FIVE SIGNS YOU NEED A PERSONAL TRAINER
Feeling like a hamster on a workout wheel that’s going nowhere? Or maybe you’re hungry for knowledge about your body, health and fitness. Then it’s time to stop flying solo and think about putting a personal trainer in the picture. Here are five sure signs it’s time to make the call now.
1. You’re not getting results.
You’ve been working your butt off on the treadmill, and sticking to the same routine that worked a charm six months ago…but not anymore. Why? Because you haven’t moved on.
Whenever you start a new activity, your body responds to the change in routine. Which typically means you’ll see results pretty quickly. But it’s not long before you’re body works out a way to adjust to the change, gets better at dealing with it, and the results stop coming. In other words, you hit a plateau and feel like you’re going nowhere. The question is, what now?
Rather than throwing in the towel (like a lot of serial gym-quitters do at this point), go get some advice from a professional – a personal trainer. They’ll take the time to get to you know you, your goals and lifestyle and will create a workout that gets you fit, and keeps you fit.
2. You’ve lost that loving feeling.
There’s nothing worse than falling out of love with your workouts and losing momentum. But boredom is probably one of the biggest reasons people give up on their goals to live a healthier life. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Getting a personal trainer on side will help you stay focused on your end goals. They’ll keep things interesting by planning your workouts, which means you’ll not only get your motivation back, you’ll be more likely to keep it.
3. Your health depends on it.
If you or someone you know has a health scare, it can be a wake-up call to think seriously about things like diet and exercise. But it’s one thing knowing you have to do something about it, and another actually knowing what to do.
Showing up to a gym for the first time in years (or ever) can be really daunting. But having someone on your side to help ease you into a programme can make all the difference. A personal trainer isn’t someone who only stands on the side-lines and makes you sweat. As well as experts in fitness, they know their stuff about health and nutrition, too. Which means they can work with you to create a programme that ticks all the boxes and gets you to where you need to be health-wise.
4. You don’t know where to begin.
If you’re new to working out – especially in a gym environment – starting out can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. It can be tempting to dive in, expecting to bust all the moves you’ve seen other people do. But the reality is, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you could end up injuring yourself before you’ve even started.
Having a good trainer will help you make a smooth transition into exercising. And most of all, will teach you a thing or two about how to work out safely. They’ll give you feedback on your progress, know when to push you further, and give you the confidence to eventually go out on your own to live a fit and healthy lifestyle.
5. You want to learn.
When it comes to your body, health and wellbeing, you can never stop learning. Our bodies are so complex and science is always telling us more and more about what’s good and not so good for us. If anyone knows about all the latest information, trends and developments in health and fitness, it’s a personal trainer.
If your goal is to know more about the science behind getting your body into shape, how and why working out a certain way is better for you than others, and how to apply this knowledge to your own exercise regime, getting a personal trainer is a great idea. You’ll not only learn about the right way to exercise safely, but how to get the most out of your sessions to achieve the best short term and long term results.
Rather than losing momentum or feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of starting something new, don’t go it alone. Get a personal trainer on your side and take control of your fitness. Because if you don’t, nobody will.
– Team Anarchy45