Monday, October 22, 2012

3 Reasons Why You Should Get a Personal Trainer

Many people are excited about going to the gym or working out in general, but question whether or not a personal trainer could actually help them get the results they want. If you are feeling a bit skeptical and are trying to decide if you want to spend your hard-earned money on a trainer, here are 3 reasons why you should consider it:

1.  Better metrics- If you want to see real results then you are going to have to spend some time measuring your current state and tracking your progress. One of the biggest benefits to having a personal trainer is that they will stay on top of all of your metrics for you. You just have to show up and do what they say. They’ll take your baseline measurements, record your weekly progress, and adjust your workouts accordingly.
2.  Customized workout- Every single person on this planet is unique, just like a snowflake. This means that we all need workouts that are tailored to our body types and to our needs. Think of a personal trainer as having a private tutor in school. They will work with you one-on-one to help you progress at your on rate. Whether you are recovering from hip surgery and need to strengthen your joints slowly, or are working to make the football team, a personal trainer can help you develop a workout plan that is right for you. The best part about personal training is that after a few months you’ll be able to get a good feel for what types of things you should be doing and you can continue to do them on your own.
3.  Hands-on help- If you are wondering whether or not a personal trainer is right for you, you should think about all the hands-on help that you will get with a trainer. When you are really pushing yourself to new levels it is important to have someone with you in case you aren’t able to handle the weight you are working with. When you have a personal trainer they will be by your side every step of the way, to not only give you encouragement, but also to help you if you get stuck with a weight that you can’t lift. There is nothing worse than trying to lift something that is too heavy, or getting exhausted during one last rep and having no one around to help you out. The personal trainer can give you the helping hand that you need to push your muscles to exhaustion every time so that you can stimulate new muscle growth. 

Micah is a freelance writer for Phoenix property management agency, RPM East Valley. 

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