Why a personal trainer will get you to your goal more quickly?
Running a marathon, building up your strength and stamina, or simply losing a few kilos: Having a personal trainer means that you receive targeted personal instruction. Whether it's personal training or coaching by phone or app – SWICA contributes up to 600 francs (find out more) per year towards your personal commitment under its supplementary insurance plans.
The Swiss as a nation are keen on sport. According to a study from the Federal Office of Sport, almost 70% of Swiss people between the ages of 15 and 74 do some kind of sport. Personal trainers help everyone to reach their goals, regardless of whether they love sport or hate it. A personal trainer responds to his customers' individual requirements and advises them not only about sport, but also about nutritional and psychological aspects.
Find out more
- The advantages of having a personal trainer
- Three personal trainers share their experience
- Linda Bürki
- Steve Husistein
- Carla Bereiter
- How do I find a qualified personal trainer
- Free exercise consultation by phone
- Online running coaching by app
- Competition: 100 prizes for your next adventure to be won
What are the advantages of having a personal trainer?
Whether you're a beginner, an expert or a professional athlete, your personal coach will know how to approach your training. Under his expert eye you will learn the right techniques with the right loads. This professional and personalised support reduces your risk of injury and increases your chances of success.
Everyone has a set objective for his training programme. A personal coach helps you to focus on this, which in turn will enable you to see and measure your success. And those who see that they are making progress are keener to start and continue with their training.
When you make an appointment, you feel obliged. It's like a contract. A personal trainer isn't interested in excuses, so a lack of motivation isn't an option. This makes the training consistent and allows it to develop its full effect.
Training where it suits you:
At the gym or out of doors? You decide where you train, and your personal coach adapts your training to suit you.
Personal trainers know about exercise, but they also know about nutrition. Because fitness and nutrition go hand in hand. That's why personal trainers give their customers tips on how they can become even healthier and fitter through nutrition that is right for them and their sport.
Fun thanks to teamwork:
Going to the gym by yourself or running alone in the forest has its charms. But training which involves personal contact is a lot more fun. A personal trainer brings motivation and variety.
Short interview with Linda Bürki
«A personal trainer can be an important motivation, especially for people who don't enjoy exercise.»
Short interview with Steve Husistein
«Working as a personal trainer is like a jigsaw puzzle.»
Short interview with Carla Bereiter
«Exercise is like an insurance policy that you pay into.»
How do I find a qualified personal trainer?The term «personal trainer» does not enjoy legal protection in Switzerland. Since the profession is not bound by any particular standards, the services provided by trainers can vary significantly. Training provided by poorly qualified personnel can lead to health problems.
The Swiss Personal Trainer Association (SPTV) addresses this problem and has been committed since 2007 to promoting the personal training profession in Switzerland. To this end, the association has launched a seal of quality for personal trainers, which helps those who are looking for a qualified personal trainer to find a true professional without difficulty.
You can find out which personal trainers are recognised by SWICA here.
Phone coaching: Take advantage of an exercise consultation
To make an appointment, please call santé24 on 044 404 86 86. The offer is free of charge to all SWICA customers.
Online coaching by app
It's very simple: get your running shoes on and start running – no matter where you happen to be. SWICA supports its running customers by contributing up to 600 francs (find out more) per year under its supplementary insurance plans towards a silver or gold six-month or twelve-month subscription to running.COACH.
Further information about this offer
How your preventive healthcare contribution breaks down
SWICA covers 50% of the costs from your COMPLETA PRAEVENTA supplementary plan, up to 300 francs per calendar year. Furthermore, your OPTIMA supplementary plan covers 90% of the costs exceeding this amount, up to 300 francs per calendar year. This can result in prevention contributions of up to 600 francs per year.
Because health is everything
Physical fitness, a balanced diet and wellbeing are important elements in a healthy lifestyle. That's why SWICA supports your personal commitment in all areas of health with annual contributions of up to 800 francs under the COMPLETA PRAEVENTA and OPTIMA supplementary insurance plans (go to detailed information).
Incidentally, supplementary insurance always provides valuable additional benefits above and beyond those available under basic insurance. It can be taken out with SWICA at any time, regardless of which insurer currently provides your basic insurance. .
SWICA is there for you
The SWICA team would be happy to assist you online or by phone if you have questions about benefits or require personal advice. Call free of charge on 0800 80 90 80 or complete the form below:
For your health at home
SWICA supports you with medical services and advice around the clock and has useful recommendations and products for promoting health and preventing illness. Here you can get valuable tips on staying in shape while at home and working from home. You can also discover the online courses and coaching sessions that SWICA supports.
Getting medical support and recommendations for symptoms
Staying fit and healthy at home: Tips and offers
Personal training: Why you will reach your goals more quickly
Nutrition: Tips for the immune system and offers for at home
Working from home: Setting up your workplace properly