Not everyone needs a personal trainer. However, even the most renowned athletes continue to seek the services of personal trainers. How is this?
It has been said that a personal trainer is like that good angel who sits on your right shoulder urging you towards a healthier and more productive lifestyle.But is this really true or just another fad to get cash off your bank? Many people still need a little bit of convincing on why that extra shilling is worth it. Here are some few key details to help you see why a personal trainer may be a handy addition this year. And if you are the rare type that is already hooked then we would like to hear from you if this piece makes sense. Happy Reading.
One of the great things a personal trainer will bring to the table is motivation. Let’s face it, there are time even the very best of us don’t feel on the A side of things. But day in day out, your personal trainer, is there waiting for that moment when you are ready to die only to ask for ten more of whatever insanity they had you on, still you do it, because they bring out the best in you. So whether it is your first day at training or one in many other days, some motivation is always welcome and so is someone who can do it right.
The key excuse for not working out is of course, time. If this is one of yours then you definitely will do with a personal trainer. Aside from motivating you, a personal trainer automatically requires for you to actually make and be accountable for not only your time but theirs as well. Unlike the gym where you can easily skip out on your ‘not so great’ days, an appointment that will cost you not less than Ksh. 2000 per session, will give the much needed nudge to keep your health first by managing your time better.
3. Program design
This is perhaps the most understood function of personal training. A certified personal trainer is best suited to review your current health standing and design a program with realistic goals in mind and help guide you through your program adjusting as suitable. A program is also essential in ensuring performance and progress that means no plateaus, no boring worn out routines either. A program also means there will definitely be reviews to look forward to every now and then so you can be sure you will be kept on your toes.
4. Expert’s eye
It is your personal trainer’s job to ensure they provide the expert eye on your training. A qualified personal trainer understands the importance of good form in exercise and they will be with you every step of the way ensuring that you get it right always. They will also assist you in setting up various machines helping with the proper functions in which case it is a total win.
5. Nutrition guide
Most certified health coaches in Kenya have covered nutrition within their coursework. Some trainers also go an extra mile and get further certifications exclusively on nutrition. Therefore as an added advantage a personal trainer can also help you with your nutritional needs by helping you draw up a suitable nutritional plan.
6. Specific need
Every person is unique and one size does not fit all, but also you may have a specific need like an old injury and your doctor may actually recommend a personal trainer to help with reforming your muscles, one working at your pace. Or you may have special medical needs to be kept in mind. You may also need a personal trainer if you have other specific needs like rigorous or specified training for an event or for a sport.
7. Goal setting
The most important thing to remember is that your personal trainer, know your body. They probably know it better than you do simply because it is their job to know bodies. Therefore when it comes to setting goals they are definitely better than anyone else. They will set specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound goals that you will definitely put a smile on your face.
You may not really enjoy the atmosphere of a gym or you may be a bit of a free spirit and enjoy some flexibility. Your exercises do not have to be fixed either, especially with a personal trainer. They fit comfortably into your schedule and can help you work out without the need of the gym, come where you are work within your desired atmosphere. It’s definitely like having your dream workout and all through one-on-one sessions.
9. General well-being
Aside from taking care of the body, they can also help with other things in life. It is very normal to hold a conversation between those stretches and to talk about your day, your work, what could be stressing you. So in short they are your unofficial shrinks who actually care about your general wellbeing. Now who would not want that?
10. They are lovely
Finally you will be pleased to know that your stereotypes are absolutely valid. They are mostly attractive people in this field and not only because they keep their health in check but they work on their personalities as well. Their courtesy and positivity will definitely warm your heart. So you can have a super kind eye-candy for an hour about four times a week, challenging you and helping you with your lifestyle choices, sounds pretty amazing don't you agree?