Going to the gym isn’t easy by yourself. For many of us we do a long day’s work and when we hit the end of the 8 hour slog, a mental battle takes place.
In the red corner – Is the healthy, motivated, committed exercise enthusiast that put’s on their gym kit and says ‘lets do this’!
In the blue corner – A real tough contender…is your little inner devil inside you that looks at your gym bag and says ‘Nah, go home, put your feet up, slob on the couch and eat a pizza! BALLS to the gym!’. The little devil in the blue corner often delivers a knock-out punch right?
Winners have a coach
With a Personal Trainer the mental battle becomes a little more one sided in favour of the exercise enthusiast in the red corner!
If you’ve booked an appointment, and you’ve committed to turning up, your behaviour tends to follow your intentions! So just simply booking a Personal Trainer can be enough to motivate you into showing up, and once you’re in the gym, no matter how slow you go, you are still lapping those people at home on the couch!
It starts to make sense!
There’s nothing worse than going through that mental battle, putting your gym kit on, going down to the gym floor and suddenly that horrible realisation dawns on you and you say to yourself ‘I don’t know what I’m doing!’.
If you don’t plan your workout, the chances are, unless you really have mastered the art of spontaneity, you’re not going to have a good workout. This is where Personal Trainers step in. A good PT will have your session planned out for you, and it won’t be any old plan that they’ve found off the internet, it will be an exercise plan that makes sense to your life!
A personal trainer is an individual certified to have a varying degree of knowledge of general fitness involved in exercise prescriptionand instruction. They motivate clients by setting goals and providing feedback and accountability to clients. Trainers also measure their client’s strengths and weaknesses with fitness assessments. These fitness assessments may also be performed before and after an exercise program to measure their client’s improvements in physical fitness. They may also educate their clients in many other aspects of wellness besides exercise, including general health and nutrition guidelines.
Qualified personal trainers recognize their own areas of expertise. If a trainer suspects that one of his or her clients has a medical condition that could prevent the client from safe participation in an exercise program, they must refer the client to the proper health professional for prior clearance.