It can be intimidating to walk into a gym for the first time. Strength training is an important part of a person’s overall fitness. Working with a personal trainer can be a great way to get started and to help you achieve your fitness goals.
For beginners and experienced fitness enthusiasts alike, I offer five reasons why working with a personal trainer can be important.
Teach proper technique
If you don’t know what you’re doing, you might just flail your arms trying to lift dumbbells or use a machine. That’s a great way to get hurt. A personal trainer can show you the proper form and technique of each move so you’re less likely to get injured.
Start a training or workout program safely
Design a program for your body
You might have a prior injury, or you might be dealing with some ache or pain now. A strength and conditioning trainer can design a program to avoid stressing those areas while you still get a great workout.
Design a program to meet your goals
Not everyone has the same fitness goals. You might be trying to add muscle mass. You might want to lose weight or get in better cardiovascular shape. You might want to get more flexible or prepare for your upcoming sport season. The trainer can design a workout program that best prepares you to meet those goals.
Push you harder
We all know the feeling of getting to the point in a workout where we feel we have reached our limit. It starts to hurt, and we feel our bodies won’t go for another mile or another rep. With a little encouragement, a trainer can push us to go a little farther than we can push ourselves.
Make and keep a commitment
If you have an appointment to work out with your trainer, you are much less likely to cancel at the last minute. It’s easy to skip working out after work and a long day. Having a scheduled appointment keeps you on track and not abandoning that workout for the day.