By: Taylor Empey, Nationally Certified Fitness Trainer and Nutrition Specialist
ISSA – CFT, SFN, SET, SSN, and Elite Trainer Level I
The reason I claim that working with a trainer gives you an edge above all else is because no matter how much knowledge you have in regards to exercise science or nutrition, no matter if you are a trainer yourself, and no matter how many “years you have been doing this,” working with a trainer gives you the one thing that you can’t give yourself; that is coaching and accountability.
Now, yes, we can find ways to motivate ourselves and set up incentives to better accomplish our goals, but let’s be honest, 9 times out of 10, we’d rather disappoint ourselves in secrecy than hold ourselves accountable to a family member, friend, coach, or trainer, and disappoint them instead. Working with a knowledgeable trainer gives you motivation, accountability, makes the impossible seem possible, and gets you those last 3-5 reps you could not get on your own. Working with a trainer has been statistically proven to get better results in a shorter time frame than pursuing your goals on your own. There is a 75% failure rate in individuals who attempt to reach their fitness goals; that is over 7 out of 10 individuals that attend a gym on a regular basis, and a percentage of those other successful individuals are already working with a personal trainer. The one piece of advice I can give you that will do you the most good in the long run if you don’t have the knowledge of a trainer would be…GO HIRE A TRAINER! How can you expect to get results if you don’t even know what you’re doing? Yes, there is enough information on the internet on how to attain successful results, but guess what? If you don’t have the education, you won’t know how to systematically piece all that information together for your individual needs. There is also a TON of bogus information on the internet when it comes to health, fitness, and nutrition so be wary of venturing off into the internet in search of fitness advice that will deliver effective results; you may end up with more issues than when you began.
Hiring a professional certified trainer will be the best decision you ever made in regards to your health so long as you pick the right trainer. Two words to make sure you select the right trainer – Dedicated and Educated. Give yourself the edge you need; hire a personal trainer today and I personally guarantee you won’t regret it.