About Author: Coach Petro is Flex5 co-founder and a strong advocate of a Holistic Approach to health and wellness. He spent 10+ years in finance, while combining it with his lifelong passion for fitness and empowering clients to transform their lives one day at a time. He holds CFA, FRM, ACSM CPT and AADP CHHC designations. You can read his full bio here.
There was a time when personal trainers were the domain of celebrities and well-heeled gym patrons. Fortunately, times have changed and personal trainers have become accessible and affordable to anyone wanting to get in shape.
But you may still wonder: why do I need to spend on a personal trainer, when I can just work out myself? In this blog, I’ve got 10 reasons that can transform your life!
REASON 1: YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER IS YOUR GUIDE
Bad training habits are extremely hard to get out of. A personal trainer will train you the right way from the start. That prevents you from developing any unsafe movement patterns that, over time, can lead to chronic injury.
Your back, knees and shoulder joints will be forever grateful!
REASON 2: YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER IS A PERSON TO ANSWER TO
It’s easy to blow off your workout – or your diet – when you’ve got no-one to answer to. But when you have someone waiting for you, it gives you that extra kick in the butt to get out of bed and get moving.
In addition, you’ll have to explain your eating binges to your trainer. This provides you with a powerful motivator to keep it clean.
REASON 3: YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER CAN HELP YOU OVERCOME INJURY
A personal trainer can give you the expert advice and guidance you need when coming back from an injury. Your trainer will give you the training protocol that you need to build up strength around the injury and improve your mobility.
Disclaimer: make sure your personal trainer has the right certification to work with your type of injury. Don’t be afraid to ask for his/her license number and/or copy of their certification. I will share 10 Things To Consider When Hiring A Personal Trainer in next week’s blog.
REASON 4: YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER WILL MOTIVATE YOU TO PERFORM
When you’re on your own, it’s hard to maintain the intensity you need to make progressive improvement. Your energy level will fluctuate and, at times, you’ll end up just going through the motions. That is when a personal trainer comes into her own.
Your trainer is there to get and keep you pumped up so that every workout will be your best workout. A good trainer will work with your personal drivers to get the best out of you.
REASON 5: YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER WILL BREAK YOUR PLATEAUS
We all hit training plateaus. A personal trainer will have a plethora of strategies to mix things up and shock your body into continued progress. As a result, you’ll avoid the plateaus that plague most exercisers.
REASON 6: YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER PROVIDES YOU WITH KNOWLEDGE BASE
You’ll find more "exercise experts" at your local gym than at the most advanced sports science academy in the world. The problem is that most of them don’t know what they’re talking about!
When you have direct access to a personal trainer, you are getting your knowledge directly from the professional source.. That can save you from a lot of wasted time and effort!
REASON 7: YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH HOLISTIC ADVICE
Personal trainers are trained in all aspects of nutrition. They can guide you towards a smart, science based nutritional program, and help keep you clear of all the crazy diet plans that will get you nothing but depressed.
Disclaimer: unless your coach is also a licensed nutritionist and/or dietitian, he should only be providing you with nutritional guidance. Please consult a licensed nutritionist/dietitian when you require a tailored nutrition program/macro nutrients breakdown to address any medical conditions.
REASON 8: YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER WILL GIVE YOU A PERSONALIZED CHALLENGE
A personal trainer will work with you to keep you challenged at your level. You’ll never be allowed to sit at your comfort zone – which means you will keep getting better and better.
REASON 9: YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER CAN OFFER YOU FLEXIBLE TRAINING OPTIONS
A good personal trainer will offer you the flexibility of training in the gym, outdoors or a combination of the two.. This flexibility provides you with the training variety you need to keep your energy and motivation levels at a peak.
REASON 10: YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER WILL KEEP YOU FOCUSED
When you’re with a personal trainer, you won’t be spending your gym time wandering around, checking your social media or avoiding the ‘hard’ exercises. Every second will be geared towards getting you to your goals as quickly as possible.
Investing in a personal trainer may well be the difference between one more disappointment and actually achieving your physical goals and transforming your life. However, not all personal trainers and certifications are created equal, so just like with making any major financial decision, you need to research the coach, facility and what other clients had to say.
All of our coaches at Flex5 have a whole arsenal of ways to super charge your metabolism to shred fat and empower you to reach your goals faster. They have the skills and the passion to guide you to your new physique while approaching your wellness from a holistic perspective. Flex5 ethos of Strength, Flexibility, Endurance, Nutrition and Spirituality are deeply ingrained in each client’s program,
Find out what they can do for you here by scheduling your complimentary consult today.
~ Coach Petro