Kat Tancock's article for BestHealthMag.ca discusses the things a personal trainer can and cannot do to help clients lose weight. While a personal trainer can motivate you and spend quality time guiding you through your workout programs, he or she needs to set certain boundaries to manage your expectations. Tancock explains that many other factors influence your health aside from physical exercise, including medical attention from your physician and personal diet—things that may lie beyond your trainer's control.
"I was never a 'crunchy granola' type—more like an ice-cream-aholic—so I figured I must pass along what I have learned to others," says Teresa Misty Mozejko from Durham, Ont., who lost 120 pounds with her personal trainer. Now she’s become a personal trainer herself. "I know that my story can motivate and inspire others and I also know that if I can do it, so can they."
Motivation is one of the most important tools in any personal trainer’s arsenal. According to the Mutch Women’s Center for Health Enrichment in Sioux Falls, S.D., the sacrifices that come with the pursuit of fitness may be overwhelming, and often tempt people to cease exercising altogether. You need a personal trainer who can adapt to your lifestyle and help you fight the temptation to give up the battle against fat.
Your trainer should also be tailoring your program to your lifestyle, wherever possible. When Mozejko scheduled her first session, for instance, she had a six-month-old baby to work around. "I was so nervous about my son screaming the house down or having a diaper explosion halfway through," she says. "The trainer decided to take us to the park with my son in the stroller so he was happy and content the whole time. It worked like a charm!"
It certainly makes a lot of sense to work out under the guidance of a fitness trainer from Johns Creek, especially since the city promotes healthy living. Established fitness centers such as Fitness Together maintain a roster of qualified trainers, any of whom who can devise an effective workout program that you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle.
Yet another important aspect of fitness training in Johns Creek is maintenance, something that’s ultimately out of your personal trainer's control. While your fitness trainer will monitor your progress, your determination to succeed and willingness to stick to your regimen will determine the success of your program.
(Info from What a personal trainer can (and can’t) do for you, Best Health)