Competitive sports, celebrities, and other highly successful people hire an “in-person” or “online” diet coach and personal trainer for a single reason: IT WORKS.
So many people identifying the value of a professional coach have turned to personal trainers: to help them move from mediocre to excellence in their pursuit of health, fitness, and weight loss.
More than 91% of people who start an exercise program quit early – even before their new routine has become a habit, and 61% will give up within the very first week! 1
Why? Because changing your lifestyle is hard. Despite all the infomercials and ads claiming that you can transform your body in 30-days (or 6-weeks at the longest); the truth is, getting fit requires a lifestyle makeover that takes
If any of these components is missing, the odds of success plummet. Dozens of clients with so much potential fail to complete a 21-Day program. Something in their routine changes, and they cannot keep a priority as when it was convenient. As much as we want you to succeed, it will always take YOU to want your success! Communicate with your coach when something changes, and be open to modifications as they become necessary.
The good news is that one component virtually guarantees the continued presence of the other two, and that is support – and support is the heart of what a good personal trainer provides.
A personal trainer helps with the time factor in two ways:
- Finding time in your schedule to actually work out
- Sticking with your program long enough to reach your goals. I always ask for three months of dedication and remaining “coachable.”
Personal trainers support you by looking at your schedule and find ways to make fitness fit. A seasoned personal trainer has much wisdom in time management and is a master at figuring out how to work exercise into even the busiest schedules. He can also design workouts that are both efficient and effective. Finally, a personal trainer can also motivate you to keep going in a session long after you would have stopped were you working out by yourself.
That’s not all
Determination is also an area that a personal trainer supports you in. At the beginning of your new fitness program, you have excitement, novelty, and the joy of discovery to keep you going. But eventually, what used to be fresh and fun becomes old and boring. If determination fades, you will find yourself wandering off track in search of the next exciting pursuit.
- Your trainer will help you keep your determination and
- remind you why you are doing what you are doing
- help you move past obstacles that arise, and he will talk you out of excuse-making
- hold before you the consequences of your choices. He will keep you moving forward
And finally, a personal trainer supports you as your source for practical, step-by-step instructions for building health. Your trainer is an expert in the field of exercise science. While under the tutelage of a personal trainer, you do not have to design your own fitness program, constantly wondering whether you are doing the right exercises in the right way. A personal trainer will create a customized blueprint that will help you achieve your goals.
Hiring a personal trainer is your insurance policy against being another number in the appalling fitness drop-out statistics. Don’t try to go it alone; we all need help.
Position yourself for success by working with a personal trainer and watch fitness and robust health become part of your life.