Lucy Birss started her career in the
fitness industry back in 2004 when she started as a Personal Trainer in a gym
based in Sydney. Education was always at the forefront of her experience and
Lucy has participated in a number of certifications and courses to
further her understanding of movement and nutrition. Her love of writing now brings two of her
passions together, allowing her to connect with others and share what she has
learnt in the hope that it will encourage and inspire those around her to
strive to get the most out of their bodies.
I’ve been a Personal Trainer for over 15
years and I’ve always struggled with the sales aspect of my role.
fitness and wellness are my passion and I love to share what I know. When it comes to getting new clients, I prefer
to let my experience and knowledge for providing solutions to my clients speak
for itself. Leave the sales out of it.
Before coming to Virgin Active Bligh St as a Personal
Trainer, I was away from Sydney gym market for a few years and since returning,
I’ve witnessed quite a few developments in the industry! Although many positive
developments, one of the biggest challenges we face as an industry is a level
The issue is, as I see it, that many
people come fresh into our gym having already had a gym membership before. If
you haven’t already guessed it, Virgin Active is very different than the
standard gyms around Sydney. We’ve set ourselves apart by our focus on
excellency, hiring fitness professionals with years of experience, plus
additional hours of training to achieve Virgin Active standards. But when you
come from a different gym, you might not fully understand just how exceptional
our Personal Trainers are. And because of your previous experience, you don’t
already know you should be utilising them in your wellness journey.
I’ve wondered, when a person receives an
induction here, whether this person leaves feeling excited about the opportunities
that exist for them to further their health and wellness and achieve goals they
may have had for some time but, haven’t achieved through other gym memberships
they’ve had. I’ll be the first to admit that one quick induction just isn’t
enough time for us to share with you all the benefits of Personal. It’s
challenging to find the balance between giving enough information to get you
started but not so much that you feel overwhelmed. So, here’s my chance to
share with you the benefits of Personal Training at Virgin Active. No sales and
gimmicks, so you know you can trust it.
Personal Trainers Should Make Exercise Irresistible
If you're working with the right Personal Trainer, you'll start to understand why exercise is irresistible. Even on days when you don't feel like it, you know that the outcome is worth every hour spent in the gym. You'll start to appreciate the way you feel after a workout, you'll learn what foods make you feel better everyday, and ultimately you'll see results you didn't know were possible.
Online Fitness Apps Shouldn’t be Your Main
Source of Training
I’ve noticed many members bring their
devices on to the gym floor in order to follow online fitness programs and what
I see is: poor form, lack of understanding of the exercises performed (their
purpose, the reason they have been programmed), a lack of specific programming
for their body type, level of skill and mobility, and a lack of intensity that
would actually be required to achieve the goals most of these members have come
Goals are Easy to Set, Harder to Achieve
A lot of us work long hours, long
commutes, plus outside commitments such as study and/or family. These all
conspire to make your health goals difficult to accomplish.
We need fixes, tips, tricks, hacks to keep
us on track. We need the right
programming in both exercise selection, intensity and load. More than ever, we need to be making good choices
around our food. We need to be hydrated,
getting adequate sleep and managing our stress levels.
You Need a Personal Trainer on Your Bench
for Best Results
Having a Personal Trainer on your team,
someone to whom you are accountable, someone to guide you with all the elements
required to achieve lasting results, is the quickest and most cost-effective
Many years ago as a new Trainer in the
industry, a friend suggested I ask one of the more experienced trainers to be
my PT. I approached a Personal Trainer
I’d heard great things about and asked him to train me.
He surprised me by suggesting that we
first go for coffee to talk. Coffee? For my first personal training session? I
went and I was so glad I did. I still remember the rough graph he drew for me
on the back of a napkin. He said if I worked by myself, I would achieve a good level
of results in 6 months, but that if I worked with him, I would achieve this
same level of results in just 3 months.
That graph was the most simple and
accurate representation of what working with a good Personal Trainer would look
You would not believe the results you can
achieve when working with a Personal Trainer. They will inspire you, challenge
you, listen to you, care for you, monitor you and they will make sure that it
is money well spent.
Achieve Goals, and It Was Money Worth
We know adding a Personal Trainer to your
team is an added expense. But as they say, there is no price you can put on the
price of your health.
If you want to achieve goals, be they fat
loss, muscle gain, reshaping, increased fitness, recovery from injury,
increased wellness, your best investment is to commit to a Personal Trainer.
Come into the relationship with the goal of working together for 3 months, and
get ready to see the results you’ve been seeking.
If you are interested in working with Lucy
or talking with her about your fitness goals to see if you’re a fit, you can
find her at Virgin Active Bligh St. Is there a different club closer to you? We
offer a multitude of exceptional Personal Trainers who can help you achieve
your personal goals. Stop by reception today and fill out an enquiry card to get matched with the perfect Personal Trainer for you!