As we ring in 2023, you likely have some new training goals and fitness aspirations for the year. Maybe you’ve made a resolution or two toward building more muscle, decreasing fat, deadlifting a certain amount or achieving a PR.
If this is the case, you are likely a pretty seasoned fitness enthusiast. A veteran at the gym.
As such, you may not have considered working with a Personal Trainer, but did you know that committed fitness enthusiasts and athletes with specific goals such as you are actually ideal candidates?
Working with a PT has many benefits and it’s definitely worth weighing them out to see if it’s something you may want to try in the new year.
Consider the following five wins you can gain by having a Personal Trainer at your side.
Custom Program Creation to Meet Your Goals
You’ve been going to the gym and working out regularly and are getting some good results. That is fantastic.
Now, imagine sitting down with a professional and laying out your very specific and personal goals, wellness desires, and fitness dreams that perhaps you don’t even think you can reach, and having this person come back to you with a complete and targeted plan to get there. Further, imagine that person working with you side-by-side, making subtle adjustments to your plan as needed, offering direction, and motivating you to make sure that you reach those dreams and goals.
That’s what a personal trainer can and will do. Sure, creating your own workouts based on your knowledge and experience is doable. But a certified trainer does this all day every day and has the experience and knowledge to go deeper and truly get results.
Clarity and Form
When it comes to exercise, form is everything. And when you are the one doing the exercise, it’s difficult to judge and see if you are performing it in exactly the right way to get results. Because if you are not… if one thing is off… your efforts may be futile and wasted.
A trainer can watch with an expert eye and make subtle adjustments to your positioning so that you get the very most out of every effort you put in.
Back to form and technique here … it’s easy to injure yourself if you are not performing the exercise correctly. Further, if your load is too much for that day or you are pushing yourself too hard (or not hard enough) your trainer is there to coach you.
The last thing you want is to get sidelined with an injury– especially now if you have set new goals for yourself and are starting the year off right.
When it comes to fitness, everyone is different. Your unique body mechanics, experience, goals, fitness level, likes, and dislikes can guide your trainer in helping you to avoid pitfalls, urge you on when you need it, and help you cross the finish line. Also, with a program that fits, you are more likely to maintain the habits long-term.
A savvy Personal Trainer can make exercise both effective and fun- and maybe push you out of your comfort zone to reach new fitness levels as well.
And simply working with a trainer who you like and respect can be enough to provide you with more gratification from your workouts.