Hmmm, not so good, maybe?
If you are chugging right along with your goals, then good on ya. You should still read this post, because as I pointed out yesterday, there is a high likelihood your workout needs some tweaking. If you aren’t living up to the expectations you set, not to worry! There’s still plenty of time before swimsuit season, and I can help you find someone to help you.
I’ve already talked to you about choosing a gym, and picking a trainer, but my guess is that a lot of you cruised right on by the trainer post thinking something along the lines of, “Oh, I don’t need a trainer. I used to run track (play football, swim, square dance, whatever) in high school. I know what I’m doing.”
To that I say “HA!”
Look at this guy, who happens to by my husband:
Skinny legs aside, he’s in pretty great shape. You should see his abs. Thankfully the cut-off t-shirt craze has gone by the wayside, and the sunglasses have gotten a little bigger. This photo is a few years old. But I digress.
My point is, he’s in great shape, and is one of the most active, healthy people I know. He still doesn’t really know what he’s doing in the gym. Or, let me clarify that; he could be doing a lot better in the gym. So could you. Which is my point.
Everyone, from novice exerciser to amateur athlete can benefit from at least a few sessions with a personal trainer.
I know your arguments: you’re doing just fine on your own, you don’t want to spend the money, it’s too much money, it’s not worth the money. I understand the money argument, believe me. It’s hard to justify spending a significant amount of cash on a “frivolous” item. Especially when you’re, “doing just fine” on your own. That is, until your knee starts to hurt a little bit every time you do squats, or your weight-loss plateaus, or you want to try strength training but don’t know where to start. Then your workouts stall, and you get frustrated, and you quit going to the gym. Or, maybe you’re like Mike, already fit, but you want to kick it up a notch and try something new.
And so it comes back to the money. Only you can decide what your health and fitness is worth to you. Is it worth as much as your hair color? Your weekly pedicure? Is it worth as much as a couple of happy hours out with the guys? How about a new fishing reel?
I’ll give you the rest of the day to ponder that. Tomorrow I’ll be back with part two, which includes general information on training packages, pricing and how to get what you need out of your sessions.