One of the biggest obstacles to staying on track for fitness is losing motivation. People starting an exercise program can find themselves quickly tiring of the same routine. Keeping exercise appealing and maintaining a good fitness perspective is key to long-term success.
If you have to watch the exact same episode of your favorite television show every day for the rest of your life, you would probably be banging your head against the wall by the end of the week. You would change the channel, pick up a book, or do anything you could to avoid something you once enjoyed.
Yet, many people starting a fitness program feel compelled to follow the same routine, day after day after day, and consequently fall off the exercise wagon due to sheer boredom. They also tend to hit a fitness plateau; the best way to keep seeing results while keeping yourself engaged is to mix things up!
This is where your personal trainer or group fitness coach comes in; your fitness trainer keeps your muscle groups guessing and incorporates the workout changes you need to keep seeing results while livening things up so you don’t get bored!
Our fitness trainers are Xperts in customizing fitness programs to each client’s specific goals and needs. They also keep you accountable and inspired by giving you activities that challenge you mentally and physically.
It’s important to note that not all fitness trainers are created equal. They may vary from the different trainings that they have, the health education they have acquired, and the skills that they have learned. Hence, it is important to consider some factors that will determine if a fitness trainer is right for you. Here are some things to look for:
When choosing your fitness trainer, it is important to verify that the trainer is duly certified. If your goals involve specific sports, activities, or competitions like triathlons, bodybuilding, powerlifting, running, or football, it’s important to choose a trainer with experience specific to those goals and activities.
All of our trainer are highly qualified, and many specialize in sports and competition-specific training, youth training, and other specialties. Check out our team of Xpert personal trainers and choose the one that’s the right fit for you and your specific goals and needs!
2. Knows How to Give the Right Attention
A good fitness trainer should know how to provide his or her client their undivided attention whenever their session is going on. In this way, the trainer will be able to focus on keeping their client safe with proper form and technique, and giving an extra push or motivation when needed.
3. Knows How to Track Development
It is best to choose a fitness trainer who knows how to track his or her clients’ progress. This can differ from client to client depending on your specific goals, but certain milestones tend to be most common, including body fat and weight, level of endurance, measurements, race times, strength personal records, and so on. By tracking your development, your trainer can help you avoid plateaus and continue seeing results!
4. Good Personality
Since you will be dealing with your personal trainer often, it is best if you choose a fitness coach with a good personality, somebody whom you can be comfortable with but who will also push you and keep you accountable.