Sometimes Being Your Own Fitness Boss Isn’t Good For You
Bosses usually get a bad rap, but a boss makes sure you get things done on time. They give you the tools to do your job and they don’t settle for “I’ll do it tomorrow” or “I’m too tired.” They hold you accountable, so you stay on track.
Accountability goes hand in hand with fitness too. Sticking to an exercise plan is the only way to achieve your fitness goals, but sometimes it’s difficult to find the motivation and discipline to work out – to be your own boss. This is why you need a fitness boss (aka personal trainer). Regular sessions with a personal trainer provide the structure and boost you need to finally reach your desired goals. But unlike a regular job, it is you that end up with all the profit, not your boss. Profit as in a fitter body, a healthier outlook and tons of self-confidence that will spread to every part of your life. We all could use a fitness boss!
Consider 4 benefits of working out with a personal trainer.
There is a saying among personal trainers – the best exercise for you is the one you’re currently not doing. What that means is, most people tend to do the same types of exercises each time they work out. But there are two problems with doing the same thing. First, boredom is one of the main reasons fitness “do-it-your-selfers” fail at sticking with an exercise routine. Doing the same workout every time eventually gets boring. Secondly, constantly doing the same exercise ignores the benefits of other types of exercise. For example, doing cardio every time you work out, ignores the benefits of strength training, which can help increase your metabolism and help with weight loss. Your trainer will help you establish a routine with plenty of variety. This may include a mixture of cardio workouts, strength training, bodyweight movements, flexibility, and functional training. Variety makes exercise interesting, more effective, and fun!
Motivation and Inspiration
We’ve all been there. After the initial excitement of starting an exercise routine, the newness wears off. We miss days and workouts are cut short. For whatever reason, it can be difficult to find and maintain the motivation to work out. Regular sessions with a personal trainer however can keep you motivated. The one-on-one coaching ensures someone is in your corner, pushing and encouraging, and giving the boost you need. And, the combination of a scheduled time and professional instruction provides the structure that is so essential to an effective workout plan. Sometimes a little more support is all we need!
Tailored Fitness Plan
A frequent misunderstanding about personal trainers is they are like a drill sergeant, yelling, and working you until you’re dead-tired with weightlifting, which couldn’t be farther from the truth. During your first session, an AFC trainer will ask questions to understand you and what your goals are. From there, your personal trainer can set realistic milestones to achieve along the way to reaching your goals. Based on your abilities and limitations, like a nagging injury from years past for example, you and your trainer will build a fitness plan together that is tailored to you. This personalized fitness plan will help keep you healthy while ensuring proper time for rest and recovery, too.
Accountability works together with a tailored fitness plan. Say goodbye to excuses like I’m too tired and I’ll do it tomorrow. A personal trainer will help to eliminate excuses because they are your fitness boss and they expect you to show up on time and ready to work. By helping members stay consistent with their workouts, the “fitness boss” role of a personal trainer is one of the top benefits of working with a trainer.
Start working with a personal trainer today!
Working with a personal trainer (aka your fitness boss) is a proven way to get the results you want. Whether you are starting from scratch or looking to mix up your routines, AFC’s award-winning trainers will motivate you, instruct, and track your progress to ensure you get results.