Thinking about hiring a trainer? Here is a look at two reasons why you would want a trainer that have nothing to do with exercise.
First of all, let me just say that your relationship with your trainer will grow over time. You may be nervous and timid at first but a good trainer should put you at ease and make you feel comfortable. They should also make you feel confident to push yourself farther than you would on your own. This is why you hired a trainer in the first place right? Let’s talk about what to expect so you can get the most out of your experience.
There are two things you should expect from a session.
1. An outside perspective – If you always do the same thing, you will always get the same results. You are paying for a different perspective on things so make sure you open up to it. Our body has inconsistencies and imbalances that are there to teach us something. We typically guard against these imbalances and protect them, your trainer will take a look at them from a different perspective and be able to assist you in decreasing your compensation and reducing your imbalances.
Also, an outside perspective may not even be about your fitness level but just a different way to look at working out or lifestyle. Your trainer may have a fresh perspective on some long held belief that was keeping you stuck. So get ready to dig deep into not only your way of moving but your way of thinking!
My clients thank me for my expertise and outside perspective. We can all use a fresh outlook on things every now and again. That is why we all need a coach.
2. Accountability – Nothing better than a standing appointment on your calendar to keep you accountable. Gym memberships are comforting. They make us feel good even if we never step foot in the gym. And they are very easy to put on the back burner when we are running late, feel tired, had a bad day, had a good day, are busy, are tired, get a last minute call from a friend, have to work late…you catch my drift. However, training sessions hold the same amount of weight as a doctors appointment. You schedule the appointment, prepare for it and look forward to it. And hopefully, your trainer will penalize you if you miss it because that is what being accountable is all about.
My clients are scheduled weekly and need to provide 24 hours notice to cancel. This keeps both of us focused on their program and preparing for the upcoming session. Clients are also sent reminders of missed appointments and texted and called to get back on the schedule. I am kind of a nag in that regard.
The best thing you can do is invest in your health before you need to invest in your illness. There are many times life throws us a curve ball that neither exercise nor diet could prevent but no matter what gets thrown at you, you will handle it better with a strong active body and a healthy lifestyle. And if you are not sure where to start, hire a trainer. You will be given an outside perspective and held accountable so you wont have to stress about what to do and when to do it….just start digging!