You’ve probably seen people working with Personal Trainers at your gym, and if you’ve never worked with one yourself, you might be wondering what all the hooplah is about.
There are actually a number of reasons why you might want to consider hiring a Personal Trainer. Maybe you’re stuck in a workout rut. Perhaps you feel like you’ve hit a plateau and are no longer getting the results you’re looking for. It could be that you’re looking to lose weight or inches and need someone to hold you accountable. Regardless of the reason, a Personal Trainer can assist you with your fitness goals and help you make the changes you are looking for!
Let’s explore how working with a Personal Trainer can benefit your workout routine.
A Personal Trainer Provides Expertise and Makes Sure You Do the Exercises Properly
A good Personal Trainer will watch closely to ensure that you are doing the exercises properly to maximize your results on the targeted muscle groups. They’ll correct minor mistakes in your form…sometimes the smallest tweak can make a difference!
Using proper form is also important to help you stay injury-free. Certain exercises such as Deadlifts and Squats can be extremely dangerous without proper supervision, as you can’t tell if you’re doing them right and it’s easy to develop bad habits. A trainer will monitor you to make sure that you’re completing your workouts safely.
A Personal Trainer Provides Accountability and Motivation
Personal trainers also hold you accountable. Let’s face it, there are always days when you just don’t feel like doing your workout. But if you have an appointment with your Personal Trainer, you’re less likely to succumb to the call of happy hour!
And then there is the motivating factor. There will be sessions when you’re so tired you feel like you just can’t go on anymore. Sometimes all you need is to hear that encouragement your trainer provides. It’s always easier to do “10 more reps” when there is someone cheering you on!
Member Erika Finucane said, “Accountability is an enormous weak spot for me, and I’m probably the biggest self sabotaging person. It’s the reason I need a trainer in the first place. I would reward myself with bad food after losing a couple of pounds. Elena works with you to not only change your body on the outside, but she gives you the tools and a lot of self confidence to help change the inside as well. Things I never thought I could do, nor would I have ever tried on my own, I am now doing. She gives you the confidence to do things out of your comfort zone and face your fears and insecurities. In return, your mind starts to have these feelings that are powerful and you really can do anything you set your mind too.”
A Personal Trainer Will Help You Set Achievable Goals
The gym is packed around the first of the year with well meaning people with New Year’s Resolutions. One of the reasons they quit is because they give themselves unrealistic short term goals, which ultimately sets them up for failure.
Trainers will help you set and obtain achievable goals. Without a Personal Trainer, you may set goals that don’t make sense. You may even find yourself in the position of being unsure of what your actual goal is, although you do know you need a change!
Progression is the most important thing here. A Personal Trainer can develop a training program starting with smaller goals that progress to larger ones that allow you to reach your ultimate fitness goal.
A Personal Trainer Will Help You See Results Faster
If you’re investing in your health and fitness by hiring a Personal Trainer, then you’re probably pretty serious about getting results. Personal Trainers have the knowledge base to help you achieve results faster than you would on your own. They know which are the best exercises to target specific areas, and they know what combination of exercises will be most advantageous for you in achieving your goals.
They’ll also keep you on track by creating a program that allows for your lifestyle and commitments. While you may not love every exercise your trainer asks you to do, they’re going to take into account what motivates you and what doesn’t. If you hate the bike, then clearly training on a spin bike is not going to hold your interest. It’s definitely important to have that first heart-to-heart with your Personal Trainer before you even get started, because if the training program your trainer creates for you doesn’t fit your way of life, then you’re less likely to stick with it and achieve the results you are looking for.
For more information on our Personal Trainers here at New Milford Fitness & Aquatics Club, visit our Meet Our Trainers page on our website. If you’re interested in working with a Personal Trainer, stop by the Personal Training desk and speak with Sue or Chloe…they can help you find the Personal Trainer that is right for you!
Louis graduated from Castleton University in 2017 with a degree in Exercise Science. He specializes in sports specific training, as well as speed and agility.