Get The Most From Your Personal Trainer Program
Are you thinking of hiring a personal trainer?
The services of a Personal Trainer (PT) can vary greatly, ranging from advice over the phone to moving into your house and being influential in all of your physical activity and the food you eat.
From those of us who don't know what exercises to do, or when to do them, or what to eat for optimum nutrition and minimal fat storage, to
From Olympic athletes to those with an interest in their health and wellbeing - everyone benefits from having a personal trainer, without question. Some may think they are too old or their parents may think they are too young to benefit from having some physical lifestyle supervision, but this is untrue.
It is paramount that older people stay mobile to help with their wellbeing and independence and children need to learn how to look after themselves properly into their adult life.
Like any professional service, you should hire a personal trainer when you are unable to do it on your own.
A PT has taken the time to learn about the body and understands what physical activity is required and how to build fitness and wellbeing safely. Most PTs are also able to provide nutritional advice. There is plenty of scientific evidence to prove that a combination of both of these elements can bring the body back to optimal levels of body fat and muscle or, indeed prevent body fat getting out of control.
Sadly, not every client that employs a PT does so as a preventative measure. A lot of people are out-of-shape, feel uncomfortable and have found that lack of time, knowledge and motivation bring them to the (intelligent) realisation that they need to bring in a professional, before things get out of hand. For those who need a booked appointment to set aside time for exercise in their busy schedule, it need not cost a fortune - perhaps the monthly equivalent of shoes and handbags or a fraction of the alcohol bill? To put a price on your health? Consider it an extremely wise investment.
Once you've made the decision to stop going it alone and have found a PT you engage well with, you both find natural and mutual rapport, it's common to overeat! You've had your initial free consultation, had the beginnings of a progressive and really interesting exercise programme designed for you, have paid for four sessions up front, bought some new exercise gear and suddenly find yourself half-way through a large bag of chips.
Don't panic! You're not the only one. Tomorrow is another day. Pull your head in, be strong and move forward. It's a waste of energy to look back with regret and hold negative thoughts. The moment you're in is the most important one to concentrate on.
Once you're working with a Personal Trainer, you have a Partner and an expert to guide you. You have support and encouragement, a knowledgeable person in the background to help you stay on track and steer you on your journey towards a healthier, happier and longer life, wearing the clothes you want to and feeling comfortable in your own skin.
by: Dan Boys