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1/5th of all requests for fat fighting support are submitted on Mondays as the realisation sinks in that we aren’t going to make it on our own.

According to new research from Bidvine.com, the fast free way to find local professionals online from handymen to personal trainers, Monday is the busiest day of the week for personal training enquiries. 1/5th of all requests for fat fighting support are submitted on Mondays as the realisation sinks in that we aren’t going to make it on our own.

According to Victoria Zimmer, a personal trainer registered on the site, this is a common pattern, “We overindulge at the weekend and the planned gym visit falls by the wayside again. Monday morning arrives and we look for ways of doing better next time. Using a professional to help you train, monitor your progress and knock on your door when you don’t turn up is a great motivator to keep up with a programme. I often tell clients that my job is to overcome any of their excuses! Once clients see results they are spurred on to keep it up”.

Sohrab Jahanbani from Bidvine.com says, “The research also told us that the evening, from 7pm onwards, is another key time for people to search out a trainer. We’ve all been there, after a long day at work it’s much more appealing to head straight home for dinner and a glass of wine and the planned gym visit or run goes out of the window. This can be a turning point in realising that we need some motivational support to get moving”.

In addition the data revealed that only 31% of us want to train in the gym – the majority are looking for something a bit different, or at least some variety. Victoria says, “Weight loss is the number one reason to hire a personal trainer. To achieve this, you don't require lots of equipment or a gym membership as results come down to nutrition and consistency with training”.

It isn’t that we don’t have big ambitions either, 76% of us want to train at least twice a week with a personal trainer. Although there are enquiries from teens to those in their 70s, 86% of those looking for personal training are aged 20 – 40.

This resurgence of interest in personal training is good news for the industry - personal training is one of the most popular services out of over 100 currently offered on Bidvine. A recent report by IBIS World found that deteriorating economic conditions over the last 5 years had led many people to cut back on personal training, preferring to exercise on their own. Consumers had also traded down from full-service gyms, which promote and provide facilities for personal trainers, to budget gyms that are not affiliated with industry operators. With the economy on the up it seems the tide is turning for personal trainers.

So what should we look for when searching for the perfect personal trainer? Expert personal trainer Victoria Zimmer from Bidvine.com has some top tips:

1. The first step is to decide whether you are happy to train with a male or a female trainer (same/opposite sex). Personality is important too - do you click with them? Feeling comfortable is vital for motivation and success.

2. Make sure that the trainer can work around your time slots rather than the other way around.

3. Check out the trainer's qualifications and reviews. It will help you to identify whether his/her speciality is what you are after. Someone looking for general weight loss has very different needs to someone who is training for a triathlon.

4. Make sure that you have a space to train, whether it is at home or outdoors, and that you both think it is appropriate for your training programme.

5. Price is important. However, also clarify from the outset whether there are other expenses involved such as equipment, supplementation or new fitness wear so that you can budget in advance.

Gemma from Hackney in London used Bidvine.com recently to find a personal trainer, “I found Bidvine on Google and after submitting a request within minutes I received a quote from a personal trainer who was great. I ended up training with him for multiple sessions. Finding a personal trainer with Bidvine couldn't have been quicker, cheaper, or easier, whereas I struggled to find someone suitable before”.

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About Bidvine

Bidvine’s mission is to enrich lives through fulfilling outcomes that improve relationships, make us smarter, and ultimately increase the ability to spend time on meaningful things.

By connecting people with things to be done with those who are skilled at doing them, Bidvine can become the first choice for customers to get things done and for service providers to grow their business.

From a local plumber to a piano teacher, Bidvine makes the whole process of finding, vetting and hiring the best person for the job easier, faster and hassle-free.

Founded in London in 2014, the Bidvine concept was conceived by a group of highly-successful e-commerce entrepreneurs while discussing the difficulties of finding good quality, affordable and dependable professionals with family and friends.

Bidvine has offices in London, UK and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It is currently available in London, with a national UK service planned for 2015.
www.bidvine.com

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