Tired of Your Gym Routine? Give Your Workout a Workout
Work with a personal trainer to elevate your fitness
With patio season here, you set a fitness goal – project ‘get buff’. You commit to your goal be developing a workout schedule and buy yourself the trendiest new workout gear and accessories – who works out with old gear? The only problem is getting yourself there and staying on course. Does this sound like a familiar scenario? If it does, it’s because behavior change is a universal struggle.
The truth is, most of us need a little extra motivation at times to make it to the gym and achieve the results we’re after; that’s precisely where personal trainers come into play. In the name of stepping into your big game, let’s look at some of the benefits of working one-on-one with a fitness coach.
TECHNIQUE + PREVENTION
This is a big one. Before you even consider striking up a solid workout regimen, it’s important to make sure you know how to do each exercise safely and effectively. Personal trainers pay attention to your form and technique, activating both your mental and physical muscles with direct cues. Experienced trainers will help you use equipment safely and perform exercises with precision, helping to prevent (and rehabilitate) injuries, focusing on improved balance, posture, flexibility and core strength.
Your personal trainer keeps you accountable, making sure you show up for your workout and that you give 110% each session. You’ve paid a fee, made an appointment and now have the added pressure of disappointing your trainer if you skip out – not that we want to guilt you into working out! More importantly, personal trainers help you create clear and achievable goals, supporting you as you work towards them. One study in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine claimed: “ one-on-one personal training is an effective method for changing attitudes and thereby increasing the amount of physical activity.”  Basically, your trainer is the best (and most educated) gym buddy you could ever ask for.
DEVELOPING A PROGRAM
Working with a trainer not only helps keep you accountable for reaching your fitness targets, they also help you develop a solid and effective workout program that’s customized for you. If you haven’t done cardio in over a year, for example, your personal trainer wouldn’t have you start your routine by running for an hour, 6 days a week. They’d help you to gradually build up your cardiovascular strength over a period of weeks and months. Plus, the more regular your sessions, the easier getting each workout will become – progress!
KNOWLEDGE + EXPERTISE
Your personal trainer is very enthusiastic about keeping current in the health and fitness industry landscape- keeping abreast on what’s trending and the latest methods to help you succeed. In a world where we’re bombarded by new diets and fitness fads on a daily basis, it’s really helpful to have a professional in the industry to help navigate what works and what doesn’t (and why). Your trainer will keep your workouts fresh and dynamic so you don’t hit plateaus and they’ll continually challenge your mind and body with every opportunity.