In today’s post, we’re going to review personal training. It is an industry plagued with thousands of voices saying completely different things about it and we’re going to give you the full run down on what exactly is it, why people pay for it, and help you think about yourself to see if it is something that is worth it to you.
Do people need a personal trainer to lose weight? The truth is absolutely not and every personal trainer will agree with me. The truth is, anyone can lose massive amounts of weight (if needed) or just get rid of their gut without hiring a personal trainer. However, to do this you need to do your research on nutrition, proper exercise form, and journaling your fitness activities. Some people can muster out enough intrinsic motivation they can do it perfectly fine on their own, but some people need the extrinsic motivational push and accountability a personal trainer can provide.
This is where the value personal training comes in. If you need or are just dying to lose weight and you have tried everything on your own and nothing seems to be working, then a personal trainer might be a great solution. The personal training business is proof that when people are “forced” to pay for personal training sessions, they will end up going to workout more than they would if they just paid a monthly gym pass fee. The reason behind this is they don’t want to waste their money and they don’t want to leave someone they made an appointment with hanging, which is actually the more powerful motivator to make each session. Good personal trainers will keep their clients motivated throughout the week via text messages and make sure they are following their nutritional guidelines and home workout recommendations.
During the session, the personal trainer will log your workouts and progress and make sure you’re following an already proven workout system that you don’t have to research or waste time experimenting with random workout plans you find on the Internet. The personal trainer will also keep you motivated during each session and push yourself harder then you ever could on your own. The reason is because we are physically capable of working out harder than our own minds tell us and having a personal trainer workout with you can help break that barrier. This all translates to faster results much quicker than working out on your own.
Depending on how much weight you want to lose or how much muscle you want to gain, massive transformations can be made within just one year. A great way to think about personal training is like this: one year from now, you can either just be one year older, or you can be in the best shape of your life.
Should you get a personal trainer? This is becoming an important question for everybody to ask themselves. According to research conducted by Ace Fitness, working out and eating healthy not only makes you look good and feel good, but it also makes you healthier. This means you will live longer with less physical problems than people who don’t take care of their health or body. If you are already working out consistently and eating healthy, then chances are you are already capable of doing it on your own. However, if you are slightly overweight, not exercising, and not eating healthy, then you would benefit greatly from a personal trainer. Depending on how many sessions you have every week, hour long personal training sessions cost on average of $40-$60 and it is recommended you have at least 2 sessions per week and up to 4 if you want the quickest results.
Where is the best place to get a persona trainer? The most available personal trainers will be from chain gyms such as 24 HR Fitness or Gold’s Gym. However, this is where most beginner trainers usually start out, which means they may not be the most experienced. To get a great trainer, we recommend going to a private personal training center who typically have strict guidelines on their trainers before they are hired. This ensures their services are top quality. A good example of a private personal training center is Next Level Fitness located in Orange County, California. On their website, you can see they don’t sell regular gym passes to the public – only personal training. If you are not in Orange County, you can find a personal training center just like Next Level Fitness by searching Google for “personal training [your city]” and a few options will show up.
The bottom line? Personal training is definitely worth it for most people who are overweight or want a fitness model-like physique. Personal training is not for people who already go to the gym consistently on their own and eat healthy. They can make their progress better on their own by doing more research on exercise techniques and healthy diets.