If you are one of the people who make excuses for not exercising, then maybe it is time to try a new approach – a personal trainer. These exercise professionals will look at why you have not succeeded in the past, and will come up with a fitness regime that will help you achieve what you want to achieve.
If any of the following apply to you, then hiring a personal trainer is a step that you should seriously consider …
– You struggle to motivate yourself to exercise 5 days a week.
– You are bored of doing the same exercises over and over again.
– You are uncomfortable exercising at gyms, fitness centers or health clubs.
– You do not know how to use exercise equipment.
– You are recovering from illness or injury, and are not sure what exercise you can safely do, or at what intensity.
– You are training for a specific event, such as a marathon, triathlon, or even a fun run.
If you are still unconvinced that you need a personal trainer, maybe that is because you are unsure what exactly it is that they do. First of all, forget the myth that personal trainers are like gym teachers, or army drill sergeants, as that is not the case at all. Any personal trainer who acted in that way would not be in business for long.
See a personal trainer as an exercise buddy, someone who will be there to give you moral support when the going gets tough. Of course, they give you more than just that, but that is essentially what they are, a friend, not a teacher. In addition to moral support, you can also expect them to do the following …
– Set measurable and achievable goals for you to achieve.
– Create a fitness plan based upon your experience, abilities and potential.
– Introduce you to exercises and fitness equipment that you have not learned about before.
– Give you feedback on how to improve your technique for the exercises that do you do already know.
– Ensure that you are pushing your body at a level that is safe for you.