You can always find a reason to not go the gym: “I’m tired,” “I’ll start tomorrow,” “one day won’t make a difference,” “I don't know what I’m doing,” “I don't want to hurt myself,” “I don’t have time,” etc. More often that not, it is a difficult task to get yourself up and get moving.
This is where a personal trainer comes in. For every reason that is listed above, a personal trainer has an answer. Below are just a few benefits of using one:
A trainer will…
Hold you accountable
Help you optimize your workout time
Ensure proper form and safety
Develop an individualized, appropriate exercise routine
Push you beyond your comfort zone, all while staying within your limits
Give you access to a support system
Provide accurate assessments and follow-ups
Help you set and achieve specific goals
Specialize your program
Help you with other facets of wellness (i.e. nutrition, mental health)
Work around your schedule
Of course, it is important to find a personal trainer that is the right fit for you. Every trainer has their own style and approach, so do not be discouraged if he/she is not what you were looking for. If you keep searching, you will find one who works best for you.
Stephanie Spoto, CSCS