Why You Need to Hire a Personal Fitness Trainer
Do you want a life of more happiness, health and functional fitness? Maybe you just want to have a gorgeous bod or a ripped bod (whatever the difference). It doesn’t matter what your gym goals are – a qualified personal trainer can make them more reachable for you.
Here are reasons why you should consider working with a personal trainer:
You’re a beginner.
Pumping iron is hardly just lifting weighty objects, putting them back on the rack and picking them back up again. You may think you know exactly how it works, but how sure are you? If you have a “workout partner” helping you out, what makes you think he’s giving you the right coaching? Having a friend at the gym is great, but only a professional trainer can teach you how to do things right.
You love the machines so much.
Do you prefer the Smith rack or leg press machine over doing proper squats? Have you never ventured into deadlifting before? Do you often use the pec deck? In the lifting world, old school works best, and old school equals free weights. Machines do serve a purpose, but you should rely on them only for “finishing” exercises.
You focus too much on the bar muscles.
For men, without a doubt, women dig bulging biceps, but that’s no reason to get stuck there. Consider your entire body. A good personal trainer can create an overall lifting program that helps you achieve your particular goals, while also giving you a healthy and high-power body that is attractive to women.
You just love the pec deck.
Some bicep pumps should be okay, but you have to take an all-body approach through multi-joint movements – bench press, deadlifts, chin-ups, rows, squats and overhead press.
You’re getting injured and/or not achieving your goals.
Weightlifting is important. A professional makes sure that you’re lifting properly, so you get maximum results and still protect your joints. You’re not supposed to be flopping around, trying to bench more than necessary.
You’ve hit a plateau or are simply bored.
Even as an accomplished lifter, a trainer can still help you tweak things around so that lifting will stay interesting or exciting.
If you’ve been convinced you need a personal trainer (most people do, especially at the start), don’t go with just any trainer. Look for someone who can provide references and is certified. Not all certifications are created equal though. Some reputable ones are NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America), and ISSA (International Sports Society Association).
Of course, you should also ask about payment. You can usually get a better rate on a package of, say, 10 to 20 sessions. Take note, your trainer’s philosophy should be a match to yours; otherwise, you won’t feel so positive about your training and that affect your results. Lastly, take a look at the trainer. If he’s out of shape, you should seriously wonder why. It’s impossible to get motivated by a coach who himself is unmotivated.
Source: in-home personal trainers