You might be asking yourself…. Why hire a personal trainer?
It’s simple – a real, in-person, experienced certified personal trainer and/or coach will do more for you than any online fitness influencer, fitness trend or fad diet.
Are you in the same place as you were last year?
Have you struggled to achieve your fitness goals or to stay consistent?
Are you struggling with figuring out what to do in the gym?
Are you struggling with motivation?
Have you wasted money and time on trendy fitness or fads that only lasted a short period of time and didn’t stick?
Did you get injured and are leery about returning to exercise or physical activity?
Do you want to learn how to perform exercises with proper technique, so you don’t get injured?
Do you want to learn how to maximize exercise efficiency and time?
Are you struggling with daily aches and pains?
Do you spend the majority of your day sedentary or sitting at a desk?
If you answered YES to any of the above questions, then you definitely would benefit from the expertise and knowledge of a certified personal trainer. Hiring a SVPT certified personal trainer can create a customized exercise plan, and help you execute that plan so you can achieve your fitness goals, and improve your health to live your best life now and in the future.
If you aren’t assessing, you are guessing. Many of you are doing exercises and programs that just aren’t suited for your lifestyle, body mechanics, fitness level, or goals. This is why many exercise and see no real progress, or struggle to achieve specific goals. Assessments can teach you about the imbalances, strengths and weaknesses in your body and help SVPT personal trainers create an exercise program that is individually suited to you so you can train to your full potential, without wasting time and risking injury.
Knowledge is power. Hiring a personal trainer is an investment into your future self. During your sessions, you will learn the how and why to train effectively, efficiently, and safely. We educate you so you can take away as much knowledge as possible, so when the time comes you can train on your own, and do so with confidence. We expect you to leave the nest eventually, in fact that is our goal, is to have you feel so educated and confident, that you can train on your own. When you leave the nest it means we have done our jobs in teaching you how to train properly.
We can’t do the work for you, but we can help find what motivates you to work. Everyone has their reasons for exercising but we all struggle with training motivation at some point. A personal trainer can give you the extra push and remind you of your reasons when you struggle. You don’t have to feel good to get moving, you have to get moving to feel good. Motivation is created, not found.
Accountability is strongly tied to motivation. A personal trainer can keep you on track with your goals. Life can get in the way, and usually the first thing to be sacrificed is exercise, when really when life is busy and stressful the best thing you can do is move your body. Consistency is the key to success, and having someone to hold you accountable can keep you consistent.
5. Goal Setting
Sometimes we want everything all at once, but that is usually a little unrealistic and overwhelming. Our personal trainers can help you set realistic and attainable fitness goals that are in-line with your lifestyle, fitness level and budget. We meet you where you are at, and map out a strategy to help you be successful.
So now that you know the WHY, learn what you should be looking for in a personal trainer and check out our blog from January 2018 – “What Makes a Good Personal Trainer?” https://www.svptfitness.com/makes-good-personal-trainer/
Shara Vigeant, BA, NSCA-CPT*D, CFSC