Accountability is a buzz word in the world of fitness, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. Accountability is what keeps you training, even when you don’t feel like it. It’s one of the simplest ways to reach your fitness goals faster, and it can take the form of a friend or a training partner. But the best kind of accountability partner is usually a personal trainer.
The Accountability Partner
The personal trainers here at Framework Personal Training in Reno are all experienced and credentialed. But their knowledge can’t benefit their clients if those clients don’t follow their fitness plans. There are no results with work, and consistency is a critical component to success. Motivation on its own only gets you so far. At some point, motivation x tends to peter out, and without accountability and good habits to fall back on, it’s easy to start losing momentum.
If you’re the type of person who feels comfortable navigating the gym solo and debates the value of a personal trainer, ask yourself these questions:
- Am I making steady progress to my goals? How am I measuring my progress?
- What’s getting in the way of meeting my goals?
- How often am I skipping workouts or “treating” myself when it comes to nutrition?
The answers will very quickly tell you a lot about your current strategy. It’s a good way to decide whether an accountability partner – and specifically a personal trainer – will be an asset for you.
Partnering with a Trainer
Studies show that having a workout buddy, be it a training partner, an accountability partner or a personal trainer, is the key to staying motivated and on track. Consistency is the cornerstone of a fitness approach that will get you results.
It’s a natural impulse to give up when we have nothing invested. That’s why accountability – someone expecting you to show up – plays such a big role in success. An actual investment can be a savvy decision for people too, because they’re more likely to show up and work hard when you’re paying your trainer for his or her time. Try to understand what motivates you personally, and use that as a guide when it comes to choosing a trainer or just a training partner.
Turning to a Pro
Recognizing that you may be better served by partnering with a professional who can hold you accountable for reaching your fitness goals is a good thing. Step two is deciding whether you have something in your life now who can fill that role, or if you should hire one. If a trainer sounds like the best choice, we’d love to help you out. Learn more about the trainers here at Framework, and contact us now to schedule a visit to our private gym on Lakeside Drive.