Education: Education while exercising is important for two primary reasons. First, if you don’t know which exercises are most effective for your goals, you are unlikely to achieve them. For example, if your goal is to build core strength but you spend all your time doing cardiovascular work, you are unlikely to be successful. Second, education is essential in reducing the risk of injury. People are constantly injured by performing exercises incorrectly, and this can impact their health and fitness long term.
Individual Goals and Requirements: Everybody is unique, and that means everyone’s abilities and requirements are different when it comes to a fitness program. This could be anything from having an old injury that requires special exercises, weaknesses and imbalances, to having a phobia that may impact where or how you work out. A Fitness Professional can tailor workouts to fit your exact needs.
Accountability: How many times have you gone to bed and said to yourself, “Tomorrow I’m going to wake up, go to the gym.” Then you decide to sleep for another hour instead? This is where a Fitness Professional can be critical to ensuring that you commit and stick to your fitness goals. If you’ve made an appointment to meet your trainer, you are far more likely to honor your commitment.
Efficiency: There are two types of people who go to the gym. . . Those who wander in, spend 10 minutes on one machine, then drift slowly over to another. They end with 5 reps of half-hearted bicep curls and walk out. Then there are those who have a plan in mind and attack their workout with a purpose. It’s fairly obvious that the first group will not be achieving their fitness goals unless they get some help and have someone to direct them. If you’re in the first group, then you should be strongly considering the help of a Fitness Professional.
Custom Plans: There are always going to be some exercises that you enjoy more than others. For example, just because you can physically do burpees doesn’t mean that you always want to. A Fitness Professional will be able to tailor your training plan to suit you and what you enjoy, as well as encourage you to do the exercises that are best to achieve your goals.
They workout around your schedule: A Fitness Professional understands that flexibility is important, so they will tailor appointment times to suit you.