Ok, so you want to lose weight, gain muscle, get stronger, stay healthy or whatnot, but you don’t know how to go about doing it. I’m sure your first step was to join your local and gym and maybe sign a year or two contract because this will keep you motivated to go to the gym since you paid so much money. In addition to your gym membership you also tried reading (or watching) every book there is on health and fitness, dieting, exercise, and nutrition, but you still can’t seem to get ahead. And with your newly acquired knowledge from books, DVDs, and the answer to Does D-Bal Work? or whatnot, you also implemented all these strategies and techniques into your routine and for some reason, you still can’t get the results you REALLY want.
So now you would probably start asking friends and relatives regarding your ultimate goal and I won’t be surprised if they would recommend hiring a Personal Fitness Trainer to help you. Then right away you see $$$$$$ when you hear the word Personal Fitness Trainer, plus I won’t be surprised if you also heard that Personal Trainers will usually rip you off and most likely get NO results from hiring them
As a personal trainer I see this situation from two sides on why it won’t work; it either the personal trainer really don’t know anything about training (even if he/she is “Certified”) or the client (you) didn’t do everything the trainer told you to do i.e. dieting, working out, changing lifestyle/eating habits.
Anyhow, you’re probably still thinking when will I get to my point on “Why You Need a Personal Fitness Trainer to Help you with your Health & Fitness Goals”? So if you’re the suspicious kind of person and don’t think you need professional help to lose weight or whatnot – I have something for you to think about:
* Financial Impact:
So you think it’s expensive to hire a trainer? Take inventory of all the tools you’ve purchased in an attempt to lose weight. Then add the $$$ on all the diet foods. Specialty foods and supplements i.e. fat burners, carb blocker, low carb food, fat-free food, bars, shakes, organic food, non-fat…etc and also don’t forget the amount of time and energy you put into this goal. So how much have you spent? I bet you could afford a personal trainer with all that money huh?
* Your Health:
Do you really think it’s healthy to experiment on your body with different diets, foods, and supplementation without knowing how to really use it? Plus don’t you think you could also harm yourself this way? Hmmmmm….I’m sure you’re smart so I’ll let you figure that out on your own…
Be honest and think how much time and energy you really spent on trying out these strategies and techniques and often not see the result you really want. Is it worth it?
It’s not that I’m trying to sell myself or any personal trainer to you, but my questions and statements above are things you should consider on why you should hire a personal trainer. And that’s because a professional personal trainer will help you save time, money, and your Health!!! You only have to hire him/her once or twice and absorb everything he/she has taught you and apply that. I’m really big on BASICS and personal trainers should teach you the basics of exercise techniques, diet/nutrition, and lifestyle changes then if you want it bad enough you’ll never forget what he/she has thought you!! In fact – after your services with your trainer will be the best time to learn more about it because you already have a good foundation, you’ll just have to do more research in able to go further once you hit a plateau on your results.
So by now I’m hoping that you would have a bit more trust with personal trainers, but don’t just grab any personal trainer and hire him/her to be your trainer – I also want you to know how to look for a good trainer.
Here are a few things you should consider when looking for a personal trainer:
* Certified Personal Trainer :
ok so they Certified Personal Trainers, so f#$ng what!!?? I’ve seen so many so-called “Certified Personal Trainers” who are in worse shape than the person they’re training!!! Or really skinny “Certified Personal Trainers” who seem to look fit, but they’re just naturally skinny. My point on this is if “Certification” is big with you then go ahead and look for proof of certification, but also consider if they play the part of a “Personal Trainer”. Just because they studied and pass their test doesn’t mean they have the common sense to apply their knowledge in real-life situations, so if they can’t even practice what they preach – WHAT KIND OF SERVICE DO YOU THINK YOU’RE ABOUT TO GET???? So make sure your “Certified Personal Trainer” is in VERY good shape
Ask for your trainer’s age if he/she seems to look a bit too young because I don’t think you want a high school grad or someone really young and inexperienced to be training you.
I’ve seen numerous ads of personal trainers who state that they were former college or professional athletes, some kind of martial arts expert, or military – these are all fine and dandy, but what the hell can they do for you? Former College or Professional athletes had their own trainers, Martial Arts/Military- are you trying to lose weight or learn self-defense and they also have their own trainers. It’s not that I’m putting them down, but what do their experiences have to do with losing weight or health & fitness in general other than they had experience training in that specific field. For experience, you should be looking for trainers who recently or had competed in fitness competitions i.e. bodybuilders, fitness girls, figures these people really know about manipulating their diet, workout/exercise, and lifestyle in able to win shows or to just look the part. You may disregard this and say “bodybuilders use steroids” – if they do, then don’t you think they still have to workout/exercise and diet down to look good? I’m not suggesting for anyone to use steroids, but they’re just mere tools to enhance growth or whatnot and these competitors will still have to stick with their strict diets and workout regimen to get to their desired physique. The bottom line here is that you need to look for trainers that will fit what you need…
Once you have your trainer – I’m sure he/she won’t rip you off and tell you to sign up for 100 sessions…lol. But seriously – I think about 10-12 sessions or 2-3X per week for 3-4 weeks will do. This should give you enough time to notice changes and also learn from your trainer.