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Three Things You Get from Working with a Personal Trainer
Aug 14, 2019
When you have goals for your health and fitness that are important to you, it pays to seek assistance from a professional in the field to help you achieve them. That’s why working with a certified personal trainer is such a good idea for almost everyone — investing in your health is something you will never regret.
Here are three things that you get from working with an expert personal trainer at Fitness Together.
1) A strategically planned workout program designed just for you.
When you want to achieve a specific goal, you can’t just cross your fingers and hope for the best. You have to be strategic and work with a plan — just as you would do with a business objective or work project.
Our certified personal trainers are experts in their field, which enables them to create customized workout programs for you. These programs start where you are and take you where you want to be in a step-by-step progression. These are not generic frameworks, but science-backed periodized plans that have been designed just for you, down to every rep count and movement.
There’s more to working out than just breaking a sweat. Fixing mobility issues and correcting strength imbalances is essential to an effective program. It is imperative to change up the training stimulus regularly so the body doesn’t get too comfortable. And you have to modify the program as you go to make sure it is still working for you. Remember: If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.
The only way to get a totally customized training program that grows with you, challenges your body’s unique needs in the right way and is given to you on the spot, is to work with a certified personal trainer in a one-on-one environment.
And it sure is awesome to show up to the private studio and have someone tell you what to do, so you don’t have to guess or worried about getting injured, as well as make sure that your limited time working out is used effectively.
2) Regular assessments to keep you on track.
While the thought of assessments may seem scary to some, the process of checking in on your progress is absolutely essential to seeing results, and it’s a huge benefit of working with a personal trainer.
Our personal trainers conduct an initial assessment to figure out where to begin your program and continue to do follow-up assessments every six to eight weeks to check in on how things are working.
They assess your body measurements, as well as performance and strength metrics to see how your body is responding to the program — this is all more advanced and valuable than just stepping on the scale. It takes experience and knowledge to review the data and make decisions on where to go, which is something our personal trainers are accustomed to doing.
The assessment process is instrumental in achieving your goals, and we even wrote a whole post about the power of assessments, which you can check out here for more information.
3) A built-in accountability partner to communicate with regularly.
Sometimes half the battle of getting fit and healthy is showing up and staying consistent. That’s where a personal trainer comes in to support you just how you need it. When you work with a great personal trainer, like you would find at any Fitness Together location, you will have access to your trainer when you’re away from the gym, as well as when you’re there working out.
Your trainer may keep tabs on your workouts and activity levels that you do on your off days from the gym, and they may also check in on your nutrition, sleep and hydration. They’ll ask you about your weekend too. They don’t judge you, they support you.
Perhaps the very best part about having an accountability partner in your personal trainer is knowing that there is someone out there who wants you to achieve your goals just as much as you do. It’s a truly empowering feeling to be working alongside a partner that wants nothing but the best for you, and someone who also helps you stay on track and keep making progress, while letting you enjoy your life.
If you want to find a certified personal trainer to create customized workouts, provide regular assessments and keep you accountable, find a Fitness Together studio near you today here.