One of the major benefits of the YourBestBodyNOW
Program and several other programs like it is that you can lose weight and meet your fitness and weight loss goals
even if you have neither the time nor money to get a personal trainer.
At the same time, if you do ultimately decide to hire trainer at some point,
I want to make sure that you are going about it in a way that will bring you the absolute
maximum benefit. I wouldn't be a good fitness coach if I did anything less.
There's no doubt that getting a good personal trainer has many
benefits, including but no limited to:
- Speeding up the learning curve
- Great source of motivation
- Getting increased results
- Having a training partner to hold you accountable
At the same time, it is a HUGE mistake to simply rely on any old trainer
to help you to consistently get the results that you desire. I can't tell
you how many people pay tons of money for expensive personal trainers
and get little to no results after months and months of working with these people.
To keep as many people as possible from this horrific fate, I've put
together a little check list to help you in choosing a trainer that
is worth your money, time, and efforts.
All trainers are not created equal, so you do the picking
There are a lot of gyms and health clubs who will literally assign you
a trainer when you sign up for the 1 on 1 option. Don't fall for this.
With the time, effort, and discipline that it takes to get great results
for your body---even with a trainer---you want to make sure that you
are getting someone that you are going to be both happy and comfortable with.
You will want to meet several trainers, and may even want to ask a couple of
them for a trial session to get a feel for their coaching style, depth of
knowledge, and motivational skills. It also would not be a bad idea to talk
to some of the members of the gym who are already in great shape and ask
them which trainer or trainers they think knows what he or she is doing. You'll
be surprised at the quality of information that you will get.
Don't Listen to a trainer who does not look
any better than you do
I literally gasp for air everytime I walk into a gym and see a trainer with a
client and noticing that the trainer is in no better---if not worse shape than
the person who is paying them to improve their health and physique.
I mean really, do the math on this one. How can someone who has not
achieved what you want to accomplish possibly help you how to get there?
You wouldn't take investment advice from someone who was broke; you
wouldn't pay for piano lessons from somoene who's tone def; and you certainly
wouldn't ask for tutoring from the class dunce and then pay him to do it.
So why in the world would you pay someone to help you have the body
you want who has not already accomplished it for themself?
One Size Does Not Fit All
Just like you tend to wear clothes that compliment your particular
body composition, there are numerous aspects of working out and dieting
that will cater to making the best out of your very unique body type
and its characteristics.
Make sure that whatever trainer you use is not only knowledgeable of this
fact but makes it a part of your program to evaluate specifically what should
be done to best enhance your body type, not someone else's.
Expect the Unmagical
Rome was not built in a day, and neither will your best physique be.
It is not what you do in spurts, but what you do consistently or a long
period of time that determines what your body will look like and how
well it will function.
Hiring a personal trainer may slightly accelerate your results, and will
most definitely focus them. Nevertheless, a trainer is not the end-all
to your development, and getting what you want out of this will take just
as much if not more work than you would have to put out anyway.
Think of your trainer as a guide and a coach---not the silver bullet
to Your Best Body in 30 days
or less. Just know that as long as you are consistent, your results
will gradually take care of themselves.
Be a Good Student
Once you've picked a good personal trainer who you feel comfortable with
and confident in, LISTEN to them! Make sure to really take advantage of not
only the precious time that you have with them during your workouts but also
to their wealth of knowledge regarding your health and fitness that you can
apply to your life outside of the gym.
Many of the information and techniques that you learn from a good trainer
can serve you well for much of your life as you constantly improve your overall
health and well being.
Whether you are a fitness newbie, or a seasoned exercise buff looking to
take your workout program to the next level, a well selected personal trainer
can be a HUGE benefit to the attainment of your fitness goals. Just make sure
that you are shrewd in your selection of them and that you sponge all of the
good information that you can for yourself. If you truly take on the task of
doing it right, I assure you that you won't regret it.
Your Lifestyle and Fitness Coach,
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Lawrence Cole is a Lifestyle and Fitness Consultant based out of Pasadena,
CA. He has over 10 years of health and fitness experience and designing simple,
effective nutritional strategies to help individuals achieve their personal best
internal health and physical conditioning.