You’ve decided you want to make a change and start investing in your body and health, so is the next step to get a personal trainer? Do you learn on your own? Do you try random exercises? With the array of information available via social media, it can get quite confusing when it comes to training.
What exercises do you do? How long do you train? How many days do you train? These are all common questions many people have when they first start training, all questions a personal trainer can answer for you. Simply put, you may rely on professionals to take care of your house, your cars, your lawn, etc. so why not rely on a professional to assist you in taking care of the single most important thing, your health? A trainer isn’t someone who yells at you to do 50 burpees, and if that’s the case, you should probably find a new trainer.
Here are 5 reasons you should use a personal trainer:
Safety and Efficiency
It’s simple to walk into a gym and start picking up weights and moving them, but can you do it safely and properly? Unfortunately, many people in the gym are not properly performing exercises leaving them susceptible to injuries. When working with a personal trainer, you’ll learn how to properly perform exercises both to maximize your training and to avoid injuries.
Also, everyone has different goals, different schedules, etc. so what may work for one person may not work for you. A personal trainer will help maximize the time you spend training and make sure you’re being most efficient with your time to reach your goals. Too many people waste their time in the gym spinning their wheels because they’re not quite sure how to approach their training.
Furthermore, there is no one exercise that you absolutely need to be performing. Many people see something done online and assume they NEED to do it to reach their goals. That’s not the case. Everyone is a unique case when it comes to fitness a trainer will keep you safe because they’ll take into account your fitness level, exercise history, and any injuries to work you out safely.
A trainer will teach you the basics and how to workout. Like anything we do in life, I believe it’s important to understand WHY we’re doing something. The reason behind performing a task is important, especially in the gym. Many people hire a personal trainer to help guide them and teach them what they should be doing to reach their goals, so in the future, they’re able to continue to workout at home or in a gym by themselves. Some people have more disposable income and see the value of having a trainer and they may have one for years.
Hiring a personal trainer can help teach you why you’re performing a certain exercise, why you may need to scale back your intensity, or why you need to make sure you’re getting enough sleep, etc.
Many people are scared to step into a gym because they don’t know what they’re doing, they have no confidence in their abilities. Working with a personal trainer can help you build confidence and show you that you’re capable of doing anything. What you once thought was impossible, has now become your normal routine. Personal trainers can help you step outside your comfort zone and help you grow both physically and mentally. Since your trainer will educate you on how to exercise you won’t be afraid to step into the gym or workout on your own.
Hold You Accountable
Sometimes relying on other people to hold you accountable ensures that you don’t skip out on your training sessions no matter how badly you want to. Having scheduled personal training sessions will help you stick to a routine and schedule, holding you accountable to show up and put in the work you promised yourself you’d do. A personal trainer isn’t just a friend who may sometimes hold you accountable and other times let you skip your workouts. A great trainer will hold you accountable, encourage you, and schedule you for weekly appointments that will help you stay on track.
Many people don’t fully understand how to set proper goals. Personal trainers are educated on how to help you set a S.M.A.R.T. goal which stands for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely. Those goals should be based on your exercise history, injuries fitness level, etc.
A personal trainer can help you set goals that are appropriate and reachable for you, something many people may struggle with. Sure you want to get ripped, or strong, or a big butt, but how do you get there?
Most people have no plan or goals when going to the gym, they might lift random weights, do a few random exercises, run a mile or so then become frustrated when they aren’t seeing results.
However, working with a personal trainer to structure proper goals and a plan will help ensure you reach your full fitness potential. At Repke Fitness we like to teach our clients how to exercise if their goal is to go off on their own. We also assign exercise “homework” to keep you accountable on days you are not training.
If you need some assistance or direction when it comes to your training, reach out to our team of educated and experienced trainers at 410-656-2121.
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