This may be surprising but personal trainers do more than just walk around the gym with a clipboard. They are responsible for transforming their client’s health & fitness and are highly passionate about doing so. With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to reap these 11 benefits that personal trainers offer…
11. They Remove the Thinking Aspect
Whether you are new to the gym or you have been training for years, coming up with a great workout and nutrition plan requires a lot of thinking. The great thing about personal trainers is that is exactly what they do for a living! Not only have they been creating programs for clients, they have also tried and tested everything they are teaching to their them.
You shouldn’t have to go to the gym with a million thoughts on your mind. Get a personal trainer to do the thinking for you so that you can focus solely on training hard and crushing your goals!
10. Clear Up Misconceptions
There are so many misconceptions floating around in the world of health & fitness. How can you tell fact from fiction? Well, chances are that if you aren’t educated in these fields then a lot of these misconceptions sound believable. This can become a HUGE setback for anyone who is applying something they believe to be working that really isn’t.
Personal trainers face these misconceptions all the time. They are able to separate fact from fiction and avoid any setbacks that may result from them. Reaching your health goal will take enough time on it’s own, don’t allow yourself to get set back. Reach out to a personal trainer and reach your goals in no time!
9. Make Training Personalized
Just like your parents used to tell you when you were younger, “you are special.”They weren’t lying! You are unique and need to approach your training and nutrition efforts that way. Whether your goal is weight loss, building muscle, etc… you will require a plan that is specific to you and your goal(s)!
Personal trainers will get to know you and your needs before the training begins. After they have a good idea your personal needs, they will be able to create the perfect program that is tailored specifically to you!
8. Make Training Fun
Who wants to dread going to the gym…? It shouldn’t be a chore, it should be fun! Chances are that if going to the gum becomes an obligation then you will begin to avoid it all together. Not only will this prevent you from ever achieving your goals, it will also put a damper on your overall wellness!
Part of the discovery process for personal trainers is to reveal your likes and dislikes. Once a trainer understands what you enjoy doing for exercise, they will be able to implement them into your training routine so that it becomes fun for you! By meeting with a trainer, working out will be fun. This will keep you coming back and, in turn, remain healthy!
7. Make Changes When Necessary
Have you ever been on a training high? When everything seems to be going your way. The weight is falling off, you’re adding strength, and even noticing that baby bicep muscle start to form! This training high is usually followed by a plateau. You begin to notice that everything you have been doing isn’t working anymore. No progress is being made.
Personal trainers are proactive. They make changes before a plateau can even happen! This allows you to continue making progress without wasting any time stuck on a plateau. Again, meeting your goals takes enough time as it is so don’t waste any of your precious time getting stuck without any progress! A trainer can help!
6. Keep Track of Goals
As we talked about in benefit number 9, personal trainers will get to know you. They will discover what your ultimate goals are so that they can plan your entire program around those goals.Whether your goal is to build endurance or strength, your program will address it specifically and methodically.
Once your program is made and you began, trainers track every detail of your training sessions. From sets and reps to how many drops of sweat hit the floor during cardio. Okay, maybe not THAT much but they keep records on a variety of information. The reason that they do this is because they need to make sure that you are making progress toward your goals.
As if training hard isn’t enough work in itself, do you really want to keep track of every detail? Then take that information and analyze it all? Focus on showing up, working hard, crushing goals, and leave all the book work for the personal trainers!
5. Maximize Time
When it comes to maintaining good health with exercise, it doesn’t have to be time consuming. You don’t have to be at the gym for hours and hours every day of the week.
When working with a personal trainer, you can get a great workout and be in and out within a half hour! Trainers are specialist in having a plan and sticking to that plan! They take the guesswork out so that you can come in, train, shower and leave. They will make every second count so that you can attribute your precious time to other passions. Take your time back with personal training!
To keep your body guessing, you will need to implement variety into your training. You will need to train at different intensity levels by changing exercises, number of sets & reps, and the how often you train. Having a variety will also keep you interested in training because you will always be wondering what challenge is coming next.
The awesome thing about trainers is that they have learned a variety of different exercises and training methods from both experience and their education.By having this knowledge, they are able to dig into their bag of tricks and provide you with something new and different. When working with a personal trainer, exercise will never old and monotonous!
You may lack motivation to hit the gym even though you see the importance of it. The fact is that you’re not alone. Exercise is one of those things that you have to be motivated to do yet so many people can’t muster up any motivation to do it.
Personal trainers are in a great position to keep others motivated because they are self motivated. Since they are able to keep themselves motivated, they will have no problem keeping that fire burning within you! Imagine receiving a text from your trainer after a grueling session that reinforced how hard you worked. That may be all you need to stay motivated and hit your goals.
2. Genuine Care
Yes, I am telling you that someone who knows nothing about you will genuinely care about you. Personal trainers get into this field of work because they care about others and want to have an impact. It’s not about the money or anything other than being able to take what they know and use it to help people who need it.
It is their job to make sure that you working hard. They will force you to push and challenge yourself. At the end of the day, they will always care for and support you. Trainers become even more valuable if you don’t have the support at home.
Accountability is at the #1 spot for a reason…you probably NEED it to stay committed. You lead a busy life with work, school, kids, and other hobbies. Trying to find time for training is just another thing to add to the list. The thing with training is that it is always the easiest to skip or make an excuse why not to do it.
Trainers are the the masters in holding others accountable, even when you can’t do it yourself. They are able to reach out and remind you of why you started in the first place. Trainers will hold you accountable because they care and want to see you succeed!
Are you considering hiring a trainer to help you achieve your fitness goals? I would love to hear from you, feel free contact me.
Are you considering becoming a personal trainer or support the field of personal training? You have to read more about my Personal Training Scholarship!