Benefits of a Personal Trainer
Personal trainers are not just for stars and athletes. Every single person can benefit from working with a trainer. Personal training is truly an investment in one's own health and well-being. Let's take a look at some reasons why all people achieve more working with a personal trainer.
ACCOUNTABILITY & MOTIVATION
Trainers are experts at holding you accountable. You have a set, paid appointment. Your trainer will be there waiting for you with a smile on his/her face each and every time you show up. "CAN'T" is not in a trainer's vocabulary.
DEVELOP A ROUTINE
Trainers are educated on the most effective ways to help you get to your fitness goals. They will work with you to develop a routine that makes sense and is realistic for you.
FRESH NEW PERSPECTIVES & IDEAS ON HEALTH, NUTRITION, AND FITNESS
There is an overwhelming amount of fitness, nutrition, and health information available. It is the job of the trainer to stay on top of health trends and continue their education in order to provide you with the safest and most accurate information in the industry.
SOLID, CONSISTENT, NON-JUDGMENTAL SUPPORT
Not everyone has your best interest in mind. Your trainer, though, only cares about you and your success. Through this support, trainers will hold you accountable and motivate you, despite your feelings about yourself!
PROPER TECHNIQUE & FORM
Watching all the you tube videos in the world and reading all the fitness magazines, does not substitute having a person by your side providing you immediate feedback on form and technique. It is very easy to hurt yourself in the gym. Trainers pay attention, cue both your mind and your body and help you achieve your goals more quickly by making sure you are doing each exercise correctly.
INJURY PREVENTION and/or INJURY REHAB
Often people shy away from equipment in the gym because they are afraid of hurting themselves. Trainers will teach you how to use equipment properly so that you do not injure yourself. They will not let you use an injury as an excuse to not workout!
MAXIMIZE WORKOUT/MINIMIZE TIME
You will burn more calories in less time when working with a trainer. A trainer develops a program that is efficient and allows you to get the most in, in the shortest amount of time.
Personal training is just that, PERSONAL! A trainer will develop a program that is specific to you and your goals. A program that is specific to you and only you!
You develop a relationship with your trainer like no other. Your relationship is very personal. There are not very many people whom you share your goals so specifically, who in turn will work so diligently to help you achieve them.
Working with a trainer will allow you to achieve the results that you cannot achieve on your own. Each person's goals are extremely personal. Whether it be weight loss, injury rehab, or companionship. A trainer is going to develop goals that will lead you down a path to success.
A conscious effort to exercise and stay active is a key to good health and weight control. But unintentional activity--that is, ordinary daily movement--is also important. Why do some of us move around more than others? Genetics, age, weight, occupation and overall health all influence our activity level. Unconscious attitudes about activity may play a role, too, according to a 2010 study from Penn State University. It found that students who had positive unconscious attitudes about physical activity (as measured by psychological testing) were more active over the course of a week (as measured by a pedometer). Apparently, this attitude also increased their incidental activities, such as using stairs instead of the elevator, taking the first available parking spot rather than hunting for one closer to their destination, or just moving around more. For the pro-activity students, physical activity was just more of a habit.
Changing attitudes and habits is hard. Most of us assume it's natural to prefer labor-saving options and to yield to inertia. But as the researchers suggested, from an evolutionary point of view, a pro-activity tendency was a survival advantage for our hunter-gatherer ancestors. And it is for us as well.