Friday, March 6, 2015

How A Personal Trainer Change Your Life

It’s the beginning of a new year and you walk into a new gym in your home town with the list of resolutions in hand:

You walk in and go straight towards the treadmill. You may look around and have no idea what to do. All of the home workout videos, self-help books, and TV weight loss shows are jumbled together and you are drawing a blank on how to begin. In the corner of the gym you see an overweight, elderly man working his hardest and sweating like a dog. You think to yourself, “How can this old man work this hard to reach his goals yet I cannot even get myself off this treadmill?”
Then you notice a man wearing a gym personal trainer shirt giving the man directions and encouraging him the entire time.  From the way the two are interacting you can tell they have a unique relationship in which the trainer truly cares about the man’s progress and well being. Seeing this helps you decide to cash in on your two free personal training sessions you thought you wouldn’t need.
During your first workout, your trainer begins to explain to you a few of the benefits of having a personal trainer; some would say a hard seller, others a friend and helper.

  • Consistency and Accountability2
    • Having a personal trainer helps you stay on a schedule, find consistency, and have accountability. Knowing you are supposed to be at the gym at 6 a.m Monday, Wednesday, and Friday makes it more difficult for you to create excuses not to go. If you are able to make an excuse for one day you will find another reason every day after to skip, a trainer helps to eliminate this problem.

  • Effective Workouts2
    • You put in the effort and the trainer will do the thinking. The great advantage of having a personal trainer is that he or she does the planning for you. Their experience, certifications, higher education, and knowledge of fitness helps them form the perfect program for your needs and goals.

  • Needs Based Training2
    • Many clients today have past injuries, bad eating habits, and lack of motivation that they allow to restrict them from living healthier lifestyles. A positive of having a personal trainer is that whatever the case may be they can help you overcome whatever obstacles have been in your way to reach your fitness, health, and life goals.

These are just a few of the benefits of having a nationally certified and experienced personal trainer assist you in achieving your goals.1 Many times trainers not only work at a gym but will travel to your home. This can help eliminate the excuse of not having the time or money for a gym membership. Take a look around your gym next time you’re walking on a treadmill for 20 minutes and observe the trainers and their clients. You can easily become one of those clients and soon be on your way to a healthier lifestyle. Another great tool since you are reading this on a computer or tablet, is to research certain trainers at your gym, find their credentials and certifications online and learn more about them.1 A great way to look at certifications and what their concentration is, is to look at the website and see the benefit of that particular certification over others.3 A personal trainer may be exactly what you need to give you the extra push and motivation to reach your goals.

1First Step Training. (n.d.). Retrieved March 4, 2015, from

2Top Ten Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer. (n.d.). Retrieved March 4, 2015, from 5 Best Personal Trainer

3Certification Programs (And Our #1 Pick). (n.d.). Retrieved March 4, 2015, from

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