One of the joint New Year's resolutions consists of getting in shape or losing weight. The target date is summer when most people go on holiday and want to get that perfect bikini line. The reason is generally guilt due to overeating during the Christmas festivities. It is equally common for many to stop after a few months; let alone a few weeks as they picked up on a few bad habits.
So the real questions are: Do you want to be happy, healthy and fit for your next years? Do you notice that it is getting more challenging to find the motivation to stay physically active?
You do not have to do it alone! The good news is that you should hire a qualified personal trainer who can help you achieve your goals in more ways than you may have considered! Here are some reasons why every person should hire a personal trainer.
Power to educate
One of the main reasons you should have a personal trainer is to educate you about all aspects of health, fitness, and exercise. Knowledge is power, and having a good understanding of what is needed to achieve these goals is unbelievably empowering when it comes to your fitness goals.
Being able to turn to your personal trainer will serve you as guidance in what exercises target what muscles, the correct exercise that suits your objectives and so forth. They will give you educated and personalised answers that will help you succeed.
Reinforce a PT plan with nutrition tips
Some personal trainers also take on further education by completing a separate nutrition coaching course or working closely with a nutrition coach. Otherwise, they usually have a network of other specialists in physiotherapy, massage, and more. If they cannot assist themselves, your trainer can refer you to the right specialists for your non-exercise health needs.
By choosing the right personal trainer, you know you will get the right nutritional advice to achieve your goals. In short, your personal trainer will help you become further educated on how your nutrition plays a role in your fitness journey.
Long-term guidance and accountability
Many people who start training expect to achieve their goals straight away. It gets harder to stay motivated towards exercise as days go by, so having a trainer can guide and motivate you.
If your goals are not realistic, it is easy to get discouraged when you have not achieved them right away. Personal trainers can provide the structure and brainstorm for you to concentrate on "doing" rather than planning.
Your PT is there to assist you in your routine and motivate you on your journey. You cannot just find excuses not to work out when someone expects you. You would be reminded of your reasons to exercise. This helps you understand why it is so important even when you feel as though you could talk yourself out of it!
Lose stubborn fat
It may be more and more challenging to lose fat with age. This is due to loss of calorie-burning muscle tissue, increased caloric intake, decreased activity levels, and changes in hormone balance.
A PT can help you build and maintain muscle mass, increase calorie consumption and refer you to the proper specialists to address any medical issues such as hormonal imbalances that may be impeding your success.
Support your mental health
A personal trainer is there to help you achieve your fitness goals, but they are also there to help you improve your overall wellbeing. They care how stressed you are because it will affect the type of food you eat and, consequently, your performance in the gym. They worry that if you feel depressed, it can affect your level of motivation throughout your training.
For that reason, your relationship with your personal coach is the one that lets you feel supported. You should be able to express your concerns and challenges concerning your general wellbeing, knowing that, like your friends and family, your PT has your back.
We all want good health and happiness until the end of our old age. Why not let a qualified personal trainer get you started in the right direction and spark your internal drive to continue your health and fitness program. Whatever the reasons why you want to work out, the number-one reason will always be your health and mental wellbeing!
Are you ready to step on a scale, have your body fat measured, and answer specific questions about your fitness goals? Get in touch and let us keep you motivated and achieve your fitness goals.