For many, fitness resolutions for 2020 have already fizzled. They’re not alone – a study at the University of Scranton found that only 8 percent of people fulfill their New Year’s goals, while roughly 80% give up. But here’s something worth considering. If you want to lose weight, build strength, burn fat, or otherwise improve your health, joining a gym probably isn’t the best way to go about it. Instead, you should invest in someone who has the experience to expertly and efficiently guide you through the process. The truth is, hiring a personal trainer will be more effective than joining a gym. Here’s why.
The Cumulative Effect
If you were making a list of pros and cons for joining a gym, you may have pros that include things like group fitness classes, lots of cardio equipment, a sauna, even a pool. But ask yourself whether access to a pool is doing anything to move you closer to the goal that has you joining a gym in the first place. Opting to invest in a personal trainer, on the other hand, brings you myriad benefits that will move you ever closer to your fitness goals:
- Accountability – It’s easy to skip a workout when no one is expecting you to show up. Scheduling workouts with a trainer means you automatically begin to prioritize those sessions. And the importance of consistency in fitness cannot be overrated.
- An Actual Plan – Moving aimlessly through the gym isn’t wildly efficient. But a trainer will create a personalized road map to success. Your workouts are created with a methodology that is designed to keep you progressing, and that’s what yields results.
- Fun (Yes, Really) – A good personal trainer will challenge you to the point you actually enjoy your workouts. Too many people find the idea of exercise off putting and boring, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
The Last Word
Whether you join a gym or hire a trainer, you’re still spending money. And before you assume a personal trainer is way too expensive, take the time to price out your options. Here at Framework Personal Training in Reno, we train clients in our by-appointment studio. That means you enjoy a private environment in which to work out, in addition to a customized plan that has been created solely with your goals in mind, with the direction and attention of a certified trainer to help you reach them. That’s a lot of bang for your buck.
The best way to decide whether a personal trainer or a gym membership is best for your needs is by being clear on what you’re trying to achieve. Any exercise is better than no exercise, but a trainer is going to move you more efficiently and effectively down the path to your fitness goals – full stop. Schedule a free consultation now to learn more.