7 Great Reasons to Get Yourself A Personal Trainer
Just this morning, I came across this meme:
“Do you ever want to lose weight but weight doesn't want to lose you?”
And boy, did that sting. I can completely relate and I bet you can too. After bursting into a few minutes of laughter, I gathered my thoughts and realized how true that innocent meme was. Thanks to the unrealistic “body goals” society had set for us; we constantly feel the need to strive for physical perfection (read more). If you're a guy, social media would tell that working on that mesmerizing six-pack is the only way to go. Sure, having those sexy chunks of muscle on your abdomen can definitely make a couple of females swoon over you. If you're a gal, on the other hand, a lovely, well-defined V-line and peachy bottoms are sure to garner you some attention.
While there is nothing wrong in wanting to be your best self, you have to make sure that your heart is in the right place. You have to want this change for yourself – not to please others or conform to society.
With all that being said, I'm just thrilled to see you get started on your fitness journey. And because I am very, very excited, I'm going to share a little secret with you. I stumbled upon this golden piece of advice 8 months ago and look at me now – 15 pounds less than when I first started! That's roughly 7 kilos, you guys. Although I've still got a long way to go (you don't know just how much fat I need to lose), it's still significant improvement. It's something I can't achieve through normal dieting and exercising. So here it is, my top secret: Hire a personal trainer.
Yes, I'm talking about one on one – that sort of thing. You can even hire an expert online personal trainer. When you get yourself a personal trainer, your commitment to a fitness lifestyle becomes more solid. Let me explain that in greater detail by stating 7 good reasons why you should get yourself a personal trainer. Starting with:
- A Personal Trainer Can Tailor A Specific Workout Plan For You
Not all people are cut out to do all workout routines. What you should be doing depends on what your body lacks and needs to improve on. There are specific workout plans for gaining, losing, toning, and building. You can't just blindly follow any old workout routine. For all you know, you're doing more harm than good to yourself. A personal trainer can help create a workout plan that's specific to you and your body type.
- A Personal Trainer Can Give You Expert Advice on How to Shape Your Body
Loose buttocks, flabby arms, weak chest, the list goes on, really. Different people face different body struggles so as mentioned above, there's no such thing as “one size fits all” in the world of workouts. Every routine must be tailored to meet what each person needs. Luckily, personal trainers are experts at pointing out your body's weak spots and know just what to do to develop them.
- A Personal Trainer Closely Monitors Your Activities
I don't know if I'm the only one to ever feel like this but I do better when someone's watching – and I think it makes a huge impact in the results of my workout. A personal trainer closely tracks your progress, your “before and afters.” They also know when you're not doing the workout you should be doing and encourage you to keep on going.
- A Personal Trainer Motivates You To Push Through Your Limits (Gradually, of course)
You should look at your body as a temple with many thresholds – or levels, if that makes it easier for you to imagine. Whenever you work out, you try to break through one level and when you do, you end up facing another. Personal trainers can help you push through these milestones and strengthen your core by altering your work outs little by little.
- A Personal Trainer Can Also Help You Plan Out Your Diet
Diet is a huge part of the whole fitness process. And no, it does not mean you should starve yourself. Eating the right food at appropriate times of the day can help you lose those baby fats. When you have a personal trainer, planning out your meals should become easier! For more diet tips, check this article out: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-to-lose-weight-as-fast-as-possible.
- A Personal Trainer Encourages You To Keep Going Even When The Going Gets Rough
There are times when you'll feel like giving up – and that's normal. Going on a fitness journey can be draining and exhausting so we sometimes try to take the easy way around. Your fitness trainer can serve as your source of encouragement during these times.
- A Personal Trainer Can Be A Good Friend
Lastly, getting your own fitness trainer may also mean earning a new friend. He or she could become your confidant whether it involves fitness matters or just ordinary, everyday problems. It's always good to meet someone new.