Not sure how to accomplish your fitness goals?
Stuck in an exercise rut?
Looking for new exercises?
Why not hire a personal trainer!
Five benefits of hiring a personal trainer:
Having a specific day and time set each week makes it easier to keep your exercise routine. Having an exercise partner can accomplish this to a certain degree, but scheduling with a personal trainer takes accountability to a whole another level.
Finding the right personal trainer can help keep you motivated! Most trainers understand the importance of helping their clients to stay motivated, whether it's through conversation, daily texts/emails, or during the workouts. This benefit of hiring a personal trainer is often underestimated!
Especially for those individuals just beginning an exercise program, hiring a personal trainer ensures that you are performing each exercise the right way! Don't be one of "those people" in the gym everyone talks about because you are constantly performing an exercise the wrong way.
4) Tailored program to your goals
Sure, most people have an idea of what type of exercise to do in order to achieve their specific goal, but do they know the BEST way to achieve those goals? Take the guesswork out of your routine; hire a personal trainer to design your program so you know that what you're doing gives you the best chance for success!
5) Tracking your progress
All good personal trainers keep track of everything they do with their clients. Weight, sets, reps, etc., they should be writing it down. Why? To track clients' progress! Tracking progress can be motivating, but it also makes sure that what you're doing is working.
What qualities should I look for when hiring a personal trainer?
If I were to hire a trainer, I would look for them to be certified through the ACSM, NSCA, or NASM.
Are you able to easily converse with your potential personal trainer? Does he or she ask you questions rather than telling you how great they are at training? Training sessions shouldn't be awkward!
3) Training Style
Does the training style of your potential personal trainer match your goals? If your goal is to run a marathon, you probably don't want to train with someone who has the most experience training power lifters.
The best thing to do when looking for a potential personal trainer is to ask a ton of questions. Meet with different trainers, communicate via email, or even ask around the gym for recommendations. Word of mouth is a big thing when it comes to client referrals.
Even if you feel you are too "advanced" to have a trainer, you still might want to give it a try every now and then! I know there are some days when I wish I had my own trainer!
Make it happen.