Whenever someone is first beginning their fitness journey, they often don’t know where to start. After all, most beginners have little to no experience working out. They don’t always know what programs or exercises they should follow in order to reach their goals. Without a plan, they are likely to run into a wall and will fail to achieve their goals.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways for beginners to find a program that works for them. Classes are helpful, as they give you a set program to follow, plus you get the added benefit of working out with other people that are likely beginners, as well. However, sometimes these classes can be daunting. While it shouldn’t matter, many people compare themselves to others when working out, so a group environment can be intimidating.
To get a more focused and separate workout, beginners can always turn to personal training. Not only does it take you out of an intimidating environment, but it places you in a position to get some quality one-on-one time to ensure that your form is correct. Personal trainers are there to give you the knowledge and tools you need to get fit on your own.
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What is a Personal Trainer?
When you begin personal training, you will be working with a certified personal trainer. These individuals are many things. They can be a mentor, a coach, or even a friend, but their main goal is to oversee your fitness program to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge to reach your fitness goals. You can work with a personal trainer in a gym or other fitness facility or a private setting (such as your own home).
More often than not, these trainers have a love for fitness. They are committed to sharing this love with others around them, which is what led them to personal training. It’s this love for fitness that makes them such positive role models for beginners.
Benefits of Personal Training
If you are a beginner, consider working with a personal trainer. Starting your fitness journey can be intimidating. Even beginning personal training can be daunting for many. However, personal training is one of the best ways to ease your anxiety about working out. Personal trainers can help boost your confidence while giving you the skills you need to be successful.
There are plenty of benefits to personal training that you should consider:
Teaches You How to Exercise Safely
When people first start exercising, one of the first obstacles they face is not knowing what to do. More often than not, they have very little experience. They don’t know what exercises to do or how to organize their workouts.
In personal training, you get to learn which exercises are most effective at helping you reach your goals. They will first focus on form before adding weight to ensure you know what you are doing to ensure you maximize the results of the exercise. Not only that, but correct form prevents you from suffering any severe injuries.
The more exercises you learn about (and what muscle groups they focus on), the more confident you will be to work out on your own.
It can be hard to find and sustain motivation whenever you first begin this fitness journey. When you are on your own, no one is there to push you on days when you lack motivation. Even worse, when you don’t know what to do or don’t see results as quickly as you’d like, you can become discouraged. Fortunately, personal trainers can help.
Certified personal trainers give you structure through the form of preplanned workout programs. This structure makes it easy for you to get in there and work. Your only job is to focus on working out.
Even when in the gym, your trainer can motivate you by giving you a more positive outlook on exercising. They can help you find movements and workouts that you enjoy so that you are excited to come back. Once they’ve taught you how to perform these workouts safely, they instill you with the confidence to do these workouts on your own.
When you work out on your own, it can be easy to skip your workouts. After all, you are the only one who knows if you go or not. However, it becomes harder to skip when you have a personal trainer waiting for you. Not only do you not want to leave them hanging, but when you are with them, they continuously remind you why you started this journey in the first place. They are there to ensure you stay committed.
Everyone is different. What works for one person might not work for another. Some people might have bad joints, so they need quality low-impact exercises. If a person wants to get stronger, weightlifting might be their best option. Regardless, each person responds differently to different workouts.
Before you begin personal training, you and your trainer will sit down and discuss what you expect to get from your sessions. They will ask about your medical history, any past injuries, medications, diet, and much more to get an idea of how your body will respond to different activities.
They will take this information to craft a unique training program built around your goals, abilities, and requirements.
Gives You Long-Term Skills
One of the best aspects of personal training is the educational aspect of it. When you first start training, your trainer focuses heavily on teaching you new exercises and the proper forms for them. While they do this to make sure you don’t hurt yourself and get the most out of these exercises, they also do this to give you the skills, knowledge, and resources you need to continue training on your own.
At the beginning of personal training, you’ll meet frequently. As you progress further into your program, the sessions you have with your trainer get less and less frequent. Eventually, you’ll only see them once a week or once every other week. However, through this training, you now have the knowledge and skills necessary to continue working out on your own.
If you are looking to begin your fitness journey, consider personal training. Not only will it help keep you structured and motivated, but it also equips you with the skills you need to continue on your own. Give Fitness Nation a call today to learn how we can help you on your fitness journey.