Ever thought about using a personal trainer? Consider these pros and cons. Is it something you'd consider to help achieve your personal fitness goals?
+ Discipline. Helps you stick to your workout schedule.
+ Know-how. You'll get a quality workout every single training session. + Workout planning. They can help you develop a plan for the rest of your week. + Long-term planning. They'll tell you what you need to do in order to meet your fitness goals. + Experience and knowledge. They'll help you find the specific exercises that are right for you, whether you want to build muscle or lose weight. + Fun. Having a buddy makes working out more fun! Many personal trainers are kind, awesome people who enjoy chatting with their clients. My parents' personal trainer is one of their best friends! + Faster results. Having a personal trainer makes you more likely to stick with your workouts longterm. They'll also make sure your workouts are effective, not just a waste of time. So you'll end up seeing greater results, and faster, than you could have if you were training alone. + Education. You'll learn how to work out, so when you decide to stop using your trainer, you'll be equipped with the know-how to work yourself out better. + Take a break. If you're a parent, or just really busy with a hectic lifestyle, your personal trainer appointment can be a great break from the kids and from the stresses of every day life. For an hour, you get to relax and just concentrate on YOU!
– Time. You'll need to set aside an hour, plus travel time, each week for your sessions – or more if you're doing multiple sessions per week.
– Babysitter. If you have young children, you might have to arrange childcare, which can be an extra cost and inconvenience. Some gyms do provide free childcare – check with yours!
– Evaluating their knowledge. Sometimes it can be hard to tell how knowledgeable and skilled a personal trainer actually is. Some people believe "you get what you pay for." Choose a trainer from a reputable gym, who has an above average knowledge of the human body and how it works. Ask for a list of references and past clients. Have a trial session or two before making a longterm financial commitment. You may need to try a few before you find the best trainer for you!
In my opinion, the pros outweigh the cons! Do you agree?
I think personal trainer is a great investment. The cost might seem a little steep, but if you have the disposable income, you can justify the expense by thinking how priceless your health truly is. Living longer, feeling happier and more energetic, achieving your health goals... to me, it's worth forking over a little cash in order to quick start your fitness journey.
What do you think? Would you hire a personal trainer?