With the experience to assess your Fitness Level and accurately design a program that will help you reach your health and wellness goals, a Burn Fitness certified instructor will keep you motivated and on target!
We all need a little help with exercise sometimes, whether we're just starting out or we've been at it for a long time. Still, there are people who shy away from personal training, unsure of what they'll get out of the experience or whether it's worth the money.
There are a number of reasons people work with personal trainers. Some want an individualized program so they can lose weight or get in shape while others simply need to be held accountable for their workouts. No matter what your reason -- a personal trainer may be just what you need to take it to the next level.
Below are some reasons to have a Personal Trainer/Coach:
1.) You're Not Seeing Results
If you've been exercising consistently for several weeks or months and aren't losing weight or reaching your goals, hiring a trainer may be a good choice. A trainer can look at your current
program and eating habits and help you see where you could make changes to create more effective workouts. A trainer can also help you determine if the goals you've set are realistic for you, hold
you accountable for your workouts and help you stay motivated to exercise. You may even find that you are getting results, just not in the way you expected, something a trainer may see more clearly
from the outside.
2.) You Don't Know Where to Start
Knowing how to set up a complete exercise schedule that includes all the activities you need to do - cardio, weight training and flexibility - can be overwhelming. Add the time and knowledge it
takes to choose exercises, weights, reps and sets and you may quit before you even start.
This is where a personal trainer can be the biggest help. Structuring your workout in a way to maximize your time while keeping you within your own limits so you don't overdo it. A trainer can also help you set goals and map out a specific schedule so you know when, how and where you'll fit in your workouts.
3.) You're Bored with the Same Old Workouts
Having a trainer can be a great choice if you need some variety in your workouts. A trainer can bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to challenge both your body and your mind. Even if you just
do a few sessions or meet every few weeks, you'll find it refreshing to have new workouts and new exercise toys to play with.
A trainer can also introduce new ways to exercise - Circuit training, different methods of strength training and different types of equipment you've never tried before.
4.) You Need to Be Challenged
A trainer can motivate you to push past your limits, encouraging you to lift heavier, go longer and challenge yourself more than you would on your own. You'll find it's very hard to slack off with
a trainer standing over you, telling you to do just...one...more...rep! You may even find hidden strengths you never knew you had, which can motivate you even more.
5.) You Want to Learn How to Exercise on your Own
Even if your goal is to create your own workouts and exercise by yourself, hiring a trainer for a few sessions can be a great benefit for learning the right way to exercise. This is especially
true if you want to learn more about the muscles in your body, the exercises that target those muscles and how to do those exercises with great form. Just a few sessions can teach you a lot about
your body, how it works and how to train it in the most effective way.
6.) You Need Accountability and Motivation
Trainers come with built-in motivation. Not only are you investing money into your exercise program...you're investing time as well. There's nothing like a standing appointment to get your butt in
gear for a workout. Not only that, a trainer provides some accountability so, even when you don't have a session, you know your trainer will be asking if you did your planned workouts. Just knowing
that may make it harder to skip your workouts.
7.) You Have a Specific Illness, Injury or Condition
If you have any specific issues like arthritis, heart disease, old injuries, etc., working with an experienced trainer can help you find a program to help heal injuries and avoid any further
8.) You're Training for a Sport or Event
If you're training for a marathon, a golf tournament or some other type of sport or event, an experienced trainer can help you figure out what you need to do to stay strong without taking away
from your other training. A trainer/coach can help create a training program and map out a plan for the coming event.
9.) You Want Supervision and Support During Workouts
Some people know how to exercise and they even know how to do the exercises correctly, but they like having a trainer around for support and supervision. If you're working with weights or need
someone to help with partnering type of exercises, working with a trainer might be a good choice for you. A trainer can spot you during workouts and help you come up with a good training plan for