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Should You Use a Personal Trainer?

There’s a reason why celebrities and other highly successful people have coaches and trainers:  IT WORKS.  And this is why so many people have chosen to use a personal trainer to help them move from mediocre to excellence in their pursuit of health, fitness and weight loss.

The Reality

More than 91% of people who start an exercise program quit early—even before their new routine becomes a habit, and 61% will give up within the very first week!1

Why?  Because changing your lifestyle is hard.  In spite of all the infomercials, instagram posts, and facebook ads claiming that you can lose weight and transform your body in 30 days, the truth is getting fit requires a lifestyle makeover that takes

  • Time
  • Determination
  • Support

If any of these components are missing, the odds of success plummet.

The Fix

The good news is that one component virtually guarantees the continued presence of the other two, and that is support-and support is the heart of what a good personal trainer provides.

A personal trainer helps with the time factor in two ways:

  1. Finding time in your schedule to actually work out
  2. Sticking with your program long enough to reach your goals.

A seasoned personal trainer supports you by looking at your schedule and finding ways to make fitness fit.  She will design workouts that are both efficient and effective.  A personal trainer can also provide the motivation that you need to keep going, long after you would have stopped were you working out by yourself.

Determination. At the beginning of your new fitness program, you have excitement, novelty and the joy of discovery to keep you going.  But eventually, what used to be new and fun becomes old and boring.  If determination fades, you will find yourself wandering off track and losing the progress you have already made.

Your personal trainer will help you keep your determination.  She will remind you why you are doing what you are doing.  She will get into your life and help you move past obstacles that arise, and she will talk you out of excuse-making.  An effective trainer will constantly hold before you the consequences of your choices.  She will keep you moving forward.

And finally, a personal trainer supports you by being your source for practical, step-by-step instructions for building health.  She is highly knowledgeable in the field of exercise science.  Working with her will eliminate your uncertainty of wondering whether you are doing the right exercises in the right way.  She will create a customized blueprint to help you achieve your goals.

A personal trainer is your insurance policy against being another number in the appalling fitness drop-out statistics.  Don’t try to go it alone; we all need help. 

Position yourself for success by working with a personal trainer and watch fitness and robust health become part of your life.

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1 http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/42936158/ns/today-today_health/t/tips-make-fitness-last-lifetime/#.T-hd6PXuBmo

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