How a Personal Trainer Can Help You Achieve Your Personal Best

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A lot of people sign up at a gym and work out three or four times a week. They may even go every day if they’re dedicated. A few weeks into their regimen and they begin to get discouraged. They haven’t reached the goals they set for themselves or they don’t notice a difference in the way they look or feel. If this sounds like you, don’t give up. Hire a personal trainer.

What a Personal Trainer Does

You may think you don’t need a personal trainer if you’ve been working out for a long time. It’s a common misconception that only newbies need a personal trainer. Trainers do more than teach you how to use the equipment or how to work out safely. They also help you reach specific goals or set some if you don’t already have a goal in mind.

Personal trainers can also help you break through plateaus or keep a workout more interesting. It’s easy to get burned out on exercise if you do the same thing over and over. Not only do they help keep your body improving through changes in your routine, new exercises can keep your mind challenged.

Set Personal Goals

Even seasoned athletes can get bored doing the same workout every time. They may feel they’ve reached their limit on improvement whether it be how much they can lift or how fast or far they can run.

A personal trainer can help you create personal goals that are relevant to your overall plan. For instance, you may want to run a marathon or triathlon. Your trainer will test your skills needed for one of these races and help you set goals which will get you to the marathon or triathlon.

Perhaps you need to improve your endurance.  A personal trainer will change up your workout so you exercise for longer periods at a lower intensity. They may include days of high intensity exercise or make other changes that will help you reach your goal.

A Personal Trainer is Honest

Sometimes you need someone to tell it to you like it is. A personal trainer will be honest if you aren’t working at your maximum level. They won’t let you slack off without telling you about it. They will also tell you if you’ve set an unrealistic goal. It’s unlikely that you’ll be able to run a marathon in six months if you’ve been hanging out on the couch instead of working out. But you could run a 5K in that time if you make some changes right now.

A personal trainer is your teacher, your partner, your encourager and your conscience when you work out. They help keep you accountable and assist you in setting realistic goals that will make you work harder.

If you’ve never used a personal trainer, you might want to think about trying it out. Let them help you set goals and create a routine to reach those goals as you work towards achieving your personal best.