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How do I know if I need a Personal Trainer?

Too often, I see people sign up at a gym and disappear within weeks, sometimes even days. Never to be seen again. Some become lazy. Some let other priorities take over. Others just don’t know what to do anymore. All too often, that vision of the fitter, slimmer, and beach-ready you gets blurry as you start to realize that looking and feeling great isn’t as easy as you may have imagined. This, along with a few other signs may be the reason why instead of you quitting, that maybe you just need the help of a personal trainer.

Planning your fitness roadmap!

First off, you need to decide what your goals are. The reason why you’re training, and what you want to get out of the gym and out of fitness. While others may know their motivation (i.e: friends wedding, sporting event), for others, they are clueless as to where to begin. A personal trainer can help with your goal setting plans. Determining how to approach short and long term goals, and keeping you motivated and inspired along the way.

Why did you sign up to begin with?!

For some people, signing up to a gym just so they can continue running on a treadmill or using the spinning bike during the winter months is enough. For others who enjoy the group class environment, maybe a trainer isn’t what they signed up for.

However, if you find yourself losing motivation and not sure why, maybe a consultation with a trainer will help get things back on track. Many people sign up to the gym and after 8-10 weeks on the same basic program, find themselves bored, with a lack of results and not sure what to do next. This confusion often leads to boredom and loss of enthusiasm. We then start to believe our own lies and start making excuses to not train anymore. Things like the commute, time constraints, and any other reason we tell ourselves, seems to take over and before you know it, two weeks of not going to the gym turns into three months and anything you worked for is now gone.

Here are a few signs that maybe you should seek some professional advice:

  • You’ve been on the same program for over 2 months and are getting bored.
  • You started to see great results the first two weeks, but have seen little to none the last 3-4 weeks
  • You are confused about what body parts to train and when to train them.
  • Find yourself barely sore after your workouts
  • Rehabilitating an injury and not sure how to go about it.
  • You are coming back from a surgery that requires special training attention
  • Lacking motivation to get yourself to the gym.
  • You are serious about reaching your goals!

If you relate to any of the above reasons, stop wasting your precious time! Seek a trainers help today!