Why consider using a personal trainer when it comes to weight loss or getting back in shape?
Well, studies have suggest that many people fail to reach, or maintain, their fitness goals due to three reasons: lack of motivation, boredom, and lack of knowledge regarding the best exercise to achieve the results they want.
At the end of the day, frustration leads to giving up.
So how can working with a personal trainer help you?
Reasons for working with a personal trainer
I’m sure you’ve heard, more times than you care to recall, how even professional athletes have a coach and work with a trainer.
So why bring up this example again?
To emphasize the three main reasons for working with a personal trainer that the example tries to convey (often unsuccessfully).
Why is knowledge the key to success or failure when it comes to reaching your fitness goals?
First, a certified personal trainer can design an individualized program just for you. No two people have the same body type, metabolism, or fitness goals. So “getting in shape” or “feeling healthier” can mean different things for different people.
Personal trainers can organize a routine just for you, and help schedule your activity to realistically fit into your busy life.
The goal is the same: minimize frustration and maximize your activity.
When we mention that successful athletes need to work with a coach the point is to underscore the need we all have to get, and stay, motivated.
Reaching your fitness goals doesn’t (and won’t) happen overnight.
Personal trainers are there to help you stay on track, fired up and ready to go.
At the end of the day you’re not just investing money into feeling better about yourself (think of all the “at-home” equipment that gets sold each year, only to collect dust in the basement or garage). You’re making an investment of your time. It can be very difficult to keep pushing yourself forward when you work out alone. It’s normal to make excuses, slack off and give yourself a day off because you’re “too busy.”
A trainer can motivate you to push past those self-imposed limits, motivating you to lift heavier, go longer and challenge yourself more than you would (or could) on your own.
What’s more, a personal trainer helps take the boredom out of your workout routine.
If working out becomes a “grind” it will be next to impossible to stay motivated to reach your fitness goals.
After all, working out shouldn’t become drudgery.
Working with a personal trainer provides a sense of accountability.
Just knowing that you have someone watching your achievements with expectation makes it harder to skip out on your workout sessions.
And finally, there’s the emotional support we all need to help us along the journey. Working with a trainer in the right setting helps to establish a sense of community that we all need from time to time. Even if you know how to work out and what to do (and do it correctly), working with a trainer can help you stay committed to the program.
The key is encouragement when you feel down (or frustrated with a “lack of results”) and support and supervision along the way to reaching your goals.
If these reasons make sense to you, perhaps working with a personal trainer might be a good choice for you.
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