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November 19, 2019

6 ways a personal trainer can help you reach your fitness goals

Fitness Personal Trainers

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We all have goals: career goals, relationship goals, financial goals, and fitness goals, just to name a few. Reaching a goal can be made easier by enlisting the help of a professional whose job it is to see you reach your destination. Just like a financial planner can help you reach your financial goals, a personal trainer is there to help you reach your fitness goals. Philly Personal Training is here to share six ways a personal trainer can help you reach your fitness goals.

1. Accountability

The most basic responsibility your trainer will have is simply being at the gym, expecting you to arrive. Knowing your trainer is there waiting, clients will be much more likely to get out of bed and not skip the gym that day. Your friends may not want to meet you at the gym at 6 am, and there may not be a group exercise class at 3 p.m., but your trainer will be there to help train you on your schedule, no matter what time.

2. Realistic goal setting

We live in an instant gratification society and many want instant results with their fitness program. However, not everything comes as fast as your Amazon delivery. Unfortunately, when results come slow, many get discouraged and quit their fitness program. A personal trainer can help set a realistic timeline to achieve results that will help set expectations and decrease the chance of a program ending in frustration. Unfortunately, many exercisers quit their program before its effectiveness is proven. By setting expectations, you and your trainer can see yourself through the full program and experience the full potential.

3. Personalized programs

You’re unique. You have different injuries, different experience levels, and maybe different goals than the average person. So how can you expect to see great results from a program that was made for the masses? A personal trainer’s job is to create a fitness program specifically for you, so the workouts will be catered to your goals, injuries, starting point, and more. For example, if you have a knee injury, your personal trainer may not perform heavy squats or an array of high impact jumping exercises that may exacerbate the issue. By personalizing your fitness program, you’ll be able to achieve results not possible with out-of-the-box fitness programs.

4. More efficient workouts

When most people work out on their own, they take long breaks that are filled with walking back and forth to the water fountain, checking their phone, changing their music, and more time-wasting activities. Instead of taking long rests and checking your phone, your trainer will keep you on task and only give the required rest times in between sets to optimize your workout. There also won’t be any wasted time thinking about what exercise to do next since your trainer will already have a plan.

5. Challenging (but safe) workouts

Not only does your personal trainer know when to push you harder to get the results you want, they can do so while keeping you safe from injury. You may know you can do more weight on an exercise, but how much more is safe? You may also know an exercise is getting too easy, but how do you make that exercise more difficult while also not injuring yourself? Your personal trainer will know what you’re capable of and safely progress you through your workouts while preventing injury.

6. Perfect your form

You can go to the gym more often, push yourself harder, and perform efficient workouts, but if you’re working out with poor form, an injury could be right around the corner. Nothing derails your progress like spending two to three weeks on the couch nursing an injury. Avoid derailments like this by learning perfect form from a professional. By staying healthy without any injuries forcing you to the sidelines, you’ll put forth consistent effort for a long enough period to see significant results in your program.

Philly Personal Training wants to help you reach your fitness goals! At their convenient Rittenhouse Square location, they offer one-on-one personal training programs from a staff of trainers with college degrees in exercise science, so you can be certain you’re working with an educated, experienced professional. Contact Philly Personal Training today to make the first step towards crushing your fitness goals!

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