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6 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer in 2016

6 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer in 2016

Joan Schnorf

If your New Year’s resolution revolves around exercise and a healthy lifestyle, congratulations! You’ve already taken the first step of setting a goal.

The second step, following through with your goal, isn’t that easy. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle takes hard work and dedication. Luckily, you don’t have to go through this journey alone. Here are 6 reasons to hire a personal trainer in 2016.

  1. Get Motivated

When you hire a personal trainer, someone will always be there to keep you motivated.

Don’t give up!

Keep going!

You can do it!

These phrases may be a little cliché, but having another person supporting you throughout your fitness journey can be the difference between moving forward and giving up.

You and your personal trainer are in this together. They don’t want you to fail either!

  1. Be Accountable

“I’ll exercise tomorrow,” is a phrase we hear too often.

When you go to the gym by yourself, it can be easy to skip a few days. No one will know. But this behavior delays you from reaching your goals.

If you hire a personal trainer, you will have someone to keep you on track and hold you accountable for your actions.

  1. Exercise in Private

There are few things worse than a crowded gym in January. Everyone is trying to fulfill their New Year’s resolution and there are lines out the door for the “good” machines. On top of all that, you may feel too intimidated to exercise around the beautiful, glistening body-builders, especially if you have extra holiday pounds to shed.

But your fitness journey doesn’t have to start this way!

To avoid all the hustle and bustle of a crowded gym, check out a Fitness Together® private workout suite. It’s just you, a personal fitness coach, and state-of-the-art exercise equipment with no wait time.

  1. Receive a Personalized Workout

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all exercise program. If you have ever tried a fad diet or exercise routine, you might be familiar with this concept.

Why did my friend lose 20 pounds on this cleanse and I gained 5?

You won’t be optimizing your exercise opportunities if you base your fitness routine on something you saw on television. A personal trainer can craft a plan to fit your unique needs.

At Fitness Together in Ellicott City, we begin with a F.I.T. Consultation and Assessment to create a customized fitness program that takes into consideration your current condition, your specific health and fitness goals, and any special requests for strong results and safe outcomes.

Many of our trainers also have their Fitness Nutritional Specialist certifications and can advise you on healthy nutrition to accompany your fitness program.

  1. Take Safety Precautions

Maybe you could deadlift 120 pounds in your early 20’s, but things have changed.

The gym can be a dangerous place, especially for someone rediscovering fitness. Personal trainers know the procedures that need to be followed so that you don’t get hurt while trying to get fit, and thus they can provide you with a safe environment in which to explore your physical and mental limits.

When you hire a personal trainer, you are already taking the necessary safety precautions. Now all you have to focus on is getting fit and healthy.

  1. Identify Realistic Goals and Reach Them

Whether you are highly active or you don’t exercise as often as you would like, you should try to be realistic about your fitness goals. Often, fitness resolutions that require an overhaul of your nutrition and exercise routine can lead to frustration due to unrealistic expectations when setting your goals.

A personal trainer will help ensure your goals are reasonable and achievable for your current fitness level. Feeling amazing after just one session? That’s great! But you still have a lot of work to do. Take baby steps, and don’t expect to transform your life in just a few weeks.

Want to hire a personal trainer to kick off 2016? For more information about personal fitness training, call Fitness Together Ellicott City today at (410) 750-2228.

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