1. You need to get out of your comfort zone
The reason Personal Training produces such great results is because trainers need to push their clients out of their comfort zone by continuously challenging them. You stop seeing results when your body gets used to a movement or exercise regime. As trainers, we spend a lot of time to work on our training programs so that clients continue to see progress even after years of working with the same trainer.
2. There is an element of obedience
You are required to do the exercises, reps and sets that your trainer tells you to do. You won’t be able to cheat as your trainer will be watching you and keeping count the whole time. So, you will not be able to go lazy on your form, cut short on your repetitions or tell the trainer you are done with your sets when you are not. This does not sit well with some individuals who have made a habit of “closing one eye”.
3. You can’t skip a week or 2 cos you are “just not feeling it”
In personal training, you are required to clock in your weekly sessions. Personal trainers make it a point to clock you into their schedules. It keeps you disciplines and it keeps you consistent. And that is how you see results.
As Personal Trainers, we work with several personality styles. But as fitness professionals, we can only help our clients achieve their fitness goals if they are willing to put in the work. So before looking for a Personal Trainer to work with, ask yourself: "Are you truly ready to take control of your fitness regime?"
Author: Suba Day
Hi, I am a Personal Trainer and my blog posts are based on questions my clients tend to ask me.