The New Year has arrived, and it is time to get started or back into the routine of working out and staying fit so that those New Year’s resolutions don’t go to waste.
You want to make sure that you are getting the results you deserve after putting in the effort, but you seem to be having a hard time finding the right exercises and program that works for you. As you start to consider your options, we recommend that it might just be time for a personal trainer.
We understand your hesitancy. We know that taking the next step and finding someone that can help you in your journey can seem daunting. But we are here to help.
People hire personal trainers for a variety of reasons. A personal trainer can be a terrific resource if you want to design a tailored program to support weight-loss goals, get in shape, or if you feel that you’d benefit from more accountability or instruction during a workout.
What is a personal trainer and why do I need one?
A certified personal trainer is someone who has received training in the development and implementation of safe and effective workout programs for their clients. In other words, they will assist you in working out and making other lifestyle modifications to achieve your fitness objective.
It might be scary to walk into a gym for the first time. It’s going into a place that feels unfamiliar and a lot of people who appear to be at ease because they seem to understand what they are doing, and you have entered in a world that appears entirely foreign to you. Where do you even begin? Well, having someone to talk to, to teach you ways to do or not do certain exercises, and cut down some of the mystery while working out can help you on your way to becoming comfortable and getting results at the gym.
5 Benefits of Having a Personal Trainer
#1 – An increase in accountability.
Let’s be honest. Lots of us have a hard time with holding ourselves accountable when it comes to regular exercise and keeping in shape. Whether we are making excuses to stay out of the gym, have a hard time maximizing our efforts in hopes to conserve energy, or just flat out don’t want to go to the gym, it can be hard to make sure you are holding yourself accountable.
That is the benefit of a personal trainer. Not only will they hold you accountable in the gym, but they are hired professionals that will keep you eating healthy, staying mentally strong, and set you up for success.
One of the most difficult aspects of sticking to a fitness plan is actually executing the routines and doing them regularly.
Working with a personal trainer will provide you with the push you need to get your workout in — whether in person or electronically — not just during your meetings, but also at least multiple other times throughout the week.
You may also discover that working with a trainer motivates you to work harder than working alone. It is harder to stay at home and lounge around when you know that your trainer is expecting you.
#2 – Understanding the Body and How to Work Out Properly
Trying to find out how to utilize weights, weight machines, or certain techniques can be difficult, and there are always risks involved. A personal trainer can help you prevent injuring yourself.
Anyone can sustain a workout injury. Over half of the participants in research on the prevalence of sport/exercise-related injuries in non-elite sports reported suffering an exercise-related injury.
A personal trainer’s responsibility includes ensuring that you are adopting best practices to protect yourself, which includes anything from stretching to form and technique.
A personal trainer can also help you utilize your energy and get the most out of the exercises that you are doing. You can feel that you are focused on the right part of the body and what is best for you.
#3 – Goal Setting
Have you ever set a lofty health and fitness goal, such as losing 20 pounds or training for a marathon, only to fall short of it? Perhaps you’re not in the habit of establishing goals at all and could benefit from some direction.
A personal trainer is someone that can keep you hitting your goals and they can help set out a plan that keeps you on pace to hit each of the benchmarks. You might not have goals, but these professionals can help you identify spots where you can work to and the best way to reach those goals.
Part of goal setting is understanding the timeline to achieve what you want and that is something a personal trainer can do as well. While pushing yourself is part of the journey, it can be dangerous to go beyond your limits and hurting yourself in the process.
#4 – Getting A Plan That Works for You
There are moments in your exercise journey where your different exercises and routines are stale. You might be looking for more or different ways to exercise various parts of the body, but you just don’t understand how to focus on these parts because you are not educated enough on the subject to know how to switch it up.
A personal trainer will get you a workout routine, with exercises you probably didn’t know existed, and set you up with different ways to look at exercising that will help you maximize each of your sessions.
The personalized attention you get from having a personal trainer can help should you have issues when working out, recovering from injury, or just have general questions about what or why you are completing certain workouts and exercises. Having someone that is an expert in this field can help you stay in the gym and avoid injury.
#5 – Mental Health Focus
One of the main reasons to hire a personal trainer is to help you improve not only physically, but mentally.
Personal trainers may assist you with a variety of facets of your mental health.
Exercise improves mood and cognitive performance overall by increasing blood circulation to the brain. Working with a trainer on a regular basis will allow you to gain these benefits.
A skilled personal trainer will also be interested in your life — your family, your profession, your difficulties — and even serve as a person to be there for you. It’s a fantastic feeling to know that someone is supporting you not only in the gym but also outside of it.
Want to see how having a personal trainer benefits you to start 2023?
If you want to get yourself sports ready or are wanting to keep your body fit and healthy, then you would be perfect for our Free 60 minute personal training session.
To find out how how we can help you lose body fat, get stronger, and improve your fitness, arrange a free 60 minute personal training session by completing our online contact form in under 30 seconds or call our friendly team on (425) 252-3908.
Unsure whether we are right for you?
We understand that you may not have worked with a personal trainer before and be unsure whether it’s going to help you lose weight and get in shape.
If so, check out this review from K J Wright, Linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks:
“Can’t thank SPT enough for getting my body back strong! They understand how to be smart and work hard at the same time! Awesome group to work with”
Our team were able to help KJ, and we can help you too!
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