Hiring a personal trainer may be one of the best decisions you can make. There are more ways than just hiring a trainer for 1 on 1 training. Being in the industry for 9 years, I have noticed that many people want to work out, but they are not sure how to go about it. There are a lot of little things you should know before working out on your own. Working with a professional personal trainer leaves no room for worry because they carry the knowledge you need to achieve your physical results.
If it does not sound affordable when the thought crosses your mind, that is a big misconception. First, you should take a moment and think about what you are able to afford monthly for your health. Think about that $ 4.00 coffee you buy every day, or that $ 10 you spend instead of packing a lunch – it adds up! Investing into a trainer will teach you necessary lifting techniques and will make you feel better afterwards!
Having a personal trainer not only provides safety but it provides a crystal clear road to achieving your goals the right way! Having a proper exercise program and nutrition plan from the beginning saves you a lot of time from being wasted and provides results much quicker. There are many types of trainers out there that specialize in certain areas such as training you for a 5k, sculpting your body, bodybuilding, or getting a six pack. You should always hire a trainer that specializes in what you want for optimal results.
Training with a personal trainer does not always mean it has to be a one on one session, try training with a friend or family member to cut the price in half and still get that individualized attention. Many places offer semi-private personal training and boot camp training as well. Having that accountability is also a great push. You will be much less likely to make excuses not to train when someone is waiting for you to show up! It also can be a helpful reminder of why you are training. You will not become unmotivated because you will have someone with you while you work out, motivating you along the way.
Working with a personal trainer on your side also helps you to get into a great daily regimen. Being in the industry for years I've seen a lot of people begin a new exercise program on their own. Most of the time it does not last long enough to create a habit. Having that set appointment and doing the same thing for 3 months will create a healthy and happy habit. Take advantage of the fact you will be working with a fitness professional and gain as much knowledge from them as you can. Learn new skills and exercises so you are not dependent on your trainer forever. Occasionally you will build enough strength and gain enough knowledge to work out on your own.