Trainers Gonna Train
It’s safe to say that the average American has average knowledge when it comes to working out. Whether you are exercising to shed pounds, get toned, or simply to improve your overall health, a lot factors into achieving your desired results; how often you work out, what type of exercise you do, how hard you work, how effectively you execute each move, the list goes on.
While you can find a plethora of information on the internet, there are some things that Google just can’t do for you, and they may be the things that make or break your quest for physical fitness. But we have good news. There’s an entire career field dedicated to helping people achieve their fitness goals. In case you’ve never considered the benefits of working out with a trainer, we’ve done the legwork for you.
Trainers provide accountability and motivation
Have you ever showed up for a dinner date or meeting only to be left sitting alone because the other person forgot, or just didn’t feel like coming? No one wants to be that person that doesn’t show up when someone is counting on them. A trainer’s job is to keep you motivated and hold you accountable for showing up to work out. Sure, you can get this accountability from a dedicated friend who works out with you, but your trainer has an actual vested interest in seeing that you show up and complete your workout.
Trainers provide expertise
A good trainer will watch closely to ensure that you are doing the exercises properly to maximize your result and target the intended muscle group. You definitely can’t get that from a YouTube video. Even if you watch yourself in a mirror when you work out, you can’t see yourself from all sides and angles. A trainer’s watchful eye can increase the effectiveness of your workout and help prevent injury. Which brings us to our next point…
Trainers can reduce the possibility of injury
An injury can derail a workout program, both mentally and physically. A good trainer will help you to do exercises properly so that you won’t injure yourself. And if you’ve experienced injury in the past, a trainer will push you harder than you will push yourself, but keep you from rushing ahead too quickly at the risk of reinjuring yourself.
Trainers tailor workouts to suit your needs
If you have difficulty executing certain moves, or you have an injury to work around, a trainer can give you an alternate, equally effective, exercise to perform. The repetitions, weights used, and effectiveness of movements will vary wildly over time as your fitness level improves. A good trainer will modify your workout to accommodate your changing fitness needs.
Trainers help you identify and reach goals
People often set large goals that can seem totally overwhelming, such as, “lose 60 pounds.” A trainer can help you break those large goals down into smaller, more easily digestible ones and customize a workout plan to help you achieve them. Additionally, a good trainer knows how to push you beyond your comfort zone and help you avoid the dreaded plateau on your way to reaching your goals.