• Teresa Labrecque

Top 10 Reasons to Have a Personal Fitness Trainer

Working out can be intimidating! It’s normal to have fitness goals but not know how to achieve them. Many individuals approach working out as a task or chore to do. Just another item to check off your to-do list. But having a haphazard approach will often generate poor results. A Personal Trainer can help you overcome obstacles, reach your fitness goals and push through plateaus. Read below to learn about the top 10 benefits of having a Personal Trainer!

1. Accountability & Motivation

Often the biggest struggle we face in exercise adherence is simply getting ourselves to the gym! It is easy to fall off the wagon when nobody is holding you accountable. Regardless of the reasons, finding the motivation to work out can be difficult. Enter in the Personal Trainer! You might as well say goodbye to the excuses of “I’ll do it tomorrow” or “I’m too tired.” A Personal Trainer will be critical in helping you follow through with your commitment to your goals and creating CONSISTENCY, and ultimately results. You are far more likely to get to the gym when someone is waiting for you!

2. Education

Personal Trainers are experts at teaching others how to exercise. Being educated in how to exercise safely and efficiently is key for reducing risk of injury and maximizing effectiveness. If you are new to exercise or find some movements painful, it is worth hiring a Personal Trainer to create a perfect routine to help you achieve your goals and teach you everything you need to know about working out.

3. Personalized Program

Have you been doing the same workout for several months but not seeing results? It’s likely you are not doing the most effective workout to help you reach your fitness goals. A skilled Personal Trainer will work with you to build an individualized training program based on your needs, goals, strengths, limitations, and health conditions. Every exercise you do will be specifically chosen to help you achieve your desired results!

4. Variety & Fun!

So many people get bored with their gym routine and start finding reasons not to go. Performing the same boring exercises on the same boring machines in the same boring order is painfully dull and enough to put anyone to sleep.

Keep it interesting by hiring a Personal Trainer! Give yourself the gift of putting the creation of the workouts in the hands of the professional. A great trainer can make exercising both fun and effective by providing inspiration, guidance, and engaging new workouts that challenge your body and mind.

5. Setting Realistic & Specific Goals

Everyone wants to achieve their goals, whether it’s to become a lean machine, have those cheese-grater abs, or be as strong as Hercules. But sometimes those goals are not realistic or achievable. And if you don’t achieve them you may become discouraged and stop trying altogether.

A Personal Trainer will help you set realistic goals that you can actually achieve (if you put the work in, of course) AND help you stay on track with your personal goals.

6. Lose Fat and Gain Muscle

The number one reason why people hire Personal Trainers is… You guessed it… To lose weight and develop muscle definition. Why? Because it works! If you made a goal to lose fat and/or build muscle, hiring a knowledgeable Personal Trainer will fast-track you towards achieving your goals and seeing results!

Most people start on their fitness journey to lose fat, gain muscle, and/or build strength. But many don’t know how to actually achieve that! Often times, people spend too much time on the cardio machines and not enough time strength training. Your Personal Trainer can help you strike the right balance in exercise selection to help you lose fat and build lean muscle.

7. Maximize Results

Some people go to the gym with no plan or purpose. They drift around, moving from one piece of equipment to another or wind up on the cardio machines for 30+ minutes. You will not reach your goals with this approach. A Personal Trainer will help you maximize results by giving you guidance and direction with your workouts, ensuring you spend your time performing the right exercises with the proper equipment.

8. Confidence

If you ultimately want to learn how to workout on your own without relying on a trainer, hiring a proficient Personal Trainer for a few months may be all that you need. In that time, you will learn the basics of strength training and fitness programming to help you safely achieve optimal results. You will develop the confidence to walk into any gym and have a solid workout!

9. Training with Medical Conditions

Regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do to prevent or help manage many chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and osteoporosis. However, exercising with health conditions can require additional precautions and considerations. An experienced and knowledgeable Personal Trainer will design programs that address the special needs of these conditions. Why not have the benefits of both a Registered Nurse and Personal Trainer on your team?!

10. Establish Life-Long Healthy Habits

Your Personal Trainer is much more than a fitness coach. Not only do they care about your physical health, but also your overall well-being. Trainers can help you improve your nutrition, sleep, and stress levels by helping you create positive lifestyle habits. It can take weeks or months to build healthy habits into your lifestyle... and it can take even longer to break old “bad” ones. It is common for people to feel overwhelmed when trying to make lifestyle changes, but having a skilled Personal Trainer can encourage you in the right direction and give you that daily/weekly/monthly support that you need to make a change.

Having a Personal Trainer may be one of the best investments you can make for your overall health! Sign up today for a complimentary consultation and begin your fitness journey with Anchored Lifestyles. Good luck and happy training!

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