No matter what your level, or what you want to improve, you can benefit from a coach who specialized in that field. I don’t know a single top performer who didn’t have a coach (or mentor who does the same thing) to guide them up the ladder of success. When it comes to fitness and health, EVERYONE can benefit from having a coach who understands the challenges and needs of attaining high level fitness. A fitness coach can help you set and reach your fitness goals faster and safer, whether youre just starting out or youre a seasoned athlete. As a matter of fact, do you know ANY pro-athlete who DOESN’T work with a coach or team of coaches? Neither do I.
To make it easier to understand all the benefits, I made this quick list of the top 7 beneficial reasons you should hire your own fitness coach and/or personal trainer.
- A Personal Trainer Helps You Set Goals
One of the most important roles of a fitness coach is to help you set realistic goals. Its important to set goals that are achievable and that you can measure. For example, rather than setting an arbitrary goal to “lose 10 kg in 10 weeks” – which may or may not be achievable by many, your trainer will be able to set a specific goal that is achievable and sustainable by YOU – specifically FOR YOU. This is a goal that you can measure and that you will be able to see progress towards.
- A Fitness Coach Will Help You Stay Motivated
A fitness coach can help you stay motivated to reach your goals. It can be easy to get discouraged when you’re trying to make lifestyle changes, but a coach can help you stay on track by providing support, encouragement, and guidance when you need it the most. And guess when you need it THE most? When you are the nearest to your goal. When the going gets really tough is when the coach you’ve hired gets to shine the most.
- A Personal Trainer Can Help You Overcome Obstacles
There will be obstacles along the way to reaching your fitness goals. These obstacles are the inevitabilities of biology. Some obstacles are a matter of more time, and some are a matter of more effort. Rarely, you will find that an obstacle rears it head that is a natural constraint you simply cannot and should not try to overcome. Your experienced personal trainer will be able to tell the difference so that you don’t end up banging your head against the wall trying to find a solution that doesn’t exist.
- A Fitness Coach Can Get You BACK On Track When You Fall Off
The only sure thing in fitness is that you will sometimes crash and burn. Trying to achieve a head-turning body and the 99th percentile of health can be challenging. The reason it is challenging is because we live in a world that is strategically designed to create addiction to pleasure. Not only that, sometimes life just gets in the way and you are too busy to be perfect with your fitness. Not only that, but sometimes life also just gets in the way and you are too busy to be perfect with your fitness. In this scenario the coach can tell you exactly what to do so that you don’t lose any of the progress you’ve made over time working together.
- A Personal Trainer Can Teach You Proper Form and Exercise Technique
A fitness coach can teach you proper form and exercise techniques. This may be the sngle most important reason to hire a personal trainer. Because preventing injuries and getting the most out of your workouts requires an application of high intensity and effort ; which in turn can potentially increase the risk of injury IF form is not perfect. Your small quirks and inefficiencies become magnified at high loads and high efforts, so proper form becomes more and more important the more you progress as a trainee. Your personal trainer wont just teach you the best possible form and technique FOR YOU – if he is competent, like my team of coaches, then they will help you select exercises that are specific to your anthropometry and ability, your goals and needs.
- A Fitness Coach can Help You Maintain Your Results for the Long Term
Whats the point of putting in all this effort if you dont have an equally strong plan for MAINTAINING your progress? In one sense, there is no such thing as maintenance, since we are all victims of times inevitable flow, so you must always strive to fight thermodynamic decay. A good fitness coach like someone at my gym, will give you the map forward and not just leave you stranded at your destination.
- A Personal Trainer Can Help You Enjoy the Process x 10
A personal trainer is your training partner. But a training partner who is never late, never tired, and always motivated to make your session as productive as possible as safely as possible. A coach can help you find ways to enjoy the process of getting fit despite your outside problems. They can help you find exercises that you enjoy doing and get the best results from. A coach can also help you find ways to make the process of getting fit FUN.
So, How do Choose the Right Fitness Coach or Personal Trainer?
Now that you know what a fitness coach can do for you, its time to learn how to choose the right coach for you. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right coach for you.
- Ask for Referrals from Friends
One of the best ways to find a coach is to ask for referrals from people you know are already using a personal trainer and are happy with them. If you know someone who has used a coach, ask them for a referral. You can also ask your doctor or other health care providers for referrals.
- Check Credentials
When youre looking for a coach, its important to check their credentials. The BEST credentials are happy clients – clients you KNOW and trust.
- Read Online Reviews
When youre looking for a coach, its a good idea to read online reviews. This will help you get an idea of what other people think about the coach. You can also get an idea of the coach’s effectiveness.
- Schedule a Consultation
When youve found a coach youre interested in, schedule a consultation. This will allow you to meet the coach and ask them questions. It will also give you a chance to see if youre comfortable working with the coach.
- Ask About Fees
When youre meeting with a coach, be sure to ask about their fees. This will help you budget for the cost of working with a coach. It will also help you avoid any surprises down the road.
A fitness coach can help you in many ways. They can help you set and reach your fitness goals, provide motivation and accountability, and give you the knowledge and tools you need to make sustainable changes to your lifestyle. If you are looking to improve your fitness level, a fitness coach is a great resource to consider.
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There are so many good reasons to HIRE and outsource your fitness. Above Ive just touched on the surface of the iceberg. To truly appreciate and understand the benefits you should do some trial sessions to see if its all Im making it out to be. I think youll be pleasantly surprised!
— Amir S.
Creator of Fission~Fusion~Fitness