By: Jackson Lohr, Sports Performance Manager & Jonathan Durette, Sports Performance Staff
We are constantly bombarded with advertisements for products that we probably don’t need. One thing, however, that we ought to make a priority is our body and our mind. Personal Training is perhaps the most effective way to do this. Here are some reasons you might consider investing in personal training services.
1. Health and Longevity
Many people when evaluating ways to save money will first look at their gym memberships as an expendable cost. It is amazing that so many people think this way.
Let me reframe it for you this way. If you don’t have your health, you have nothing. We only get one body, so we have to prioritize taking care of it well. One of the best ways to do this is through personal training.
Research has shown that exercise has an array of outcomes that improve quality of life and longevity.
For example, most people who hire a personal trainer see a profound benefit in their long-term health, in addition to a decreased injury and disease risk. Subsequently, healthy muscles and joints make daily activities easier and more enjoyable.
Personal trainers can be the most enthusiastic and caring people you encounter. Not only are they there to give you advice on health and exercise, they supply the type of encouragement needed to perform at your best.
As Personal Trainers, our job is to ensure a safe environment that makes exercise more exciting, engaging, and enjoyable.
If you are having trouble getting yourself into a gym or sticking with a program, personal training might be the influence need to get over the hump and achieve your goals.
Commitment to a person or group of people is an essential part of why training is successful. When you know that someone is expecting you to show up, and you’ve put your money behind your commitment to that person/ those people, you’re far more likely to follow through (See Source).
Many people believe they lack the ability to change their physical and mental state, due to past experiences. In actuality, your body and mind has the potential to do amazing things!
Much of this potential can be unlocked through training. As personal trainers, our chief goal is to help you achieve the greatest things of which your body is capable. As you advance through a personal training program, your progress will lead to increased confidence in your abilities.
Numerous studies on the topic have shown that increasing belief in your abilities greatly improves performance. Personal training can help you develop this in an efficient and effective way.
5. Knowledge & Expertise
In the era of social media, sometimes it might be difficult to know what is valuable information. Too many people masquerade as “experts” who are just trying to make a buck. Their aim is not to help you. Their knowledge of the human body and how to care for it is usually minimal, at best.
A knowledgeable trainer, however, can help prepare the best course of action to reach your goals. On top of that, they can alter any aspects of your training to completely satisfy your wants and needs.
Again, “YOU” are at the forefront when it comes to personal training. That’s what makes it “personal”
If you’re looking for personal training services, whether in-person or online, Horizons Edge is a great place to be!