• Cassandra Schmigotzki

Why Hire a Personal Trainer

If you’re just starting out with an exercise program or you aren’t seeing the results you want from your current routine, a personal trainer can help you. People work with trainers for lots of reasons. Whether you want a personalized program, need some accountability, or are nervous about going to the gym, a personal trainer can be helpful. Wherever you are on your exercise journey, a personal trainer can offer support, tips, and training as you work towards your goals.

Here is why you should think about hiring a personal trainer from a gym like Fitness19.

You Aren’t Seeing Results

If you’ve been exercising consistently for several weeks or months, but aren’t seeing results, a trainer might be able to help.

  • Evaluate your current program. A trainer can look at what you’re already doing and find ways to change or tweak your workouts to make them more effective.

  • Examine your goals. A trainer can help you work out if your goals are realistic.

  • Help you stay motivated. Knowing you have an appointment with a trainer can help you maintain motivation to exercise.

  • Push you harder. People often don’t see results because they’re not working as hard as they could. It’s easy to relax when you’re alone, but having someone to push you can make a difference.

  • Hold you accountable. A trainer can set weekly goals, then check in to see how you’re doing.

  • Teach you. Whether you need to learn how to safely lift weights or want to add a new exercise to your routine, a trainer can help you.

You might find that you only a few sessions with a trainer to get back on track or get inspired. Once you have some new ideas, you might be ready to get back to exercising on your own.

You Don’t Know Where to Start

If you’re new to working out, you might not know how complex it can be. Nobody is born with the knowledge of doing it effectively and safely. If you’re trying to set up a complete exercise schedule and don’t know where to start, it’s easy to become so overwhelmed that you end up not doing anything at all.

Trainers know everything that has to go into a complete program, including cardio, weight training, and flexibility training. From there, you will need to think about the elements of your routine, from what activities you should include to how you can fit all of it into your schedule.

A trainer can help you get the basics right. The workouts you do should be based on the FITT principle (Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type) and manipulate these elements over time. A trainer can help you to navigate the process, which includes:

  • Working out how hard to work during exercise and how to monitor your exercise intensity

  • Show you how to choose the right exercises, weights, reps, and sets

  • Show you how to use tools like a heart rate monitor to enhance your workouts

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