I may be repeating myself here since I have mentioned this before, but the truth is that if connecting to the process of well-being were easy, we would all be in phenomenal shape. However, since weight related issues are at an all-time high, one would have to assume that starting, but even more significantly, maintaining a lifestyle consisting of healthy habits is rather challenging.
“I feel fat and…look fat”
I personally understand this behavior because it was my own reality. Back in the day, I had a LOT of weight to lose and like many of you, I felt pretty lost about what to do.
As soon as I would find a method to try out I would either lose interest or become easily distracted by life. My habits were inconsistent and I needed help, although I had no idea where it would come from. I only knew I couldn’t do this on my own. And then one day as luck would have it, my help came in the form of a personal trainer and it ended up being one of the best gifts I could have ever asked for.
Finding a Personal Trainer… who understands what makes you tick…
While not all personal trainers are created equal, finding one that is qualified, educated and dedicated to helping you reach your goals can be a huge asset. These are professionals that have not only learned about the human body, but have also taken the time to understand what makes us tick and how to help dissolve the self-imposed limitations that so many of us unintentionally create in our subconscious.
Why you should work with a personal trainer
Here are just a few reasons to consider working with a personal trainer. While I understand that finances come to mind when thinking about this, I will point out that quite often when we make a decision to let something into our lives, things have a way of working themselves out.
1. Personal Trainers understand the human body
Qualified personal trainers have been educated to understand the human body and how it was meant to move. When it comes to designing an exercise program, there is a lot to take into consideration. Muscle imbalances, tight joints and inadequate range of motion are a few important factors that are considered when it comes to exercising for maximum benefit and since these aren’t the types of things you would be able to assess on your own, this is where having a professional comes in handy. For example, if your daily routine consists of mostly sitting, you may have tight hip flexors which could hinder proper range of motion in the hip joints and interfere with other movements, such as walking. Your trainer would be able to spot something like this and include specific exercises in your program designed to fix it.
2. Personal Trainers hold you accountable and keep you consistent
When left on our own to go to the gym or remove the clothes from the treadmill and actually walk on it, often enough life happens and interrupts even our best intentions. However, cancelling on someone whose time you have paid for in advance isn’t quite so easy. Hiring a personal trainer means that you have committed yourself to a goal that only an emergency would interfere with and this not only produces results, but your trainer knows what excuses sound like and will hold you to the promise you made to yourself.
3. Personal Trainers are a positive influence
While some of your well-meaning friends and loved ones will inadvertently thwart your intentions to live a healthy lifestyle by dragging you along to the bar or out for ribs, when you have someone in your life you will report your behavior to, you will begin to make smarter choices. The time you spend with your trainer is all about YOU. When you are around others who aren’t practicing the new healthy habits you are implementing in your life, you may feel alone and out of place, but by having an ally in your corner encouraging you to be different by treating yourself and your body with the dignity and respect you deserve, you will feel more aligned with your intentions.
The best of the best are using Personal Trainers. Why not me?
Whether we’re talking about professional athletes or investors…even the best of the best use coaches and advisors to help them reach their potential, so why not you?
The trainer that came into my life was a life saver for me:
He encouraged me, praised every exercise I did and I never felt alone in the journey.
I had someone in my corner and it helped me make wise food choices throughout the day.
He got me moving at the crack of dawn when I would have never been motivated enough to do this on my own.
I lost the first 25 pounds working with this trainer and even though I could no longer financially afford to continue after a couple of months…had it not been for this person helping me to get started, I don’t know where I would be now.
More accurately…I don’t want to know where I would be now. What’s your opinion?
Well, you read Dana’s story who lost 25 pounds with the help of a Personal Trainer and now is a certified PT herself helping and motivating other people to get healthy. What would you do?