As the owner of Every body's personal trainer, I know and
understand the importance of working with a personal trainer. However, I can
certainly understand the questions and apprehensions that a prospective client
may have before working with a personal trainer. So how can a fitness instructor
really benefit you and help you achieve your goals?
Far and Away, I believe that the most important factor is accountability. I hear it time and time again with all our clients, that accountability is the most important reason to work with a personal trainer. It's very easy to miss workouts, and by having that person to be accountable to you gain consistency with your plan.
Another common reason given is consistency. Consistency is a very important element in achieving your goals. A lot of times gym-goers will have one good week here, one good week there, and then fall off the wagon. Your body does not thrive on inconsistency, and needs that consistency in workouts. This is where a personal trainer can also help.
Exercise prescription and plan structure is another way an instructor can benefit their clients. Let's face it, although we like to believe we know what we're doing, maybe we don't really know. But having a professional write the plan, you know that you are going to training optimally and not wasting time not seeing results.
Results is probably the most common reason to work with a professional. Exercise is not always the easiest thing to do, and the worst thing in the world is exercising and not seeing results. Results are major motivator which will aide in adherence to your plan. So it is very important to see results and to see them fast. Working with a professional you'll have a structured plan that is designed optimally, and tailored towards your individual wants and needs which will help you see results faster.
So as you can see from the reasons listed above, it is very beneficial to work with a professional.