What is the first thought that comes into your head when you hear the term “personal training”? For some, the idea sounds attractive because they understand it as a way to conquer their motivational shortcomings when it comes to getting into shape; a lot of us are good at starting a workout program, but then fizzle out a couple months into the program right when we are starting to see some results.
Others might just see a price tag associated with the concept of personal training. You might think you are able to afford a gym membership, but paying a personal trainer is just not in your budget right now. Maybe one day it will be, but there are other things that take precedence at the moment.
To that line of reasoning, we want to say (or write, more accurately) two things. First, we hear you; not everyone has the budget for personal training. Secondly, Pro Fitness RI offers cost-effective personal training options. If you are a baller on a budget, we ask that you’d read today’s blog as it’s dedicated to the benefits of personal training. We are of the belief that if something is really important to you, you’ll go for it 100 percent. Our suspicion is that many of our readers could make a bit of room in their budget (stop eating out for workday lunches!) if they need that one-on-one personal training attention.
Top Benefits Of Personal Training
So, without further ado, let’s dive into the meat and potatoes regarding what you stand to gain from signing up for Pro Fitness RI’s personal training program!
See Results Faster
Let’s face the music: without a structured workout program, it’s easy to get stuck on a not-so-challenging cardio machine for forty-five minutes of your fifty minute workout (the other five minutes you spent wandering around staring at different machines, drinking water, and checking your phone).
Okay it might not be that bad, but left to your own devices, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut of failing to challenge yourself sufficiently. It makes sense, too. It’s only human nature to avoid pain. And as the trite, old adage states, no pain, no gain.
Even if you are able to force yourself to work up a sweat while working out, a personal trainer can take that effort and multiply it. They can take that effort and channel it into something efficient and focused; the result of which being improved results in less time. Personal trainers are able to work with you to identify fitness goals and then turn them into a reality. If you have a limited amount of time you can spend at the gym each week, you’ll make the most of it by spending it with an experienced personal trainer.
Help You Define Your Fitness Goals
Speaking of fitness goals, your personal trainer can help you determine which exercises are right for the kind of gains you are trying to make. If you want to add muscle mass, they’ll know what to do. If you want to trim fat and get cut, perfect. Do you want to lose the muffin top, add weight to your lower body, and start training for an Iron Man? Check, check, and check. Personal trainers have the physiological understanding necessary to help you have the correct approach.
Create A Tailored Workout Plan
Once you’ve identified your fitness goals, your personal trainer will work with you to create a personalized workout plan that fits your schedule. Again, not everyone can make it to the gym for two hours five or six days a week, but that doesn’t mean your goals are unattainable.
Likewise, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to fitness and personal training at Pro Fitness RI. On the contrary, our Warwick fitness center treats each gym member uniquely — with their own set of strengths, challenges, and goals. It’s our job to help you maximize your opportunity in a strategic, intentional way!
This is perhaps the most important benefit we will list today. Personal trainers are formally educated to help their clients use correct form while exercising.
Fair warning: once your world is opened up to the right way of squatting, lunging, and performing a host of other exercises, you’ll be horrified by what you see being done in the gym all around you.
In all earnesty, learning proper form makes a big impact in two key ways. First, it ensures you won’t hurt yourself. Having the movement demonstrated for you goes a long way toward making sure you won’t tweak a hammy or develop back problems because you are squatting wrongly. Secondly, performing an exercise with correct form will increase the effectiveness of the movement. As far as we are concerned, there’s not much worse than sweating like a pig, giving it your all, only to find out that you aren’t doing the movement the right way and therefore aren’t receiving the full dividends of your labor. Don’t be that person!
Motivation & Accountability
The final benefit we’ll list in today’s blog has to do with the added accountability and motivation a personal trainer can bring to the table. It’s not a revolutionary thought by any means, but it’s nevertheless an important one. Having a coach will help motivate you on those days you might normally take off. Eyes on the prize! They’ll help you stay focused.
Choose Cranston’s Top Personal Trainers
Pro Fitness RI offers one-on-one personal training to help you increase strength, improve mobility/balance, improve your form, prepare for athletic competitions, and set you up for success in the future.
Whether you’ve never been to the gym before in your life or you are an athlete looking to edge out your competition, our trainers are educated, experienced, and passionate about helping our clients.
If you are interested in learning more about our personal training program and if it’s right for you, we’d love to hear from you! Schedule a free personal training session with us at Pro Fitness RI by filling out the form on our personal training resource.