“I workout all the time.” “I know how to lift weights.” “I don’t want to spend the money.” These are all some of the most common responses to the question, “ do I need a personal trainer?” In my experience, the value of having a personal trainer at your side goes deeper than just getting a good workout. Now, this may be bad for business, but you do not need a personal trainer to find workouts. We all live in a day and age where we can go to Google on our smart phones and search for any type of workout we want. But that only helps so much.
When looking up workouts online, how do you know they are the right workouts for you as an individual? How do you know they direct you to perform the correct number of repetitions or weights for your current fitness levels? And finally, how do you know the movements will help you address any mechanical deficits your may have? The answer is simple, they probably won’t answer any of the above questions. Your body has to earn the right to perform certain movements, apply a certain weight and progress in a safe and purposeful way.
Having a personal trainer in your arsenal brings key element to training; accountability, custom workout plans, motivation, correctability. If you have a personal trainer aiding you through your health journey, you will be more likely to stick to your regimen. The extra set of eyes can correct your mechanics and identify deficits within them. There will be more days when you don’t want to workout or eat right than not, but it’s on those days that an extra boost can help get the job done. This is where a personal trainer earns his or her value. It’s the intangibles that will help lead you to success, not the workouts you found on the internet.
With all of these points, I leave you with this, everyone can benefit from having a personal trainer; even me. Yes, that’s right. Me, a personal trainer can benefit from having a fitness professional at my side. If you are looking to take strides in changing your life, seek out professional help. All great athletes need coaches and trainers. All great entrepreneurs need mentors. With guidance, anything is possible
“But it is not true that I am self-made. Like everyone, to get to where I am, I stood on the shoulders of giants. My life was built on a foundation of parents, coaches, and teachers; of kind souls who lent couches or gym back rooms where I could sleep; of mentors who shared wisdom and advice; of idols who motivated me from the pages of magazines (and, as my life grew, from personal interaction)” – Arnold Schwarzenegger