We’ve written about this topic before, but we’re revisiting it today from another perspective. If your goal is to lose weight, improve health, build strength, or any variation of that theme, you’re better off hiring a trainer – not just joining a gym. Here’s why.
On the surface, it may seem that joining a gym gets you more bang for your buck. After all, there are the amenities that accompany many gyms in town – things like group fitness classes, a sauna or maybe a pool. Sounds appealing, right? The best way to make the right decision for you about a gym or a trainer is by considering your goal.
Do you want to improve fitness, lose weight, build strength or otherwise make a change to your health? How important is access to a pool, and the ability to switch between group classes and weights? How important is access to someone with the experience and credentials to help you reach your fitness goals?
In both scenarios, you’re spending money. But when you invest in a personal trainer, you get a extra benefits (though access to a pool probably isn’t one of them).
- Accountability – When you schedule workouts with a trainer, you’re more likely to prioritize them. It’s a lot easier to skip a workout when no one is waiting for you to show up.
- A roadmap to success – Instead of moving through your workout randomly, a trainer has a specific plan in mind. Your personal trainer isn’t guessing – there’s a methodology in place designed to move you from point A to point B.
- Fun – Training with someone else is more fun, full stop. A trainer will keep things fresh and challenging.
If a trainer seems cost-prohibitive, we suggest pricing it out. At Framework, we train clients right here in our facility. That means you’re paying for a private environment in which to train, a customized plan that has been created specifically for you and your goals, and a professional trainer who will help you reach them.
When it comes down to choosing between a gym and a trainer, keep in mind what you’re hoping to get from either. Any exercise is better than no exercise, certainly, but if you’re serious about changing your health and your physique, a personal trainer will help you do it much faster than a gym membership. We invite you to schedule a free consultation now to learn more.