Hiring a Personal Trainer

If you find yourself needing to up your gym game a bit this fall, you’re not alone. Most of us  want to be in better shape, but left to our own devices we can’t quite hit on a path to getting there – and staying there. Could you use an extra push? You might want to consider booking some sessions with a personal trainer, for several key reasons:

  • Motivation: Let’s face it – most of us work harder when we’re not alone. Having a trainer by your side can be the most effective way to stay focused and motivated – plus, they’ll work with you to set goals that inspire you to keep going even on the toughest days. 
  • Consistency: Another basic rule of human nature: most of us have a tough time sticking to a routine. A personal trainer will hold you accountable and won’t let you get away with the usual excuses to skip a workout. 
  • Avoiding Injury: We’ve all been there (or know someone who has): you want to ramp up fast and end up overdoing it, or worse. Hiring a trainer to guide, instruct, and customize your routine will greatly reduce your risk or injury while allowing you to build muscle tone safely and effectively. 


Sound like it might be worth a try? There are several great places in Watertown to explore the personal trainer concept and find one that’s right for you. Here are a few to check out:

  • Located on Main Street, Off the Wall Personal Training offers three personal training packages – from one session to three sessions a week – along with a partner program that allows for cost sharing. New sign-ups to any of the programs get two weeks free, and all clients have the option of signing on to one of their Nutrition Packages staffed by nutrition coaches who can be messaged 24 hours a day. 
  • Gymit Watertown offers personal training under the broader umbrella of a full-service gym and fitness center, open 24 hours a day on weekdays. They’ll let you request a personal trainer online whether you’re a member or not. Simply fill out the form with your personal fitness goals, and GymIt will set you up with an introductory one-on-one meeting to get you started. 
  • Holistic Health Coach and Pilates Instructor Jan Taylor offers personal training sessions at her Get Lively Now studio at 21 Olcott Street. Her personalized space offers TRX, Pilates, barre, core and cardio strengthening, and more, along with opportunities for individualized diet and lifestyle advice. Check out Jan’s blog to learn more about her approach, as well as to get health and wellness tips. 
  • Founded by CPT and fitness enthusiast Danielle Bultron, Danielle’s Daily Fitness offers one-on-one personal training sessions Monday through Saturday on request, along with weekly scheduled smaller group sessions, at her studio on Dexter Avenue. Check out her About Me page to learn more about the personal journey that inspired her to help others get and stay fit.