Can Personal Training Really Make a Difference When Trying to Get Into Shape?
By Daniel Wittler
Fewer things are harder in life than changing your lifestyle into a much healthier one and beginning to hit the gym again. It is so easy to get stuck in habits that may be unhealthy but are also extremely comfortable to you. Who doesn’t love comfort? When you start applying new habits in your life, they can become extremely tedious and hard to accomplish because it is something you have never done. When these type of things happen the best thing to do is to find someone who can not only help us but who we can also stay accountable to. When it comes to getting fit and into a healthier lifestyle, a personal trainer can absolutely be the missing piece to your puzzle in order to achieve fitness greatness! Let’s look at some benefits to getting a personal trainer.
The fitness/health world can become a very contradicting experience if you start to do your own research online or in books. You will read about how one diet is a miracle diet on one page, and then another page will cover the detriment of the same diet. It can become very overwhelming. What is truly important when entering the healthy eating world is that you find what works best for you. No website is going to do a great job at helping you do that but a knowledgeable personal trainer can speak with you at length about your body type and your personal experience and start trial and error with several different ways of eating.
Getting proper education in what exercises to perform on which days and how long is also very crucial for having a good experience going to the gym. Have you ever gone to the gym and tried to wing it? It is hardly ever a successful trip and can really make you not want to go again. Being taught a daily and weekly routine is an amazing way to kickstart your journey into fitness best for you
How many times have you tried to start something that was new but completely intimidating at the same time? Like some type of big goal you’ve always dreamt of but never came close to achieving. I have a long list of those and I think the primary reason I have not reached those goals is because of the lack of accountability. It’s the human condition to just want to take care of everything ourselves and keep ourselves accountable but that just makes it so easy to make excuses and do what you please.
With a personal trainer, you will have a set time and day where you go to meet them, having set times to exercise are a great way to prepare and force yourself to go even if you don’t want to. It may sound silly but the fact that you are paying this personal trainer can create a ton more accountability because not showing up means wasting your own money.
Setting goals is the keystone to building a whole new lifestyle in any area. It is very important to be realistic in those goals generally and then also set up your MAJOR goal. If you just have that major goal in mind without the smaller goals it will take to get there then there comes a strong feeling of doubt. A PT can help construct small, achievable goals for you to get started. The best thing with small goals, whether it’s to lose a few pounds or make it to the gym 5 times in a week, is that you feel accomplished. That feeling of accomplishment should not be underestimated as it can increase your motivation tenfold.
Committing to a personal trainer will be a scary but extremely satisfying experience. It will ensure you are well on your way to becoming a healthier, better you and who doesn’t want that? Find somebody who you connect with on a personal level, who can motivate you and has something that you want. The feeling a healthier lifestyle can give you is absolutely life-changing.