We are halfway through the new year and some people have already given up on their new year’s resolutions to become fit and healthy. Some simply lack the discipline needed to continue their exercise regimen; however, others may not know where to start. Don’t become intimidated. A personal trainer will be there to support you and educate you while on the road ahead to becoming a healthier you. Hiring a personal trainer may seem overwhelming, but I can assure you that it will be a good decision. Here are 7 reasons why a personal trainer can be instrumental in helping you to reach your health & fitness goals.
One: Personal Trainers (PT’s) help set realistic goals
Without clear goals, you may not produce the results you want. PT’s allow you to set goals and provide you with the most effective way to reach them.
Two: Personal Trainers provide education about nutrition
Do you really know what foods are good for you? PT’s often introduce food plans that aid in weight loss.
Three: Personal Trainers are great motivators
Motivation is something that you must possess in order to be successful. PT’s will give you the motivation you need while on your fitness journey.
Four: Personal Trainers will help you increase your knowledge of exercise.
Most people don’t know what kinds of exercises will benefit them the most. PT’s are there to instruct and provide an exercise program that helps you understand how your body can be physically sculpted. PT’s will also assess your results and modify your program if needed.
Five: Personal Trainers will hold you accountable
It is common knowledge, that old habits are heard to break. PT’s will hold you accountable to prevent setbacks. However, in the event that you do have a setback, your PT is there to get you right back on track.
Six: Personal Trainers can be life coaches
Once you reach your goal and even while you’re going through the process, you will not be the same mentally. PT’s help to instill the confidence and assurance that you can stay fit on your own and that you can conquer challenges outside of the gym.
Seven: Personal trainers are in great shape
You wouldn’t want an out of shape person trying to help you get in shape would you? PT’s set the example of looking good and feeling good.
Personal trainers are there to support you. If you are considering hiring one, make sure that they are certified and knowledgeable. In my opinion, it is an investment that will yield a great return. Having a personal trainer could make the difference between success and failure.
*Travis McGarr is a certified personal trainer and owner of Starfit Xtreme in Nashville, TN.