This Benefit Shouldn’t Be Underestimated . . . Personal Trainers Hold You Accountable.
Why did you invest in a personal trainer? Was it . . .
“I needed to lose weight,”
“I wanted to get stronger,”
“To prepare for a certain athletic or life event,” or
“Just to be healthier and feel fit.”
All great reasons because as personal trainers we provide exercise plans that are specific to your goals. We help you keep correct form and ensure you’re performing exercises safely, and give you guidance on what to eat or other healthy habits. However, there’s something else that a personal trainer provides that might be the ultimate benefit: accountability.
I have worked with Lori Ireland as her trainer for over 20 years. She will be the first one to tell you she would not be as consistent or as thorough in her fitness plan if it wasn’t for our weekly appointments. Not only is she committed to her health, she feels committed to me for showing up – it works both ways.
Here are some ways in which a trainer helps you stick to your fitness plan.
Never skip a workout.
Okay, so maybe not NEVER, but once you have committed to your trainer, you’re more obligated to show up. Whether that is at the studio or on Zoom. We are all more likely to keep the commitments we make with others than the ones we make with ourselves. You can also get this kind of accountability from a good workout partner, but with a trainer you get the added benefit of having them expertly guide each workout and overall fitness plan. Not to mention, your trainer has a vested interest in helping you achieve your goals. They care deeply about you and your health, and it is their job, their passion, their livelihood – if you succeed, they succeed.
Most of you believe that investing in your health and wellness is the best money you spend, but let’s face it no one wants to waste hard earned money. Statistics show there is more follow through when services are being paid for – there is more skin in the game, so to speak. Why pay for something that you don’t plan on taking full advantage of, right?
Showing up is only the beginning.
Exercising can be hard work, and not everyone looks forward to a tough sweat session. However, when you have a trainer there guiding you through, you not only get a customized workout that is aligned with your fitness goals, but you also have someone by your side motivating you through every rep! They will ensure you do the right exercises, with the right amount of weight to reach your goals and they should also make it FUN!
Life happens, but we are always here.
Our trainers deeply care about each one of you and that doesn’t end when you leave the studio (or the Zoom session). Your trainer will probably encourage you to adopt other healthy habits and help keep tabs on those as well. How is your nutrition, do you sleep well at night, are you staying hydrated throughout the day, etc. So even when life happens and you slip up, or you fall off the workout train for a little while, your trainer will continue to check in with you and help you get back on track when you feel derailed.
Would you or someone in your life value the accountability a trainer can provide? If so, we would love to help you/them keep their health on top of their priority list.