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!