By: Taylor Empey, Nationally Certified Fitness Trainer and Nutrition Specialist
ISSA – CFT, SFN, SET, SSN, and Elite Trainer Level I
YOU ARE UNIQUE
We all have different goals, motives, body types, lifestyles and time constraints, so a “cookie cutter” exercise program just won’t work for everyone. A good personal trainer will create a personalized program tailored to your specific needs and requirements.
YOUR TIME IS VALUABLE
It’s important to make the most of the time you have. With the knowledge and expertise of a Personal Trainer, you’ll avoid common pitfalls, getting maximum results in minimal time.
YOU ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE
Having an appointment represents a commitment and a responsibility. By employing a personal trainer, you’re less likely to skip a session simply because you are tired, unmotivated or too busy.
BLAST PAST PLATEAUS
It’s not uncommon for you to experience plateaus as your body adapts to your program. It’s during these times that a personal trainer will revise your exercise program and refocus you mentally to push you past your plateau.
TRAINING SHOULD BE FUN
One of the things that hits even the most health-conscious person is boredom! Your personal trainer has a repertoire of exercises and programs geared towards keeping you active and interested in your training.
A very common mistake that many individuals make is doing what they see others doing in the gym. Until you work with a trainer, you may not get the proper education in exercise technique, and run the risk seriously injuring yourself. A personal trainer will constantly monitor your technique and ensure your program is ideal for you, reducing the risk of injury.
GET PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE AND EXPERTISE
Any good personal trainer will keep in touch with the latest advances in exercise science theory and practical research through on-going training. This means your personal trainer will keep you ahead of the game.
Any personal trainer serious about helping you achieve your goals will do regular in-depth assessments to ensure you’re on track with your training. From fitness assessments, your trainer can progress your program to suit your rate of development.
It’s easier to exercise with someone around and a personal trainer is just the right person. A good personal trainer will know when to act as a tough general, but also know when to take appropriate rest periods. Your trainer is also a source of encouragement and inspiration or simply someone to talk to about your training concerns.
BUILDING A SOLID FOUNDATION
Any structure is only as strong as its foundation – your body is no different. A personal trainer will put together a well-balanced fitness program and give you the requisite knowledge and tools you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Studies have shown that people who work with a personal trainer are 80% more likely to get the results they want compared to working without a personal trainer!
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got!”