There are a handful of reasons people tend to shy away from working with a personal trainer. Some are intimidated by the idea of it and even more aren’t sure if it’s worth the money. Fortunately, the best trainers out there love meeting new people and helping them achieve their goals. With that being said, I wanted to create a short list of reasons why you might want to consider working with a trainer.
You’re not seeing results doing what you’ve been doing
If you’ve been working out for a couple weeks or a couple months and you’re not seeing the results you’re looking for, a personal trainer can be a great resource. Having a third party take a look at your routine and goals can go a long way in helping see the change you’re looking for.
You don’t know where to start
Cardio, weight training, flexibility…it can get overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. Thankfully, this is where a trainer will be your biggest asset. He can assess the level of fitness you bring to the table as well as your goals to help create a program specifically for you.
You’re bored with what you’ve been doing
People who have been exercising regularly for quite some time tend to forget that a trainer can benefit them as well. In fact, breaking up the monotony of a stale routine can be just what is needed to reinvigorate their passion for living a healthy lifestyle.
You have a hard time challenging yourself to do more
Motivation is a tricky thing - just making it to the gym can be an accomplishment at times. So when you feel like you’re just going through the motions, it might be time to bring in a trainer that can help get you excited to be in the gym again.
You want to learn how to exercise on your own
Too many people believe that once you work with a trainer, you’ll always have to work with a trainer. This is definitely not the case. Share your goal with your trainer and let him know you want them to help you get started. A great trainer will be more than happy to help you get there.
You just finished physical therapy
Many times, rehabilitating an injury motivates participants to continue improving their health after they’re cleared to resume normal daily activities. Starting work with a personal trainer can be a great way to pick up where you and your PT left off.
You’re training for a sport or event
This is perhaps the most obvious reason to work with a trainer. Maybe you’re looking to tackle a 10k in a few months or you want to improve your performance on the basketball court. Whatever the goal, a personal trainer can create a plan for you.
You want to learn routines you can do at home
Sometimes the biggest hurdle to improving your health can be that you can’t find the time to get to a gym. So why not work with a trainer who can come to you? Whether you’re looking for in-home training sessions or you want a trainer to meet you on-location at the gym in your building, this can be a great way to get the ball rolling.
If any of these reasons hit home for you, we would love to hear from you.
Founder & CEO