Exercising is important to keep our body and minds healthy, however, many of us struggle to incorporate some form of exercise into our lives.
We make excuses; no time, too old, don’t have the right clothing, too tired. The list of excuses goes on and our health takes a backward step.
What is the #1 barrier to Exercising?
The answer is simple: MOTIVATION
Starting and keeping motivated is the main barrier that stops us from maintaining a regular exercise program. Sure, we know we should be exercising – we read everywhere about the benefits of exercise to our health, the growing number of people suffering from obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other health related issues.
Mike and I have a personal trainer Nikki! We have been seeing her for probably 3 years now. We train twice a week with her and I recently overheard Mike talking with a friend and he said ‘I probably wouldn’t exercise if it wasn’t for Nikki’.
Now of course I can hear you say ‘I can’t afford a personal trainer’ but really you should be asking yourself ‘Can I not afford to have a personal trainer?’
3 top reasons why you should invest in a personal trainer
A personal trainer provides motivation and encouragement. They are trained to provide variety in your sessions so you don’t get bored. Nikki usually asks what our goal is for the next 3 months and we work towards achieving that goal.
Having a personal trainer keeps you accountable. Apart from the money you spend for the sessions, you have a regular booking and have made the commitment. You are more likely to exercise and turn up to training because it is scheduled and you have paid for it.
Nikki also sends us a ‘gentle’ reminder text the night before each session.
Personally designed exercise program
I love not having to think about what I’m going to do for exercise. A good personal trainer will design a program specifically for You. They take into account your health, fitness level, goals and mindset.
I love that before each session, Nikki asks ‘how is your body feeling today?’ ‘what is your body telling you?’. Nikki can easily adjust the session depending on the answer to the question. If I want to go hard – we go hard. If I’m feeling a little vulnerable then maybe we have a yoga session.
Mike and I have a combined session once a week and Nikki is able to provide a challenging session for both of us, even though we are at different fitness levels.
Nikki gives us so much more than this. We have built a strong relationship with her and she knows what makes us tick and how to get the best out of both Mike and I during our training session. She is also like a life coach and keeps us on track with nutrition as well as exercise.
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Have you ever had a personal trainer? What was your experience?
In my next post I discuss How to Select the Right Personal Trainer for You.
Let’s Keep Sizzling!