Monday, March 14, 2016

6 Reasons Why Hiring a Personal Trainer Is Worth the Money

Do you want to hire a personal trainer to help you get in shape, but wonder if you should spend the money?

Working with a trainer can push your fitness level forward much more quickly than working out on your own.

Here are six reasons why hiring a skilled personal trainer is a great investment.

1. Trainers provide accountability and motivation

Do you want to face your trainer and tell him/her that you didn’t work out yesterday? Sure, you can get this accountability from a dedicated friend who works out with you, but this is the trainer’s job. He or she has a vested interest in seeing that you complete your workouts.

Also, if you’re paying a trainer, do you really want to slack off and feel like you aren’t getting the most for your money? Money spent is good motivation to work out.

2. Trainers provide expertise

A good personal trainer will watch closely to ensure that you are doing the exercises properly to maximize your result and target the intended muscle group.

A trainer carefully watches and corrects minor mistakes in form. Sometimes the smallest tweak of an exercise will change the muscle that is targeted.

Consistently doing an exercise incorrectly can lead to injury.

3. A trainer will push you just enough

A trainer will push you harder than you will push yourself but keep you from rushing ahead too quickly.

A good trainer knows how to push you beyond your comfort zone and when to stop before pain or injury sets in.

Expert trainers know alternative exercises if you have difficulty with one or if you have an injury to work around. Sometimes a modified version of an exercise is necessary, depending on your fitness level. A good trainer will expertly shape an exercise for you.

4. A trainer helps you identify and reach goals

As you set realistic goals, your trainer helps you to attain them. (S)He encourages you by noticing improvements that you wouldn’t even think about. This is helpful when discouragement tries to set in.

5. A trainer will personalize your workout

Quality trainers know how to customize a workout based on your individual strengths, weaknesses and goals.

6. Trainers can reduce the possibility of injury

An injury can derail a workout program and cause so much discouragement that you could lose momentum and determination to continue. A good trainer will help you to do exercises properly so that you won’t injure yourself.

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