“The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting.” – Plutarch
I used to think I preferred working out alone. I researched exercises online and figured that I had a good enough foundation to get it all done on my own. I felt like I had decent form and if I’m being honest, I didn’t really want someone watching me workout. After years of doing it on my own (with sub-par results), I was gifted a month membership at Honest Small Group Training. A personal trainer? Yikes. Group training? Oh boy.
That month changed my life. It is SO much better with a personal trainer. Here are a few reasons why:
You have someone making sure you’re doing it right
My form felt correct to me…but that was because I was moving the way I usually moved. My body had several muscle imbalances and postural issues and even though it felt normal to me it was completely wrong. This caused pain, injuries and hindered my results. Having a personal trainer teach me how to move properly and correct those imbalances changed the way I moved entirely.
You have someone to encourage and motivate you when you want to give up
A trainer knows just what to say to keep your head in the game when you need it most.
You will work harder when you’re being monitored
When someone is watching you, of course you’re going to add a little zip to your skip.
You don’t have to think
No more research! No more writing up my own workouts! No more thinking! Freeeeedom!!
You will make a new connection or friend
Your trainer will get vulnerable with you, cheer you on, help you reach your goals…they are basically a built-in friend.
They understand and accept your emotions (anger, tears etc)
Trainers know that emotions surface when you exert effort and are pushing yourself to reach new goals. It’s okay! It’s part of the process, you are safe with them and they won’t abandon you.
They’ve studied and done the research (and continue to do so) so you don’t have to
You can trust that your trainers are always continuing their education so they are up to speed on important health and fitness research and evidence based studies. Learning never stops!
They are invested in you and want nothing more than to help you succeed
It is literally their job to help you succeed. They are completely invested in you.
They will tell it like it is and when they compliment you they MEAN it.
They won’t hesitate to tell you the truth. Sometimes your form might need improvement and other times you are impressing the hell out of them….they mean what they say. The studio is named Honest after all!
They can help you change your life.
Personal trainers changed my life. Now go find one to help change yours.
Ultimately, your life is in your hands, but the right personal trainer can help you reach fitness goals that you might not be able to achieve on your own. Don’t believe me? Why not give Honest a try? Your first week is free!