We all want to look and feel great but if it was easy we would all look like swimsuit models.The fact is most of the people on magazine covers work one on one with a trainer to look the way they do. Here are five important reasons why you should too:
- Injury Prevention: Between the Internet, your friends, magazine articles, and TV shows, we are overwhelmed with exercise ideas! All of these ideas and good intentions can’t ensure proper form and technique though; If you start an exercise program and are doing exercises incorrectly you drastically increase your chances of getting injured which can leave you even less active then you were before (and even less likely to want to start a workout program again!) Use a good trainer who can show you proper technique and help prevent unnecessary setbacks.
- Motivation: We all get motivated at certain times in our life. Whether it’s before a reunion, after New Years, before a wedding, or just in time for beach season. Most of us lose focus shortly after these events have passed. A good trainer will help you stay focused so fitness will be a way of life not a temporary fix, so you’ll always be ready for any event.
- Setting Goals: We’re inundated with sensationalized media and reality television that headline incredible transformations or drastic weight loss that are often grossly exaggerated and unrealistic. This can cause people to set unrealistic goals for themselves and get frustrated when they don’t achieve them. Goals need to be S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable , realistic, and time-bound). A quality trainer will help you set these S.M.A.R.T. goals that allow you to celebrate progress, minimize frustration, and focus on moving forward.
- Individualized Program: Gyms advertise all sorts of group classes like Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, Spin, Bar Method, etc. We’re not saying classes are bad (staying active is great!) but there’s no replacement for working one on one with someone. When you work one on one with a trainer you’ll receive an individualized program that is specifically designed around your body to enhance your strengths and address your weaknesses. Everyone has a unique set of injuries, strength levels, endurance, coordination, and flexibility. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to fitness so get an individualized program to get the most out of your training.
- Brain Training: No one can be good at everything. A good personal trainer has dedicated his or her life to studying things like movement, injury prevention, exercise physiology, nutrition, health, and anatomy. Use your trainer as a resource and learn as much as you can so that you can reap the benefits of their studies for the rest of your life.
Post by Jason Rodriguez
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