Home workout routines aren’t always the best route to start a fitness program, but they are far superior to doing nothing at all. I’m not trying to discourage someone from starting any type of exercise program because anything you do to increase your overall movement helps. The best way to start is often with guided workouts. I’m not just saying that because I’m a personal trainer. There are a number of reasons this is true.
When you have a guided workout with a personal trainer, you learn how to do each exercise correctly.
You can watch all the videos you want and you still may not have the proper form. A video simply can watch you back and help you make the corrections. Sometimes just turning your arm the wrong way or breathing when you should breathe out can minimize the effect of the exercise or even cause injury. Not only does a trainer show you how to do the exercise, he or she watches you do it and helps you do it right.
People tend to underestimate or overestimate their fitness level.
If you’ve ever started a program of fitness and went gung ho, feeling pain so bad the next day you could barely walk, you know what I’m talking about when I say people overestimate their abilities. There’s nothing that can stop a program in its tracks quicker than that pain. Other types of people are aware of overdoing, so they often underestimate their ability and don’t get results they want. Fitness trainers identify each person’s level of fitness and design a program specifically for them. It also includes building weaker muscle groups back up to full capacity.
Motivation can wain if you don’t see immediate results.
Personal trainers know the right types of exercises to get the best results, so you’ll often see success quicker. That’s a huge motivation. However, trainers also provide other types of motivation. In fact, just knowing you’ll be meeting with a trainer can keep you on the straight and narrow and get you into the gym.
Trainers can provide a great deal of variety. You’ll never get bored doing the same old routine when you work with a trainer. That’s one reason trainers often use the services of other trainers.
Boot camps are an economical way to get the services of a personal trainer at a far less expensive price than private session. Some people sign up for one boot camp and use what they learn at home. Others continue working out at boot camps, beginning a second one when the first one ends.
If you use the services of a personal trainer, you often can schedule them based on your time and financial situation. You don’t have to meet with the trainer every day and can exercise on your own between sessions with the trainer.
Sticking with a program is the key to success, so whatever you do, whether it’s working out at home or with a trainer, do it regularly and you’ll see results.