Hello Everyone. I was aided in writing this post by LiveFit.
We never like to admit it but we could always do with a helping hand in most of life’s trials and tribulations. When it comes to exercise, this has never been so true. If you’re finding you’re not losing enough weight or toning up (in a sensible manner, of course) there are ways to address this. Firstly, there are amazing people out there dedicated to making you fit, healthy and most importantly happy. There is no reason why you have to do it alone!
Many turn to personal trainers such as Live Fit as a necessary crutch along the way, whether your preferred method of motivation is screaming or words of comfort, it is 100% proven to help.
But when exactly does it get to the point that you feel the need for a personal trainer?
1. Your Extra Weight Isn’t Shifting!
And it isn’t just your weight. Your whole regime is at a standstill. Doing the same exercises is becoming extremely tedious and you’re noticing your motivation is dwindling by the second. At this point, it could be so easy to chuck your regime to the curb, but then what? You will soon have nothing to show for all of your hard work.
When you start a new regime, you will likely see a spike in progress over a couple of weeks. Whilst the weight loss and muscle building is bound to level out, you know when you should be seeing results. Hiring a trainer is the number one choice. Not only will they look over your current exercise regime and improve it in ways you would have never thought, they can also pay close attention to your eating habits and overall lifestyle optimising your whole regime to the max.
2. Your Goals Are Unrealistic
Leading on from you not seeing those all-important results, have you thought about the goals you set yourself. Whether they’re too low or too high, it is extremely likely you have set them completely wrong.
Too high and you’ll have yourself disappointed and less likely to continue (we all want to know our efforts reach somewhere, even the most perseverant of folks, and when we don’t we’re likely to quit). Too low and you STILL won’t see results. Exercising is all about challenging yourself, pushing the boundaries.
They need to be in keeping with your body, and not have you pushing your limits to the point of harm, but an encouraging ache is always welcome. If your goals are far too high, this is what’s going to be affecting your progress and your motivation.
3. You’re A Fitness Newbie
The most difficult thing about exercising is deciding to exercise in the first place. Deciding to exercise can be a complete change of lifestyle. It will be an exhilarating and highly rewarding change but we’re creatures of habit, the human race. Not knowing where to start is overwhelming yet perfectly normal. This is where a personal trainer can really aid you. They can create a gradual programme of obtainable goals that involves a treat every now and then too, of course.
4. You Need To Save
You might be thinking that personal trainers are expensive. What’s the point when you can simply stick on your trainers and head to the park, right?
- Your trainers might be damaging your health
- The way you run isn’t optimising your time
- Your route is all downhill – this is actually worse on your joints than jogging uphill
Yep, there are many MANY ways you can run incorrectly. And if that’s just running, what about lifting weights, stretching and sports?
A personal trainer really does optimise your time. You might find you’re working out less because you know the correct process of, well, everything. You will reach your goals quickly and more effectively meaning you are then more likely to maintain this. Cost worthy and time worthy indeed…
5. You Have Special Requirements
Whether you’re a spritely 20 something or a mature 50 odd, everyone needs a push in the right direction. However, age can bring a number of risks. Pushing yourself too hard can leave you with a nasty injury. And it isn’t just those with many more years behind them. Most of us have had some sort of injury in our lives. Whether this still affects you or not, when you start exercising again, you must take things slowly to avoid further sorrow.
Dodgy joints is one common injury that can certainly play up when considering a strenuous new routine and something your personal trainer will know all about but also heart disease, arthritis and even common conditions such as asthma. Your personal trainer will take these all into account.
And what if you fall pregnant? Whilst stopping exercising completely is unnecessary, you can get specific people who specialise in safe yet challenging workouts for you. There are even personal trainers to help shed that baby weight after.
6. You Need Some Serious Training
Have you decided to run a marathon? Firstly, well done you. But what’s the next step?
Whether it’s a sports event (from golf to rugby) or athletics (triathlons and marathons), a personal trainer is going to aid you every step of the way. They will build up all the relevant muscle and weight target so you can do yourself proud. From creating a specific training programme that works to your lifestyle and the timeframe you have available, you can get the best results.
Whether you’re after an individual programme for a specific event or the option of joining a small group to help you along the way, personal training will have you achieving those results. Going it alone never seemed that appealing anyway…