It Takes Two To Make A Thing Go Right: Why You Need A Trainer People work out for all kinds of reasons, the most popular being to lose weight. Others are training for a specific goal, wanting to develop more stamina, or aiming to simply get healthier overall. The conclusion many of them come to is that they can’t do it on their own - at least not as effectively. With two decades of experience, Trophy Fitness has seen thousands of members progress towards better health. Our suggestion for the most efficient way to reach your goals is simple: hire a personal trainer. It All Starts With Accountability One of the best reasons to team up with a trainer is to have someone else to keep you accountable. It’s easy to tell yourself you’re going to jog a mile and then decide not to, but when you tell another person you can expect them to ask if you followed through. The two of you should decide the level of accountability at the very beginning, so the proper expectations are met. Are you going to send them a picture of everything you eat? Let them know how much water you’re drinking? Check in with your cardio minutes? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, so make sure both of you are on the same page. The Personalized Approach You can find a LOT of advice online when it comes to workouts, nutrition and overall health. The caveat is that the same process doesn’t work for everyone, and that’s another place a trainer comes in. They’ll consider things like your unique body type, metabolism, dietary restrictions, previous injuries and a dozen other factors. Your goals are not the same as everyone else’s, and a personal trainer will develop an individualized plan that works for you. When the Going Gets Tough... The (not so) tough get encouragement! Everyone hits a wall or plateau at times, no matter how motivated they are. When that happens, a good trainer can be your biggest cheerleader. They have the wisdom to determine the best way to work through your obstacles and help you keep going. Sometimes they might even see that you need a little tough love, because late night runs for wine and ice cream are a self-created stumbling block. And other times, your workout routine or nutrition plan might need minor tweaks to help you get to the next level. Back to Life, Back to Reality Your trainer knows from experience what realistic goals look like. They know that if you try to do too much, too fast, you can burn out or even injure yourself - so they’ll help you create fitness goals that are challenging yet not overwhelming for your skill level and body type. They know how to push you in order to have a positive impact; change up your routine when needed; and even back off when it’s necessary. If you sprain an ankle, it’s not realistic to jump back into squats and lunges the following day. Want ‘Em? We’ve Got ‘Em! If you’re in Dallas, Trophy Fitness can offer you plenty of options for personal training. Check out our incredible trainers at our Mockingbird, Downtown and Uptown locations. If you’re not in the area, call us anyway - because one of our core values is “It’s always about the people” and we truly believe that. We’ll talk you through what you should look for in a trainer and make suggestions for helping you accomplish your health goals. With some help from a friend, you can get there!
HEALTH IS A TEAM SPORT: WHY YOU SHOULD OUTSOURCE YOUR FITNESS CENTER MANAGEMENT TEAM Are you responsible for helping a group of people stay healthy and/or have access to fitness facilities? We know it can be incredibly challenging to consider everything that goes into designing and successfully managing a fitness center. Fortunately, Trophy Fitness has over 20 years of experience in this area, from operating our own three locations in Dallas to assisting gyms and properties across the nation. We’d like to share what we’ve learned over the years, so you can discover how our services can benefit you and your team. Why Should You Outsource Your Fitness Center Management? Like many areas of life and work, this question comes down to three main issues: time, will, and skill. First, do you have the time to manage a fitness center? Members typically have high expectations (as they should), especially if they’re tenants of a high-end residential or office building. Second, do you truly want to undertake this responsibility? In other words, is it something you’ll happily enjoy or merely endure? Finally, do you have the expertise to run every aspect at the highest level? If you can’t answer yes to at least two of these three questions, it’s probably wise to bring in Trophy Fitness’ specialists in fitness center management. We’re proud to always put people first, and it’s essential that your tenants or employees feel that’s the way they’re treated from the moment they walk through the door. Our managers are committed to giving each member the best experience every time. If You’re Starting From Scratch If you’ve decided your company, hotel, residential property, practice or private establishment would benefit from adding a fitness center, you’re right. More corporations than ever are realizing that these facilities not only help keep employees healthier but can also give them a competitive edge when it comes to attracting and retaining their workforce. Renters are looking for more conveniences as well; nine out of ten new apartment buildings now incorporate fitness amenities. When it comes to brand new facilities, Trophy Fitness has experience with a wide variety of spaces and requirements. We know everything you have to take into consideration for your project to be a success: floor plans, equipment types, ADA compliance, audio/visual needs, lockers, and much more. Ready to discuss building your state-of-the-art fitness center? Contact us for your free consultation today. When the Workouts Aren’t Working Out So you tried to run your fitness center on your own or with another company, and it’s not succeeding as you hoped. We can help in that situation as well, with top-quality consulting services. We’ll take a look at different areas such as your organizational structure and financials, as well as review your marketing strategies and processes across the board. Our professional team will look at all aspects and determine where and how you can improve. Sometimes the fixes are more basic; other times you’ll need a complete overhaul. We’re Here for You At Trophy Fitness, we love what we do and we’re here to serve people. We believe in doing the right thing, with authenticity and integrity, and we expect excellence of ourselves each and every day. As our founder, Kelley Gray puts it, “When I say customer service, I’m talking about every member’s personal experience.” If that sounds like the value you want to provide for your members, we want to work with you! Contact us today and let’s talk about partnering together to build something special.