There are many things in this world that are valuable: your health, your possessions, your paycheck, your family, and your friends, just to name a few.
One thing that many people don’t consider is TIME. In fact, how you value your time can have a major influence on your health and achieving your goals.
Are you making time for exercise and nutrition?
How you use your time could be the difference between being successful or simply wasting it on another option that doesn’t work in the end. Scheduling your workouts throughout the week is way to help ensure success. You are making time to complete them.
Since time is valuable, you want to make sure you are getting the most out of the time you schedule for your workouts. One of the best ways to do this is by using a personal trainer. A personal trainer provides many things. Some of these include:
Accountability and motivation
If you’ve made an appointment to meet you trainer for a session, then you are far more likely to go. Life happens.
Work happens. By having an appointment and putting it into your calendar you are making your health just as important as the rest of you busy lifestyle.
Working with an expert
If you don’t know which exercises are most effective for the goals you have, you are unlikely to achieve those goals.
For example, if your goal is to build core strength but you spend all your time on cardio exercises, then you are unlikely to hit your goal.
A trainer also knows when to push you just enough but also scale it back down when needed to avoid injury.
Having a plan and identifying realistic, attainable goals
When you workout without a plan it is similar to going on a road trip without a map. You get lost, frustrated, and often end up quitting or driving home unhappy.
Many people walk into the gym and spend a few minutes on whatever cardio equipment is open for a few minutes then wander around the gym looking at the pictures on the equipment hoping and guessing they are doing it right. After a few minutes they walk out maybe having burnt a few calories but not coming close to achieving their goals.
Does this sound like you?
Setting realistic goals is important for success because it puts them in perspective and keeps you motivated.
A personal trainer will also use these goals to keep you on track and progressing. They are able to help you fit your goals into your schedule and lifestyle significantly increasing your chances for success.
It’s not just fitness
A Personal Trainer is there to help with your fitness goals, but the focus at Body By Brady is on making a lifestyle change.
This means working on more that just your fitness including nutrition, managing stress, sleeping enough, and asking about life outside the studio.
Finally, they challenge you.
A Personal Trainer will push and motivate you more than you can do by yourself. Some days you just lack motivation and have a bad day.
Whether that be from work, school, the kids, etc. some days you just get in a rut and you don’t want to do anything. But that appointment and trainer will not let you give in or give up on yourself.
After reading this maybe you want to hire a personal trainer to help get in shape, but wonder is it worth the investment? (Check out my past blog about Price vs. Value)
This investment can be the difference between getting what you want or just continuing where you are wishing for a change.
Investing in your health will continue to pay for itself 5, 10, even 20 years from now. Whether that is a better quality of life, more energy to play with kids, or more confidence walking around.
Now is the time to put yourself first. You take care of everyone else but who takes care of you? Make sure you’re happy and healthy so that you can continue to provide for those that depend on you.
Working with a trainer can push your fitness level forward much more quickly than working out on your own.
Are you getting bored with your fitness routine?
Have you progressed beyond the exercises you know and have plateaued in your fitness?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, a Personal Trainer is what you need to take you to the next level and continuously challenge your abilities. A Personal Trainer is your life coach, nutrition guide, and biggest support system all in one. Without them your fitness goals are that much harder to achieve. So what are you waiting for?