I've been a personal fitness trainer for more than 16 years. I love what I do because I can help you...
The reward for me is wonderful, but what about you?
January is the ' high season ' for gyms and fitness facilities. People make their New Year's resolutions and swear to lose weight and get in shape! By February, the crowd around the treadmill has dwindled and you no longer need to jockey for position in your fitness class. Where did everybody go? Didn't they want to ' get in the best shape of their lives '?
What happened? Did they lose their motivation?
I was at a fitness conference a few years back listening to Sandy Coffman who is an expert in the field of managing fitness centers. I'm paraphrasing her words, however what she said made perfect sense to me!
" you have to make it fun for your members. Get to know their names and help people see results quickly. This is what will retain members."
No one really likes to sweat, have sore muscles and work yet one more thing into their already busy lives! Well, almost no one! Those of us in the fitness industry live for sore muscles, sweat and results!
So what's the best way to see results quickly, build fun into your workout routine, AND have someone know your name? That's where I come in.
Here are my top 5 reasons why you need a personal fitness trainer.
So how many times a week should you workout with your personal fitness trainer? That depends on...
I typically train with my clients twice a week. Since I have a private personal training fitness studio in Prince Edward County, Ontario, many people have memberships at a local gym as well. Most of the time, my clients tell me that they don't get nearly as much out of their own workouts, as they do when they workout with me as their fitness instructor, at my studio.
To get the best results, I suggest that you workout with your personal fitness trainer two times a week, plus do 2 to 3 workouts on your own, either at your home gym, or at a local fitness facility.
My training sessions are 30 minutes each. This should clearly tell you that you don't have to spend hours in the gym to get results!
Here's something you can do on your own. Take isometrics for example. Isometrics is a form of exercising by tensing the muscles and holding for 10 to 20 seconds. You don't need to use weights, just tighten or contract the muscle group and hold it! Can you think of spaces in your day when you could do some isometrics? Perhaps at work, or when you are driving? This simple thing can be a great boost to your workout!
What is the relationship between personal fitness trainers and the power of mind? The power of the mind is so amazing!
For example, you can workout for an hour, have your mind daydreaming a million miles away and feel that you haven't really done much. On the other hand, if you can focus and concentrate your thoughts on the muscles that you are using, and how your body is feeling with each exercise, you can have an awesome workout in less time!
A good personal trainer knows the power of the mind and will help to keep your focused on the task at hand. It's about more than just counting reps! I've worked out in gyms and watched personal trainers just stand there, leaning on a piece of equipment, counting...1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ...and so on.
If this sounds like your personal fitness trainer, you better fire him/her and get one that motivates you! I'm pretty sure that by this point in your life, you can count to 15 on your own! Am I right?
on the qualifications of your personal fitness trainer, she/he can also
act as your nutrition guide and health assessment consultant. Most trainers are not certified
dieticians so there are limitations to what they can offer you. However, a lot of trainers have become very schooled in nutrition and health in recent years. You can tap into their knowledge to help guide you in your new
healthier living quest.
Do you think that hiring a personal trainer might just be worth the money? And I'm not saying that just because I AM a personal trainer!
If you need:
Hire me as your Personal Fitness Instructor and Trainer
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