I’ve talked about when you should hire a Personal Trainer. Now, let’s look at what exactly a Personal Trainer can do for you.
Here are the 6 main things a Personal Trainer will do for you . . .
1. Keep You Safe
The first rule of any good exercise program is: don’t hurt yourself. By showing you the proper way to do the exercises, monitoring you and giving you feedback, a trainer will keep you from injuring yourself and keep you progressing.
2. Keep You Motivated
After a safe workout, the most important thing a Trainer gives you is motivation. Simply paying for the service and committing to a workout schedule is a great start. Then, during the workouts, your trainer will encourage you and make sure you get the most out of the workout.
3. Make You Accountable
All trainees need to be accountable to someone. Your Trainer will make sure you follow through with your program. This accountability is what will keep you showing up for your workouts even on days when you don’t feel like it.
4. Develop A Custom Program For You
Whether you are new at exercise or an experienced gym rat, a trainer can give you a program that is designed to achieve your particular goals. No two people are the same. Therefore every workout plan should be tailored to the individual, to account for age, starting physical condition and goals.
5. Give You Knowledge
Of course, you have to know how to use the various cardio machines and strength training apparatuses safely and effectively. While teaching your these things, a good Trainer will also teach you about your body and your muscles. Most people know more about how their car works than their body does! If you’re one of them, your Trainer will solve that problem.
6. Teach You How To Go It Alone
Some people work with their trainers for years because they are getting results. Others want to learn how to design their own routines so they don’t need a Personal Trainer for that long. For them, the answer is to work with a Trainer for a few months to learn the basics of building and modifying a fitness program and then to check in periodically to make sure they are staying on track.
Next, in the final article in this 3-article series, we’re going to look at the critical issue of how to select the right Personal Trainer.