needs-analysis and then dedicated planning around your individual goals and needs. From there, in-session coaching will help ascertain correct exercises for each individual and the correct training loads (weight, sets and reps) to begin with. Frequent reviews will make sure you’re on track, or require a course-correction.


Beating “gymtimidation”

We get it, gyms can be intimidating spaces. Although we recommend everyone trains, not everyone feels comfortable doing so in a public space. With that in mind we strive to create a comfortable and professional environment for everyone. Our staff are friendly, engaging and strive to accommodate to your needs and circumstances. Moreover, Sydney Strength Training provides a clean environment with high-quality equipment suited to all levels and abilities. Your Personal Trainer is here to facilitate the training process and pretty soon you’ll start to feel like part of the furniture!


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Goal Setting

Goal setting is critical to your success. This doesn’t just involve pulling out the old “SMART” acronym and running down the list. Instead, goal setting requires a thorough analysis of your needs based on your exercise history, current circumstances, resources and ability level. Furthermore, our experienced Trainers know when to discern which goals are realistic or unrealistic goals, or even worse, don’t push you hard enough. There’s a sweet spot between challenge and competence – too easy and it’s not engaging, too hard and it’s discouraging. We believe that appropriate goals make for more exciting training and achieving them, all the more rewarding.


Don’t delay, get started with Personal Training today

So, if you’ve been on the fence about Personal Training, we hope our top 5 reasons to hire a personal trainer helps you make a more confident and informed decision. At Sydney Strength Training we take pride in the quality of our Coaches and the Personal Training services they provide. If you’re looking for expert guidance, reach out to us here.



  1. Physical activity, 2022 | Australian Bureau of Statistics (abs.gov.au)