How Can a Personal Trainer Help Me?

Being able to maintain or improve my health has been a priority for quite some time, and one of the ways I’ve implemented is through hiring a personal trainer. It’s definitely one of the best investments I’ve ever made. A few years ago I decided to quit my job and focus on getting in better shape through exercising and dieting. I was determined to turn the tables on aging.

I started researching the subject of fitness and health and quickly realized there were many ways to go about it. There was physical therapy, massage, crash diets, exercising in the gym, running or cycling, yoga, even Pilates. With all these options available how would I know which would be right for me? How would I choose the trainer who would get the job done best and make my goals easier to reach? With the help of an expert personal trainer I was able to start on my plan.

First, I needed to decide what type of personal trainer I wanted. Was I going to get one that taught a specific type of exercise or technique? Would I want help with nutrition? I already knew I wanted to help with increasing my strength and stamina so I needed help with increasing my metabolism and I wanted to lose weight as well.

Once I narrowed down the area of focus for my trainer I then began looking for the right fit for me. A good fit personal trainer for me would have to be a person who was physically fit themselves and who also understood the concepts of fitness and nutrition. I also needed someone who could really get to know me and understand what I was trying to accomplish. I didn’t want someone who would come into my office and act like he or she knew everything I was working toward. I wanted a personal trainer who understood my passion for fitness and nutrition and someone who would work hard to help me achieve my goals.

Now that I know what kind of personal trainer I need, I began looking at programs and facilities that offer these types of services. At first I found it to be quite confusing since there are so many different types of programs on the market. Most of them offered classes in nutrition and fitness. I also had to choose between home-based programs and gym based programs. I had to determine if I wanted an in home personal trainer or one who would come into my office on a weekly or monthly basis.

After some research I decided on a personal trainer who was going to come into my office two or three times a week. I figured this would be the best option for me since I can still do most of the things I love and not have to worry about finding time to drive or take a few minutes of my precious time to drive to and from the gym. Another option was to find a gym that offered a gym membership but a trainer was not on their list of trainers. This is still a great option for someone who has busy lives and doesn’t have the time or money to commit to a gym membership. I did like knowing I had a dedicated trainer who was on call in case of an injury or problem.

After choosing a schedule and committing myself to a program I started training. The first few weeks were really tough since I couldn’t do most of the exercises. This was actually a good thing because it gave me the chance to build up my muscles and learn which exercises were effective. I started getting back into shape and my self-confidence increased.

How can a personal trainer to help me? Now I feel more confident in and out of the gym. I’m spending less time in the chair and I’m having a lot more fun with the exercise program. What do you think?