Why You Should Hire a Trainer
A good trainer (yes, there are bad trainers but that will be discussed in a different article) is one of the most important investments you can make for your personal fitness. Personal trainers are now required to hold an accredited certification through number of organizations such as, NSCA, NASM, or ACSM. It is important to look for a trainer with these certifications because they are required to hold a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or a comparable study to take the certification test. Personal Trainers with these qualifications put them ahead of the field when comparing competition. A good trainer can shorten the exercise learning curve if you’re new to exercising, keep you safe, provide structure to your training, hold you accountable, and help you make progress more quickly than you could on your own.
Many people want to get in shape, but don’t know where to start. “Should I lift weights or use machines? Should I do cardio? How many sets should I do, and should I do high reps or low reps? How can I tell if my form is correct? How many days per week should I go to the gym?” These are all common questions someone might have before beginning exercise. Hiring a personal trainer can take out all of the guesswork for you. They will be able to help guide you and demonstrate any exercises being done and why you are doing them. Your personal trainer will also be able to generate proper progressions through sets and reps as you switch between different phases of training.
Personal trainers are also great for keeping you accountable and providing structure to your training. Maybe when you work out by yourself, you allow for some slacking off when movements gets hard or heavy. Maybe you skip “leg day” and tell yourself that you will do it tomorrow. Maybe when you go to the gym you do the exercises you like to normally perform and don’t really have as set, structured plan. A personal trainer can solve all of these problems. A trainer will push you and not allow you to give up when a workout gets tough, and they won’t let you skip workouts just because you don’t feel like doing them. They will have a structured plan laid out to lead you towards your goals, and they will keep you accountable every step of the way.
Money spent on a personal trainer is money spent on an expert’s guidance, which is money well spent. Regardless of whether you’re a total beginner or you’ve been training for a few years on your own, you will definitely benefit from the knowledge and structure a personal trainer can provide to your workout routine. If you are serious about reaching your fitness goals, hiring a trainer should be at the top of your priority list.
A good trainer can shorten the exercise learning curve if you’re new to exercising.
Proper instruction will keep you safe while performing each exercise.
Providing structure to your training will help you progress more quickly and stall any plateaus
Trainers will hold you accountable with not only your fitness, but also your eating habits.
Hiring a personal trainer can take out all of the guesswork for you. This will save you time and needless frustration. No more sifting through hours of internet articles to determine the best plan. Your trainer will take care of that.
A trainer will push you and not allow you to give up when a workout gets tough, and they won’t let you skip workouts just because you don’t feel like doing them.
Money spent on a personal trainer is money spent on an expert’s guidance and master’s education, which is money well spent.
If you are serious about reaching your fitness goals, hiring a trainer should be at the top of your priority list.