Choosing a personal trainer doesn’t mean you have no idea about fitness. It doesn’t even mean that you are not motivated enough to do it on your own. Choosing a personal trainer only means that you are taking your training very seriously and that you want to progress in a healthy way, with good exercises that help you work towards your goal, whatever that might be. Here are a few reasons why you should choose a personal trainer.
You Should Choose A Personal Trainer Because…
1. Correct Form
Performing exercises with the proper form is crucial if you want to stay away from injuries, and your personal trainer could give you tips and tricks on the spot to help you improve yours. Maybe you squat and it feels comfortable until you try to add a bit more weight to the bar. Most of us would think that our muscles are just not ready yet, and although that may sometimes be the case, it’s sometimes caused by improper form. If for example your back is not straight enough, you will feel a weird strain when you try to add weight, and though your muscles might be ready for that weight, your posture is what is holding you back.
2. Extra Nudge
Even if you consider yourself a very motivated person, having a bit of an extra nudge on lazy days never hurt anyone. In fact, a few words of encouragement can go a long way, and if you choose a personal trainer who is just your fit, he or she will know what to say to convince you to keep going when you feel like stopping your workout early.
3. Objective View
Your personal trainer could be the one telling you exactly what you need to change in order to reach your goals. If for instance you are working out and eating healthy, and you are not losing weight as much as you would wish, your personal trainer could sit down with you and analyse your meal plan and suggest improvements, even if that meal plan sounded perfect to you. They could also be telling you when you are training too hard (yes, that happens) and when you need to take a break.
4. Accountability Buddy
A personal trainer is, put very simply, another person who you meet with at the gym, and who shows you what exercises to do. Imagine you meet at 8 am, and you just don’t feel like waking up. You’re not going to hit the snooze button and mis this gym session like you might if your trainer wasn’t waiting. That’s because you feel accountable, and you know that it’s disrespectful to make someone get there, and then bail out. So from this point of view choosing a personal trainer is going to help you get out of bed when you don’t feel like it.
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