At Pro Day Fitness Center, we often get asked, “Do people really need a Personal Trainer?”, so we’ve decided to highlight a few of the benefits.
There are plenty of valuable reasons why a personal trainer is pivotal in achieving your fitness goals, whether you want to lose weight, gain athleticism for sports purposes, or anything in between. We’ve put together a list of some of the most important reasons you should have a personal trainer, along with the benefits that you have the opportunity to receive.
One of the greatest challenges for many people is sticking to (or even getting starting on) their new healthier lifestyle. Many times with great resolve we decide, "I'm going to start working out tomorrow!", only to wake up and decide to continue sleeping or simply get on with our normal routine. A personal trainer will be that essential component that will make sure that you commit to your fitness goals. If you have a set appointment to go meet you trainer for a session, then you are far less likely to skip your workout. It can make ALL the difference!
2. They Fit Your Schedule
Whether the only time you have available to train is at a super early hour before school or work, on your lunch break, or mid-day before the kids come home - a Personal Trainer is one of the most flexible professions when it comes to scheduling. They understand that different people are available at different times and will tailor appointment setting to suit your needs.
3. Unique Requirements
We are all unique individuals, which means our abilities and needs are different when it comes to fitness. It could be a physical condition or previous injury that requires the appropriate exercises, or a mental/emotional situation that impacts where or how we workout. For example, if you have a shoulder injury that needed surgery, but haven’t done anything to rebuild the muscles or improve mobility since then, you are going to need different exercises than someone who is training for a triathlon. Here is where the personal trainers education and experience will be of huge benefit to you and your specific requirements.
4. Custom Training Plans
A personal trainer is able to suit your training plan to what you enjoy, as well as encourage you to work through the exercises that are best to achieve your fitness goals. Also, there will be some days when the last thing you feel like doing is a hard workout, and having a personal trainer will allow you to tailor your exercise for that day to accommodate your mood while still making the session productive.
5. They Encourage You
Personal trainers take you to the next level by continuously encouraging you and challenging your current abilities. Don’t think you can throw that medicine ball? Convinced you won’t fit back into your favorite dress? Doubt you’ll be able to participate in a charity run this year? A Personal Trainer is your life coach, nutrition guide, and encourager all in one. Without them your fitness goals are much harder to accomplish. That extra push alone is worth the investment!
6. Beyond Exercise
One of the main reasons to have a personal trainer is that they're educated to teach others how to workout. The necessity of this type of education when exercising is important for two major reasons:
1) If you don’t know which workouts are the most effective for your specific goals, you are not likely to achieve those goals. For example, if your goal is to build core strength but you spend all your time on cardio, then you are unlikely to hit your goal.
2) Education about properly performing exercises is necessary to reduce the risk of injuring yourself. Many people are seriously injured every year by doing exercises they have not received proper training on, and this can impact their health and fitness for a lifetime. Having someone trained in perfect execution will greatly reduce the chance of getting hurt and increase the effectiveness of your fitness routine.
Exercise itself is only one part of fitness. Nutrition plays a crucial role in the overall picture and if you don’t get it right then you'll have a harder time achieving and maintaining your results. Being educated by your trainer in all aspects of fitness is vital. When completing their Certificate III in Fitness, every personal trainer is required to complete a module on nutrition and how it affects health and fitness. Personal trainers who complete their Certificate IV in Fitness must complete additional work on nutrition, and a number of Personal Trainers, such as myself, also add on additional education.
By choosing a Personal Trainer who has undergone specific nutrition education, you know that they will be providing the right nutritional advice to achieve your goals. At Pro Day Fitness Center, you can count on Sam Bryant and his team of professionals to help you in ALL aspects of fitness, including meal prep!