The weather is getting nicer, society is re-opening, and you are looking forward to crushing your health and fitness goals. This may cause an overflow of momentum and motivation but more often than not, especially when the going gets tough, it starts to fade.
Life gets in the way, you are not seeing results fast enough, the weather sucks or you get sick and/or injured. All of a sudden, you’re back to square one. Here is why hiring a certified personal trainer might be the key to breaking those barriers and helping you reach any fitness goal you desire.
You are less likely to skip workouts if you have made a commitment with someone to show up and even less likely if you are paying for it. No more sleeping in, no more last minute bailing, and absolutely no skipping that last set of burpees.
A study done by the American Society of Training and Development showed that you increase the odds of reaching a goal by 65% when you make a commitment to someone else . Consistently showing up for your workouts will allow you to navigate through the ups and downs of personal change in a sustainable and efficient manner.
At the end of the day, not only will you achieve the results you want, but you will likely hang on to them as well!
See Results Faster:
I’m just going to come out and say it like it is; a personal trainer will get you results faster than if you were on your own. Period. They facilitate this by designing a program tailored specifically to your personal fitness goals (not just anyone’s!) and properly adjust the intensity of each workout so you don’t get stuck in a plateau or end up over doing it.
A study done in 2012, looked at the effectiveness of an online coaching program designed to give specific exercises and intensity levels based on the individual’s specific goals. Participants who followed the program saw results significantly faster than those who continued working by themselves .
Not only will your trainer help you perform exercises correctly, they also encourage you to work harder. When you work harder, results typically come faster. Especially when someone well qualified is guiding you every step of the way.
Help Prevent Injury & Setbacks:
Being in a gym setting naturally increases your risk of injury; especially when performing unfamiliar and complex exercises. Injuries are usually triggered by a lack of education when performing exercises which leads to poor form and improper loading.
Most certified personal trainers have been thoroughly educated on musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics. They possess a high level of knowledge and understanding of how the human body moves and will use this knowledge to guide you through proper form and modify exercises as needed to prevent injuries and setbacks.
A study done by the Norwegian School of Sport Science on the quality of coach-led injury prevention programs showed that there is a significantly lower injury rate in athletes who train with a coach .
Work With A Pro:
Only experienced and regulated health professionals should be programming and supervising exercises for individuals looking to fast track their fitness goals. At Stephen Fitness & Rehabilitation, our trainers are extensively educated and trained to do exactly this.
Contact us to learn more about how we can help you or your loved one become stronger, more mobile and independent in the comfort of their own home!
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