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Why You Should Invest In a Personal Trainer

January 10, 2020

Written By Erica Stogner, Fitness Coordinator

My fitness journey began my sophomore year of high school when I was introduced to Beachbody’s P90X. This program instilled in me a love for exercise as I experienced increases in my health and fitness over that 90 day period. However, my at home workouts eventually became repetitive, boring, and unsuccessful in delivering results. I had to find something new. I eventually started going to the gym with my dad and joined him in his “old school” body building styled workouts. Let’s just say—this wasn’t my cup of tea. I was stuck with a love for exercise and how it made me feel, but I had no direction. That was enough for me to seek the help of a personal trainer, and I am so glad I did! You may already be motivated to exercise like I was but don’t know where to start. You might have a general idea of how to work out but have hit a plateau. Maybe you know all about fitness but lack the motivation to embark on or to continue in your fitness journey.

No matter where you are at, a personal trainer may be just what you are looking for, and here is why:

    Personal Trainers are personally invested in your health and wellbeing.

    A good trainer is someone who not only has a passion for health and fitness but also has a passion for helping people! Becoming a qualified trainer requires individuals to sacrifice ample amounts of their time, money, and energy. Yet they easily make these sacrifices because YOU matter them. If you have a good trainer, you can be confident that you are receiving quality programming and advice because they put in the work necessary to provide the best service possible. They will pour their energy into each and every session to make sure you stay motivated every step of the way.

    Personal Trainers can help you do much more than just reach your fitness goals.

    While goal setting is a valuable and critical part of any training program, your fitness goals are not the only thing that your trainer cares about. A good trainer will also spend time helping you to frame a healthy mindset, create well-rounded and sustainable habits, and coach healthy behaviors both inside and outside of the gym. They have a desire to get you to the point where you no longer need them. They will educate you about form, technique, the why behind your workouts, and any other important information that will help you to feel confident about taking charge of your health and fitness even after your package has ended.

    Personal Trainers tailor a program just for YOU.

    There is no such thing as a “one size fits all” exercise program. A personal trainer will work with you to design a program that aligns with your goals, the way you respond to exercise, your likes, your dislikes, your schedule, and any other preferences and/or concerns you may have. You may have an end goal, but your trainer knows exactly how to design the map to get you there. Online programs, workout DVDs, and group exercise all have their place and benefits. However, nothing can beat a program that is designed with only you in mind.

    Interested in signing up? For January 14-17 we have a 20% discount on our Tier 1 Training Packages! For more information on our offerings, visit our website.