There’s one thing we all value and cherish in our lives, and that’s our time. The saying “time flies” is true because we are constantly unable to spend time on the most important aspects of our lives.
Important aspects that need our time might include spending time with family and friends, pursuing our goals and keeping fit and healthy. Time management goes a long way to solve some of these aspects.
When it comes to keeping fit and healthy, we just can’t find the time to get to the gym or put in a simple workout.
This is where a personal trainer might come in handy.
Physical trainers can be a solid guide for you to reach your fitness goals effectively.
The education needed to be a personal trainer assists trainers to come up with ways to help clients with time management issues or even personal aspects of their lives.
But the question is: Do I really need a personal trainer?
At the end of the day, having a personal trainer can only be beneficial to you personally and most importantly, to your fitness goals.
In this article, we’ll be going through a few simple signs that indicate you might be in need of a personal trainer.
Let’s get straight into it…
4 Signs You Need A Personal Trainer
Fatigue is just one of those things that creep up out of nowhere. One day you feel energetic and ready to conquer the world, the next you can’t even get yourself out of bed.
But why is fatigue so unpredictable?
Fatigue often hits you when you least expect. This is because we only have limited willpower and working tirelessly for long periods can tire and stress you out.
When looking for advice, you might hear some people suggest to get a regular exercise routine.
But you might ask:
I’m already tired and burnt-out, how is going to the gym going to help me?
This is where personal trainers come in. They know how to design exercise routines that get you pumped up and full of energy.
We all know that exercise puts out endorphins and might even give you a little high to get you through the day.
A personal trainer will likely know this. If you tell them about your fatigue, they’ll start you off with simple and enjoyable exercises.
Simple exercises might include:
- Tai chi
These will be designed to get you out of the stress your mind and body are under.
Speaking of stress, that brings us to our next point…
Poor Time Management
One thing you’ll notice in the fitness industry is that time is of great importance. Personal trainers know that you need to be on top of your game if you’re dealing with clients, especially busy ones.
Designing a schedule and following through is very important in the fitness industry.
You must be wondering:
How is this going to help me when I can’t keep up with demands on my time?
Here’s the thing: We like it when other people respect and value our time.
You’ll likely notice that the trainer keeps his schedule with you and arrives on time and early to your training sessions. This is bound to rub off on you because we like reciprocating other people’s behavior towards us.
In short: We don’t like disappointing those who approve of us.
This will lead you taking to taking the training sessions seriously and getting to the gym on time. The crazy part is that this will leak onto your personal life and teach you to keep to a set schedule and get to meetings on time.
Good time management habits that last!
Demotivation And Low Self-discipline
We all know that: Motivation doesn’t last. Think f a time when you were all pumped up about a personal project you were pursuing. You likely didn’t need a reminder to get the work done because you were motivated enough.
Then there are those times that seem like whatever you do, you just can’t get things done. In most cases, this is due to a lack of motivation to get started.
This is why motivation is so unreliable. It differs from project to project and day-to-day.
One thing you’ll constantly see with personal trainers is the high levels of motivation they have. But what they’ve learned to conquer is their self-discipline, which is typically more reliable than motivation.
A personal trainer knows how to push you to your limits when it comes to reaching your fitness goals.
They can give you that extra push here and there that will eventually prove to your mind that you’ve got what it takes.
In no time, you’ll be able to give yourself that extra push even when you don’t feel like getting started. That in itself is a self-disciplined act.
Poor Eating Habits
If there’s one thing that will hurt your efforts in the gym, it’s bad eating habits. When you’re looking to see results from the work you put it at the gym, there’s no getting around a healthy diet and good nutrition.
Regular sleep and gym time will get you more results in your training goals. Eating everything under the sun is not an option when you’re serious about your fitness goals.
The body needs fuel to feed your body because it is now working overtime to build muscle. A well-balanced diet is an integral part of fitness.
But the problem is…
It’s not as easy as choosing vegetables over pizza.
It has to be a lifestyle change that becomes a habit if you are to see any benefits from the gym.
This is where a personal trainer can also help. Other than making sure you are doing the right exercise routines for your body, a trainer will know how to design your diet plan.
The trainer will take into consideration your time, body type, fitness goals, and budget to draw up a diet plan. This diet plan will be specifically designed for you and will be part of the training you do with your trainer.
Good nutrition goes a long in getting you closer to your fitness goals and a personal trainer will let you know how important this is.
Although a gym membership is a step in the right direction, it does not guarantee success with your fitness goals.
If you notice some of these signs such as chronic tiredness or you can’t keep up with your schedules, It might be high time to look into having a personal trainer.
Although a trainer won’t magically make all your problems go away, they can help build solid confidence to tackle some of the problems you have.
We all know the benefits of exercise, but what makes all the difference is getting started in the first place.
When you have everything under control with regards to your fitness goals, you’ll then see why having a personal trainer help you was a good decision to make.