Why Use a Personal Fitness Trainer?
Using a personal fitness trainer can seem like a very expensive thing to do – perhaps $50 or more to go for a run for an hour! However, this is nowhere near the full story and though hiring fitness trainers an seem dear there is a huge benefit that needs to be considered over the longer term than just what seems to be like paying money for somebody to exercise alongside you.
Many people find difficulty in getting motivated when it comes to exercise. This is a fact – it only needs something happening within your life to distract you and even the best and regular exercise routine can collapse. Some people use excuses like not being able to run before work as they need to get on with their job as soon as they can – then when they get home from work they will have domestic chores to do and by the time they have eaten and put the kids to bed – well the thought of exercise is replaced by a large glass of red wine!
A fitness trainer will focus your effort to do exercise. There is no argument that we all need to do some exercise but it is no wonder that many of us put on weight and suddenly realise that running for a taxi cab is out of the question. We need to do exercise several times a week and we need to do it regularly.
By employing a fitness trainer just for one hour every week you will be enlisting the services of someone who is being paid to take an interest in your health and fitness. They will tell you if you fitness levels are decreasing and your weight increasing. Even if you only exercise with them once a week, which is not enough to keep your fitness levels at a sensible level, you will have to face the issue of your health, with them, at this time. This then will keep it at the front of your mind during the rest of the week.
Good fitness trainers will provide you with a schedule of exercise that they want you to do throughout the week, after your session with them is over. This will include lifestyle hints and tips and be based on a questioning you about your previous weeks efforts along with the activities and performance in the current session. For example you may have reported that you managed to only run once during the past week, but that you walked the dog for much longer every day and also had a swim one evening. The fitness trainer will encourage you to do the things that you like to do more, like walking the dog for example, and remove tasks such as running for 5 miles after work when the nights are dark – not something everybody wants to do!
Hiring a personal fitness trainer can be a very beneficial move for anybody who is struggling to keep up a regular fitness regime. They will make you think about what you are doing – how you are living your life, working, eating, relaxing. Personal fitness trainers are an investment in your life!