For years, personal trainers were something for celebrities and athletes. These days, more people seem to have personal trainers than not. And it makes sense – if you’re working out anyway, why not get professional support and guidance to make the most of the time you spend training? But there’s more to it than that. Here’s why a personal trainer is almost always worth the investment.
Today’s personal trainers are completely focused on the needs and goals of the individual client. They create health and lifestyle plans that are unique to you today and to where you want to go. When you meet a trainer for the first time, he or she is assessing things like strength and flexibility, asking questions and listening carefully to your answers. This is done so the trainer can devise a program that is built around you as an individual. The plan should factor for nutrition, old injuries, injury prevention and rehabilitation as necessary.
But it doesn’t end there. Just like you change and adapt and grow, so should your program. Not only will it keep you from plateauing, it will keep things fresh and interesting.
A personal trainer is like the very best training partner. You enjoy the accountability that comes from someone expecting you to show up for workouts, but you also benefit from their expertise and knowledge. And here’s the best part. The focus is entirely on you, your goals and your progress.
A personal trainer is worth the investment you spend in dollars and time when his focus, experience and direction come to fruition. And how do you know when that’s happened? It’s personal – maybe it’s because you can finally run a mile in fewer than eight minutes, or because you fit into a certain pair of jeans again, or because that persistent low back pain has disappeared. Maybe it’s because you aren’t intimidated to walk into a gym anymore, or you’re feeling better than you have in years.
The good news is that it won’t take long. It’s amazing how much progress can be made when you combine proper nutrition with effective, consistent movement. If you’ve been considering a personal trainer, we welcome your questions.