For some of us, working out is such a chore. Between work and our busy social lives, going to the gym can be a laborious exercise in itself. That, coupled with the fact that for many gym-goers, they stick to a pretty basic routine of either walking on the treadmill or lifting some weights here and there. However, what about if you want to get serious about fitness? What steps should you take to go from your average Joe to a rippling ubermensch? One fantastic route to take is using a personal trainer. You may scoff at the idea of paying someone to tell you to work out, but there are some great reasons to have a professional help you reach your fitness goals. Let’s look at the ways a personal trainer is well worth the investment.
If you just go to the gym by yourself, no one is going to question you if you skip a day or three. While many of us have grand plans of going every day rain or shine, the sad reality is that going to work out is a slippery slope. Miss a day here and there, and suddenly you find yourself with months between visits. A personal trainer, however, gives you the motivation to make it to your workout session, partly because you’re paying for it, and also because you will be held accountable if you miss it. Having to answer to someone for not going to the gym can be enough for a lot of people to go, just so they don’t have to make up an excuse again.
What are your fitness goals? To become ripped and muscular like a Hollywood superstar? Or maybe just to shed some excess holiday weight? Whatever your goals, a personal trainer will help you achieve them with targeted exercises and, ideally, a menu plan. Because personal trainers are dedicated to your fitness needs, they will be able to tailor your workout, so you maximize your gains with (relative) minimum effort. Doing it by yourself may mean you spend extra time doing exercises that will not even help you reach your goal, which means you’re just wasting the effort.
If you’re in a rush to get that body you’ve always wanted, you may try to take on as much exercise as possible in a short amount of time. However, for your health and safety, this is a bad idea. Utilizing a personal trainer means that not only will you know how to perform the different exercises correctly, but you won’t overexert yourself and wind up pulling something you shouldn’t. Personal trainers have nothing but your health and wellness in mind, so they will be there to push you to your limits while still making everything as safe as possible.
If you’re interested in working with a personal trainer, look no further than A4 Fitness. With personal trainers in West LA and Santa Monica, it has never been easier to find a fitness professional to help you achieve your goal.
Adam & Amanda
We have spent most of our adult lives training and guiding hundreds of people toward better health & fitness. We have created this A4 Blog in order to better educate our friends & members. We will answer any of your health / fitness / nutrition questions as well as keeping you posted on what's new at A4.