Fitness Tips Blog
Top 4 Reasons You NEED a Personal Trainer
Jun 21, 2017
In our country, lucky for us, exercise is a lot like eating. When you decide you’re ready to do it, there are a ton of options at your disposal. DIY at home, or pay to do it elsewhere? Fast or leisurely? Asian or American? Comfortable or challenging? Calm and mellow, or spicy with a kick? And with exercise, sometimes the fact that there are so many options can be our downfall; between Pilates, yoga, running, weight-lifting, or dancing, it can be really, really hard to know just which type is the best for you. In the end you could not decide on anything, and thus not exercising.
At Fitness Together, we believe that working with one of our personal trainers is the best way to fast-track yourself to workout success. It truly is the one-method-fits-all approach to good health. How can we make such a bold claim? Aside from the success stories of our clients, studies that discuss the benefits of using a personal trainer, and our own passion and knowledge, we have an additional four very good reasons, in case you’re still on the fence.
- Be there or be square. You’ve told us you’ll be here, you’re paying to be here, and gosh darn it, you’ll be here. You’re likely to feel a higher sense of accountability when working with a trainer than when you promise yourself that you’ll exercise more often, or your buddy that you two will “go for an evening jog sometime.” Not only that, but if you have a trainer checking in on your progress, you’re more likely to get in those workouts in between appointments, too.
- Finicky fitness. At Fitness Together, we get the quandary of not knowing which exercise to pursue. We also understand that even if you decide one day that you’re a fan of swimming, one day in the near future might find you longing for dry-land exercise. This mind-changing is not only common, it’s also perfectly acceptable. After all – how can you know what YOUR favorite exercise is going to be unless you try out a few? Your FT trainer can help you get conditioned and strengthened for whatever activity is lighting your fire at the moment. Want to run a 10k? Go to a yoga retreat? Finally beat your brother at a game of one-on-one? Clue in your trainer, and get ready to get READY.
- The outcome, minus the ouch. Sure, you can lift and sweat on your own, but one wrong technique, compounded by months of repetition, can lead to serious strain or injury. Already struggling with a bad knee or shoulder? Your trainer might be able to identify ways to strengthen various areas to alleviate or relieve your pain. They can spot incorrect techniques or imbalances in posture, and work with you to correct them.
- The mystery revealed. Is it just us, or does the definition of “healthy” seem to fluctuate faster than the stock market? With food and exercise, there are endless theories and opinions and studies that flood the news and social media, leaving a wannabe health nut confused and frustrated. Working with a Fitness Together trainer can help take the guesswork out of your health. By simply letting us know your goals, we can work with you to develop a personalized exercise and eating plan. This, by the way, gives you a much higher chance of success than reading up on the latest diet trends and fads online. Really.