I’m often asked about the benefits of hiring a personal trainer by new clients or those that are interested in starting our program but haven’t been sold on the idea of it yet. Of course, I’m definitely convinced that trainers help tremendously, or I wouldn’t have chosen this occupation. The most obvious reason is that you’re held accountable when you use the services of a personal trainer. Just like you’re more apt to go to an appointment of any kind, the appointment with the trainer is an extra incentive to go to the gym. If you don’t show, someone knows. It’s not like being on your own where people have no idea whether you worked out that day or not.
Trainers are especially good for people that have no idea where to start.
There are so many conflicting articles on the internet about the absolute best diet and best workout that’s sure to help you shed tons of weight. Unfortunately, some of these aren’t back by science and some of those diets, the fad diets like the cabbage diet, have little or no validity for long term use. As a trainer, I spent long hours learning everything about fitness and healthy eating. I still continue to do so, because every day something new is learned on how to stay fitter and healthier. I read, absorb the good information and discard the trash, so I can offer the most up-to-date information that will help my clients get fitter faster. Using a trainer takes the guess work out of fitness. I do all the studying so you don’t have to do it.
You’ll get a personalized plan from a trainer.
It doesn’t matter whether you could enter a Ms. or Mr. Universe contest or barely workout by pressing the remote buttons, you’ll have a plan that is geared to your needs, level of fitness and goals. If you have a health issue, let me know. Make sure you alert your physician of your plans for exercise to make sure it’s okay first. If the condition requires me to modify a workout, it’s never a problem. You’ll always be working toward peak performance, but never beyond your capacity.
I won’t give you a diet, but I will teach you how to eat healthier.
Eating healthy helps you lose weight but it’s not a diet. That’s because diets don’t work. They always end, either in success or failure. Then you go back to old eating habits that packed on the pounds in the first place. Learning to eat healthier is a lifestyle change that means you’ll never have to diet again. You’ll learn how to substitute one food for another or make the best choices when you’re out to eat. You’ll be amazed at how delicious healthy food can taste and how you’re never feeling hungry or deprived. If you have a favorite high calorie food, you don’t have to live without it. Just eat it less frequently and in smaller portions.
- As a trainer, I make sure that you learn the right way to do each exercise. Not only does it boost the benefits of the exercise, it helps minimize injuries.
- You’ll always be working toward your top performance. As you workout, the exercises will become easier. That’s because your fitness level has increased. That’s when I change the workout to match your new fitness level.
- You’ll never get bored working out with a trainer. We constantly change your workout, not only to avoid boredom, but also to avoid plateauing, which can occur when your workout doesn’t change.
- Whenever I find something new that improves my client’s health, I’m ready to use it. For instance, the cryotherapy at LI Live is one example.