I’ve been a Personal Trainer for over five years now. When I first became a personal trainer, I struggled with the idea that personal training was a luxury reserved for those that could afford it. However, I’ve come to realize that personal training is not a luxury it is a necessity. There is so much misinformation being shared about diet and exercise. That the expertise of a personal trainer can help guide you along the right path.
The Benefits Of Hiring A Personal Trainer
Hiring a personal trainer does cost more than your average gym membership. However, the benefits of hiring a personal trainer far outweigh the costs. There are so many reasons why a personal trainer is essential to achieving your fitness goals. Below I am going to share the reasons why you should have a personal trainer, what you are likely to achieve by working with one, and the benefits that only a personal trainer can provide.
A common mistake people make in goal setting is that they have vague goals. The problem with vague goals is that you can not tell if you are making progress towards achieving them. A personal trainer will help you define your fitness goals and creates a roadmap to get there. They will take into account your current fitness level and discusses how you can improve. A personal trainer will help you focus on short term goals that are specific and realistic; they are attainable, and will set you up to achieve your long term goals.
Custom Workout Program
You can find a generic workout program to follow along with online. Or you could work with a personal trainer and get a customized workout program that’s tailored to your fitness goals. With a personalized workout program you are more likely to see the results that you are looking for.
They Will Educate You
A personal trainer will not only educate you on different types of exercises that you can do, but also show you how to do them with proper form in order to avoid injury, and explain what exercises target which muscles. Giving you a better understanding of what its going to take for you to reach your fitness goals. Which can be incredibly empowering.
If a particular exercise doesn’t work for you. A personal trainer can show you a different technique, variation, and or modify the exercise for you so that you still get the same result. The knowledge that you gain by working with a personal trainer, you take with you long after your workout session is over.
They Help You Avoid Injury
A personal trainer will teach you the proper way to perform each exercise in your workout routine. They will demonstrate the movement, then coach you through it, and correct any issues with your posture and or technique. Leaning how to perform exercises properly reduces your risk of injury. Some of the most common workout injures include low back pain, shoulder strain, knee pain, and shin splits.
If you are new to working out, then it’s worth hiring a personal trainer to ensure that you are doing movements correctly. If you are recovering from an injury. A personal trainer can help you see the injury as an opportunity to learn from your mistakes and help you prepare to come back stronger than ever.
A personal trainer is not a nutritionist or a dietitian. With that said, they are not allowed to recommend meal plans or provide very specific recommendations about food. However, personal trainers are allowed to provide general nutritional advice which can be very valuable. Being able to turn to a fitness professional for any question that you might have. Will result in a more detailed, educated, and personalized answer. That will help you achieve your fitness goals.
They Hold You Accountable
When someone else’s time is on the line other than your own. You are more likely to follow thru. By making an appointment to meet with a personal trainer. You are far more likely to go to the appointment. Then if you were to go to the gym on your own. A personal trainer will hold you accountable for making working out a priority.
They Keep You Motivated
Motivation is often difficult to maintain when you exercise on your own. A personal trainer will help keep you motivated to reach your short term and long term fitness goals. By designing an actionable workout program that you can do in the short term to meet your long term fitness goals. Not wanting to let yourself or your personal trainer down will help keep you motivated.
There is something to be said about the praise you get from a personal trainer. After you wanted to throw in the towel, but didn’t. That just keeps you going.
A lot professions require that you book appointments around their schedule. However, most personal trainers have a flexible schedule. Regardless of your availability, they will accommodate a time that works best for you to schedule a training session. Whether you want to train before work, during your lunch break, and or after work. They understand that everyone has different availabilities. With that said, they will tailor appointment times to suit your needs.
As a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. I work with clients to help them become the best version of themselves. By creating innovative and effective workout programs that produce lasting results. If you are interested in personal training and want to work with me then visit my coaching website www.nohemyadornofitness.com.
All in all the benefits of hiring a personal trainer is that it’s an investment. You are investing in yourself, your health, and your overall well being. A personal trainer can give you the tools and support that you need to reach your health and fitness goals. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post, the benefits of hiring a personal trainer. If you have any questions feel free to comment down below. For more fitness tips see these other blog posts, Plank Variations To Strengthen Your Core,
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