Why personal training is one of the best investments you will make in your overall health and well-being.

Motivation. Most of us work harder in the presence of others. Having a trainer by your side provides encouragement, energy and motivation. A trainer helps get you set up with goals and celebrate with you when those goals are accomplished.

Consistency. If you find it difficult to stick to a program or habit, the trainer can hold you accountable and help you overcome excuses to avoid commitment to exercise.

Clarity. There is a lot of information to sort out, it can be overwhelming, what to eat what not to eat, cardio before or after strength training? The trainer can help take out the guesswork. 

Confidence. The gym can be intimidating. Working with a trainer allows you to become confident with how to perform exercises, use the machines and navigate the facility. It’s an ego boost to help you stick with your workout program. 

Avoid injury. If you are new to exercise or find some of the movements are painful, it’s worth hiring a trainer to be certain that you are moving in a safe and effective way. Take the time to learn proper technique and improve your results and prevent injury.

Individual attention. When it comes to fitness, each and every individual is different. I cannot stress this enough. From fitness level to life experience. Working with a trainer will set up a program designed specifically for you! Personal trainers put personal in personal training!! 

Training with medical conditions. Exercise benefits for preventing or managing many common chronic conditions, such as but not limited to diabetes, heart disease, hypertension. Exercising with a medical condition requires additional precautions.

Age gracefully. Our bodies change as we age. Perhaps the exercise that you did when you were younger you can no longer perform. The trainer can help you adjust or adapt your program, which will allow you to maintain functionality and strength. 

Fun. Believe it or not, working out can be fun! The trainer can make exercise both effective and enjoyable. Working with a trainer you like and respect can be enough to provide both motivation and gratification and keep you challenged. What are you waiting for?

When choosing a trainer that is right for you, they will guide you through your fitness journey. They will make sure you were spending your time on the proper types of exercises for your specific goals. I ask you to be patient it does not happen overnight it takes consistency. 

“Be patient the day I planted the seed is not the day I eat the fruit” 

Carolyn Waterman is a personal trainer and a group fitness instructor at APEX Health & Wellness.