Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just looking to get into shape, personal training is the answer. Personal trainers are experts in helping clients achieve their goals, as they design a customized program for you to follow. Whether you’re just starting out or need to increase your intensity, there’s no one better suited than a personal trainer. Let’s explore three of the reasons why personal training works so well when it comes to reaching your fitness goals.
Personal training can be a very effective tool to help you reach your fitness goals. One of the reasons is that it helps you set clear, measurable goals. Too many people show up at the gym with good intentions but without actual goals. They jump on some equipment and do some work, but at the end of the day because they don’t have clearly defined goals, they also don’t have a way to define their progress or success, and so it becomes impossible to measure whether or not they’re making any progress in the gym.
A good personal trainer will spend the bulk of your first session getting to know you and your goals. They’ll push past all the standard “tone up” and “trim down” standard-responses to really find out what your motivations and aspirations are to help you clearly define your goals and expectations for the gym.
As they say, you can’t manage what you can’t measure. And if you don’t even know what you’re measuring, then it’s a losing battle before you’ve even begun.
Another reason that personal training is so effective is that it’s highly personalized to your needs and will work to make sure you are reaching your goals. After all, what’s good for the goose, isn’t always necessarily good for the gander.
By focusing on you as an individual, the personal trainer will be able to not only create a program based on your unique goals and circumstances but to modify that program as you go in response to your progress. This continuous audit and adjustment will help to keep you focused, motivated, and efficient in your progress toward your goals.
Maybe the best reason that personal training is such an effective tool is that personal trainers help you create realistic plans that fit into your busy schedule.
The most common reason that people fail to meet their fitness goals is that they fail to make fitness a habit. If you can’t workout 5 days a week and the program you pulled out of Men’s Health magazine calls for that, then you’re stuck. You could spend days, weeks, months, or years finding the pre-designed program that works with your schedule (from when to work out to how to meal-prep to how much sleep and recovery to get to when to hydrate), but wouldn’t it just be easier to hand your trainer your schedule and say, I need you to work around this?
If you can build a program around your life, you’re more likely to stick with it. And as soon as you make fitness a HABIT, it becomes that much more likely that you’ll not only reach your fitness goals but maintain them too!
These are obviously just a few reasons off the tops of our heads why working with a personal trainer is worth the time and investment. So, are you ready to give it a try? At Elevate Fitness your first session is always free so that you can make sure that the trainer is a good fit for you.
Start by deciding what kind of training you want to do by reviewing this outline (scroll down to where it says New Member Personal Training Programs), and then fill out the form below to book your complimentary, no-obligation personal training session!