5 reasons to hire a Personal Trainer

December 17th, 2014

There’s a reason movie stars use personal trainers: The benefits of working with a personal trainer is one of the fastest, easiest, most successful ways to improve your health and fitness. Working with a personal trainer is so effective that it has spread well beyond the realm of the rich and famous. Today, personal trainers are used by people of all fitness, age and economic levels. Personal trainers will guide you when life gets in the way and you aren’t seeing the results you hoped for. Here are some common complaints I hear on a daily basis. Do you have any of these issues holding you back from success?

1. You’re not Seeing Results

If you’ve been exercising consistently for several weeks or months and aren’t losing weight or reaching your goals, hiring a personal trainer may be a good choice. We can look at your current program and eating habits and help you see where you could make changes to create more effective workouts. As a personal trainer I can also help you determine if the goals you’ve set are realistic for you, hold you accountable for your workouts and help you stay motivated to exercise. You may even find that you’re getting results, just not in the way you expected, something I may see more clearly from the outside.

2. You Don’t Know Where to Start

Knowing how to set up a complete exercise schedule that includes all the activities you need to do – cardio, weight training and flexibility – can be overwhelming. Add the time and knowledge it takes to choose exercises, weights, reps and sets and you may quit before you even start.
This is where a personal trainer can be the biggest help. Helping you maximize your time while keeping you within your own limits so you don’t overdo it. A personal trainer will set goals and map out a specific schedule so you know when, how and where you’ll fit in your workouts.
3. You’re Bored with the Same Old Workouts
if you’re an experienced exerciser, maybe you haven’t considered working with a personal trainer. However, it can be a great choice if you need some variety in your workouts. Having a fresh perspective and new ideas to challenge both your body and your mind. Even if you just do a few sessions or meet every week, you’ll find it refreshing to have new workouts and new exercise toys to play with.

4. You Need to Be Challenged

A Personal trainer can motivate you to push past those self-imposed limits, encouraging you to lift heavier, go longer and challenge yourself more than you would on your own. You’ll find it’s very hard to slack off with a trainer standing over you, telling you to do just…one…more…rep! You may even find hidden strengths you never knew you had, which can motivate you even more.

5. You Need Accountability and Motivation

Personal trainers come with built-in motivation. Not only are you investing money into your exercise program…you’re investing time as well. There’s nothing like a standing appointment to get your butt in gear for a workout. Not only that, a personal trainer provides some accountability so, even when you don’t have a session, you know your personal trainer will be asking if you did your planned workouts. Just knowing that may make it harder to skip your workouts

Tera Liley, BCRPA North Vancouver Personal Trainer.

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