So it’s January 15th and I’m sure most of you have made a New Year’s Resolution that involves weight loss, becoming more healthy or eating cleaner. Am I right? That’s awesome…really. I love seeing people take control over their health and well being. But it’s around this time of January that the bad habits start creeping in. One skipped workout leads to two, one bite of ice cream leads to a Ben and Jerry’s induced food coma… ok that’s an exaggeration but really. I’ve seen the pattern of “newbies” who join a gym in January and end up getting discouraged because their “workout” yielded no results. For the life of me I will never understand why a complete beginner would go into a gym and not think they need guidance. That would be like me going to build a house without any plans or help…crazy isn’t it???? These are the same people who scoff at the price of hiring a personal trainer. They would rather pay for a gym membership and “do their own thing”. It doesn’t work. I promise. If I had a nickle for every time someone said that to me and then ended up failing, I would be rich. I understand that paying $200 is a lot of money but is it really? Wouldn’t most of us drop $200 a month to go out to eat? To buy new clothes? To go for a night on the town? For $200 you are getting a lot more than the 4 hours of personal training you are buying.
You are getting:
Time with a experienced fitness professional
Injury prevention by learning correct form
Increased health and well being
A Workout plan
Starting to lower cholesterol, reduce heart rate and lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes
The list goes on and on. But really, the choice is up to you. If you want to “do your own thing”, go for it. When you come searching for a personal trainer to help figure out why you haven’t been successful, I promise I won’t tell you “I told you so”. 🙂