There are many people around the country who have ambitious health and fitness goals, but most of them have not achieved any of their goals for a variety of reasons. Some people claim they lack the time to exercise while others do not see the need to bother with a strict workout routine yet they have never experienced any significant results. There are also those who have injured themselves while working out, so they stopped for safety reasons.
It is important to note that in some of our larger urban areas here in Delaware, such as Wilmington and the surrounding areas, a lot of people are in high-stress jobs. This means that in addition to lacking the time to go to the gym to exercise, most people that I’ve coached have told me that they are usually too tired and stressed to think about exercising. In fact, the most logical and most convenient option for many people is usually to hop into one of the local pubs and have a drink after a long day at work.
However, as you might guess (coming from a personal trainer) this is ill-advised since most drinks, such as beers and wine contain a lot of calories, which will exacerbate your weight problem. Instead of going to a local pub or to your home to have a drink, you may want to consider scheduling an appointment with a certified personal trainer (like me!).
What to Know About Personal Trainers
A personal trainer is a professional with formal training on workout programs, nutrition, basic human anatomy and a wide range of other subjects that make it possible for them to help clients to achieve their health and fitness goals. After completing an accredited personal trainer course, successful candidates are usually certified. This means they can start offering services to the public. Since there is still a lot that a personal trainer can learn with time, it is always a good idea to give priority consideration to the most experienced personal trainers. After all, they have learned a lot over the years, so they are able to help you meet your health and fitness goals.
Here in Delaware, our colleges and universities have a number of programs geared to becoming a certified trainer. In fact, if you are interested in such a career for yourself, I talk about that here on my site!
Why Hire a Personal Trainer?
If you have a high-stress job. The last thing you can think about is going to the gym to engage in another high-stress activity. Going home, pouring a drink and settling into your comfortable seat as you enjoy the drink may be the more reasonable option for you. After all, you want to relax and forget your daily stresses. However, you should know that this habit will only worsen your health and fitness levels. If you decide to have a drink, you will most likely wake up the following morning tired, go to work and repeat your daily routine once again. With time, you will be completely burned out. Your productivity at work will reduce and you may become unhappy with your job, regardless of how lucrative the pay may be.
Instead of rushing home to have a drink, you should make a date with your trainer. You can meet at home or at a nearby park. You will only need to change into your gym clothes and trainers in preparation for the date. If you are meeting at home, you can decide to workout in the living room or the back yard. However, you can also decide to workout at a nearby park. If you live near the beach, you can have your workout session at the beach. This means that you will be able to relax and recover from the daily stress of your life as you enjoy the beautiful view at the beach.
Here are a few reasons why you might consider hiring a Personal Trainer
If not for anything else, you should consider hiring a personal trainer to keep you motivated. The main reason why many people rarely meet their fitness goals is the fact that they often get demotivated and quit their workout program. A professional trainer can help you stay motivated throughout the program and make sure you meet your goals, whether it’s improving strength or losing weight. They will advise you on how long it will take to get the desired results and keep you motivated even when things are not going your way. In addition to the encouragement and motivation to stick to the workout program, the trainer will also motivate you in your personal life. In a way, they can be your personal mentor as far as fitness and life is concerned.
- Avoid Injuries
Poor workout routines often lead to injuries. There are many people who have sustained serious injuries at the gym while working out due to a poor routine. Your trainer can help you avoid these injuries by teaching you how to perform different workouts properly and safely. They will also tell you about the safety precautions to observe when performing different types of exercises. In addition to that, they will act as your gym buddy to help you push or lift weights when you have been overwhelmed. This will help you avoid injuries.
When you want to lose weight, improve strength or boost your endurance, you may set unreasonable goals. Since your goals may not be attainable in the time-frame you have set, you may get discouraged and quit the workout program. That is why setting reasonable goals is crucial. Since your personal trainer has a lot of experience in the industry, they will listen to your goals and help you come up with a reasonable workout program that will help you achieve those goals.
- Exercise Instruction
If you are just starting out, you probably do not know any workouts that can help you achieve your goals. For instance, you may not know about high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which has many benefits. You may also not know about sets and reps. Your trainer will prescribe the most effective exercises and demonstrate how to perform those exercises. They will also oversee you training to ensure you perform those exercises flawlessly. It is this type of instruction that can help you meet your fitness goals.
- Flexible Workout Schedule
Most people with high-stress jobs usually have work schedules that are unpredictable. You may find yourself working in the off hours up to 8 pm, which means that you will have little time to get to the gym. The good news is that a personal trainer is available at your request, so you can call them and reschedule your workout session to 9 pm. Alternatively, you can tell them to come to your home at 6 am to help you exercise before you go to work in the morning. With a personal trainer, therefore, you can have flexible workout schedules, which will give you more control over your life.
- Help With Pain Management
If you have a health problem, such as chronic pain in the lower back, heart disease or diabetes. You cannot just exercise as you wish. After all, you can do more harm to your body than good. The beauty of hiring a personal trainer is that they have been trained to handle special cases, so they can help you exercise without exacerbating your existing condition. As far as pain management is concerned, the trainer will help you strengthen the muscles around the affected area to ensure that there is sufficient muscle tissue to support the weight of your upper body. This may help to reduce the severity of the pain.
- Individual Attention
When you go to the gym, the gym instructor may not have enough time to concentrate on your workout or progress. Personal trainers usually take one client, or a small group of fitness enthusiasts, at a time. This means that they are able to accord individual attention to each client.
While the stress at work may bog you down and make life seem less meaningful, exercising regularly with the help of a personal trainer, can give you the energy boost you need to be more productive at work and enjoy life in general. This is because you will have a stronger and healthier body as well as clarity of mind. You will also be more energetic and more lively at all times. That said, a personal trainer may be exactly what you need to counter the stress at work.
Be sure to compare the reviews that you’re sure to find here when it comes to personal trainers in Delaware. You’ll find reviews written by their previous clients on Google and these days, on Facebook as well. This will help to ensure you are hiring a reliable professional with a proven track record of helping clients meet their fitness goals, as well as how they might be a fit for your situation. Be sure to also check whether or not a trainer has been certified before adding them to your shortlist. A comparison of the rates charged by different personal trainers should also be done before a decision is made.
In the meantime, I hope you’ll consider learning more about what I, along with my team can do for you as well! Thanks for taking the time to stop by our website. Hope to meet you soon!
5600 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803