How to hire an at-home personal trainer for the whole family?
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Maintaining motivation while working out is no walk in the park. Despite the public awareness of the effectiveness of exercise, most people are reluctant to pick up a routine. For some, it is not the lack of motivation to improve their physical fitness, but the absence of time as their workout ritual takes place at the community gym, which they’re lucky to visit once in a blue moon. For those who are committed to keeping up with a gym, it can get expensive to exercise regularly.
Fortunately, one doesn’t need special membership to obtain the benefits of regular exercise. And what’s cooler than bringing the gym home? For many, an at-home personal trainer is an affordable and convenient option. Goodbye to the long hour waits at the local fitness center, expensive monthly dues, and the struggle to get daily workouts in, courtesy of a nine-to-five job.
Hiring an at-home personal trainer has its perks, but to be safe, do some research to know what it entails. Or perhaps, save time by reading this guide.
Why Hire an at-home personal trainer?
At-home personal trainers are convenient for busy people who lack time for exercise and for those who want to avoid public gyms. Starting with the first group, as earlier stated, not everyone has the drive to do push-ups, lunges, squats, crunches, or the plank. It even gets worse when there is no dedicated or personalized training as most public fitness centers take a generic approach — what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, right? Well, wrong.
Then, there’s the second group, those who cringe at the thought of standing next to a sweaty guy (not that there’s anything wrong with that) during the same set of machine-based exercises, or even having the gym’s other clients hear their embarrassing moments. This is where at-home personal trainers come into play. They work one on one with fitness enthusiasts, recommending the equipment and exercises required to build muscle strength and gain endurance. Beyond these, here are some reasons to hire such professionals.
When dealing with a professional at-home personal trainer, a trainee becomes accountable to the professional. No more missing sessions to crack a cold one with the boys or flooding the calendar with several cheat dates and zero exercises. The trainer is there to track each progress milestone and keep the trainee on schedule. This accountability reinforces discipline and produces better results, alongside a healthier person.
Reduced Risk of an Injury
When a trainer is paid to teach, the incentive is always to push the trainee to succeed. But when the sessions are worth a baloney sandwich price, there is often no incentive. In such cases, there are always trainers who push the envelope too far — too fast, too strong, or too often. Perhaps, the meager pay forces them to look forward to the closing hours of the day.
This is a dangerous road to travel. An injury may occur due to a trainer’s careless attitude. Hiring an at-home personal trainer eliminates this danger as they tend to be liable for your wellbeing during training, and thus, more responsible.
A professional trainer at home provides access to diverse workouts that a trainee would otherwise miss at a regular gym. This makes training more interesting, especially for someone who intends to work out all parts of the body. Moreover, the professional can modify training sessions depending on the individual’s progress.
The fact that every session is monitored by a professional adds a sense of accomplishment to each session while pointing the trainee in the direction of achieving long-term goals. Regular gym workouts often reinforce the trainee’s short-term needs, especially when there is no personalized training support. However, with at-home personal trainers, trainees focus on long-term benefits.
Motivation and guidance
At first, beginners may be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of exercise routines they need to know. With a trainer at home, this worry is eased as the professional’s constant presence ensures motivation and consistency. Furthermore, the trainer’s guidance points the trainee in the right direction, helping the latter overcome various challenges in the process. In truth, a trainee in a gym may appear as if they’re just another member of the crowd, while at home, the individual comes first.
How to find the right at-home personal trainer?
Fitness trainers assist people in reaching their goals. However, most people have wild dreams about what they expect from these professionals. For some, a professional personal trainer must possess the body of Poseidon, with eight packs bulging from their torsos. It can’t get more unrealistic than that. Not all personal trainers look like demi-gods. But then, some signs shouldn’t go unnoticed.
- A personal trainer should be an attentive and understanding listener. This professional has no problem hearing a trainee out, especially when it comes to medical history, deficiencies, nutrition, treatments, and even preferences.
- The professional trainer should create an exercise program tailored to the trainee’s situation, including medical conditions and diets.
- This individual should be able to “walk the talk.” A personal trainer who isn’t experienced or dedicated enough to training is in no position to train a client.
- Fitness trainers should share their experience and portfolio to prove that they are the right fit for the job.
- Expectations for the training must be realistic and feasible. There is no shortcut to staying fit and living healthily. Most successful fitness experts have paid the price over the years. And no, the six-packs won’t come overnight. It is easier to accomplish a fitness goal when it is realistic.
- Personal traits, like calmness, enthusiasm, intelligence, patience, and strong character are very important to the job of a personal trainer.
With these viewpoints, people can make the right decision about their fitness trainers.
As people’s schedules become busier, the need for personal trainers at home is more important than ever. They have a profound impact on people’s fitness, health, and wellness. Ultimately, they can help individuals become fit and healthy, as well as maintain a healthy lifestyle.