Personal Trainers are a Perfect Source of Motivation

It’s the easiest thing in the world to find a good reason not to go to the gym or go for a run, even when your shape and weight clearly say that you need to be doing regular exercise. One of the best ways to get and crucially stay, motivated is to work with a personal trainer.

No longer the preserve of Hollywood stars; personal trainers are very much an established part of the fitness industry and the key to success for many clients.

Whether it’s a post-Christmas tummy, a pre summer holiday tone up or just a general need to get fit and healthy, motivation is one of the most important factors in starting and maintaining a successful fitness regime.

Exercise is no different from any other discipline, one-to-one tuition is nearly always going to be the best way to help you achieve the best results.

Sometimes the obvious physical need to shed some pounds and improve fitness levels just isn’t enough on its own to provide the incentive to head to the gym or out for a run two or three times a week. Alternatively you may have got stuck in a bit of a rut and stopped making any real progress towards your goals. Working with a personal trainer can help in lots of different ways.

Firstly, using their expertise your personal trainer can work with you to create a fitness program that tackles all the issues you want to sort out and set you clear and realistic goals for achieving them.

Whether it’s a program at the gym, or running round the park, your trainer is with you every step of the way to provide you with the encouragement to ensure you complete the sessions. If you feel like stepping off the cross trainer a bit too soon, or finishing your run early, then having someone to encourage you to keep going is likely to mean the difference between giving up and continuing to the end.

Working with a personal trainer means you are in good hands as they will be able to ensure you are working with equipment effectively and safely, or using the correct technique for your running and floor-based exercises and stretches.   They will also be able to judge when it’s right to push you onto the next level therefore helping you to increase your strength, stamina and fitness, while toning up and losing weight. They will also keep your program interesting so you don’t get bored with the same activities.

Of course it isn’t just about cardiovascular exercise, diet is important too and your trainer can advise on the best foods to eat to give you an all-round approach to achieving the best results.

Another good motivating factor is money. Putting it bluntly, if you know you’ve booked and paid for a personal trainer it can make all the difference between deciding to stay at home or getting your trainers on and getting active. No one likes to waste his or her hard-earned cash, so paying in advance for a course of sessions can be a real incentive to turning up for every meeting and ensuring you stay on track and maintain your health and fitness or weight loss program.

For Hive Health Media’s readers who workout, do you think it’s worthwhile to spend money on a personal trainer or not?

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6 thoughts on “Personal Trainers are a Perfect Source of Motivation

  • April 3, 2011 at 1:02 am

    That’s a great idea Audra; hadn’t thought of that before – I’m going to mention this to my colleagues – thanks!

  • March 31, 2011 at 9:03 am

    One money-saving option you can look into is Partner Training. I allow clients to join up with a friend or coworker (with similar fitness goals) and split the cost of each session. This cuts your cost in half while making your workouts more enjoyable AND strengthening your commitment.
    Also, for people who regularly pay a gym membership, yet struggle to get there and work out on a regular basis, they’re not getting their money’s worth anyway….These people in particular can benefit from working with a Trainer and LEARNING ways to work out any time, any where.

  • March 31, 2011 at 12:36 am

    its a good option but expensive, may be handy for celebrities…..but like me i will prefer GYM there we got trainers too and not expensive.

  • March 30, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Very true, personal trainers can motivate you, but how many individuals can afford personal trainers? I think not all can afford.

  • March 30, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    It is absolutely worth it! I’m not just saying that because I AM a Personal Trainer…I hired and worked with a Trainer years ago. The most valuable tool I gained from the experience was the ability to push myself way beyond my comfort zone. People tend to avoid alot of “discomfort” when working out and then wonder why they’re not getting results. Realizing that the burn is a good thing and that failure is not necessarily a bad thing is huge. Developing the mental discipline to embrace the difficulty and put forth real effort is something that I think is hard to learn on your own. I think anyone who has fitness goals can benefit from at least a few sessions with a Personal Trainer. :)

    • May 21, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      I also purchased this DVD at target.This is my first DVD with Jackie, and it won’t be the last. I’m also doing the Insanity DVD’s and its working overall but I really wanted to target my midsection because that is the hardest I’m having in toning and the cardio abs for Insanity is good but I feel is more cardio then anything. After doing the Jackie DVD just once, I definitely felt my muscles working, and even more the next morning. I will absolutely be adding this to my routine. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS!!! LOVE IT!


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