Personal trainers have received success over time due to being affiliated with celebrities and their perfectly toned bodies. So why should you consider hiring a personal trainer?
- Reduce the risk of injury:
Ignorance and poor execution are common catalysts for injury. A knowledgeable personal trainer will improve your exercise execution and skill so that you reduce your risk for injury and get the most out of each activity. This is particularly the case for lifting weights. The number one cause for injury during weightlifting is due to incorrect form.
- Long-term guidance and motivation:
As we age, it gets harder to stay motivated towards exercise, so having a trainer guide and motivate you can keep you going. Certified personal trainers can provide structure and do the thinking for you so you can focus on the “doing” rather than the planning. Initially, you may need to see your trainer more often to get on the right track; however, once you have learned what to do and how to do it, you can spread your sessions out to every 3-4 weeks. Consider these sessions your “review, revise and revitalize” check-ins
- Lose stubborn fat:
It can become increasingly challenging to lose fat as we age. Weeks and weeks on treadmills won’t help in the way a personal trainer can. A trainer can help you build and maintain muscle mass, increase caloric expenditure and get you to where you want to be by educating you on making good nutrition choices.
The most common complaint about hiring personal trainers is cost. However a good trainer is not something you should need long-term because they will teach you about your own physical fitness, nutrition, and how to manage your overall fitness levels long into the future. A really good trainer will like nothing more than to see a client in control of their fitness, and at ease amongst the gym machinery.