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Do You Really Need a Personal Trainer?

In this fast-paced and fashion-led world that we live in, how can I lose weight and look good while maintaining a somewhat normal routine? This is a question that many of us find ourselves asking. The best reason to ask this question is so that you remain at least partly focussed on health benefits. Less likelihood of a heart attack or a longer lifespan to me sounds like a far better reason than, I’m going on holiday and want to look good in a bikini. I don’t judge though. If it is a beach body that you are after, as long as you think about the way you attain it, then health is still a huge factor.

So, you have bought all the gear you needed to go for that run every morning, but it is still in the bottom of your wardrobe with the tags on. You got a treadmill but it’s out in the garage folded up against the wall and has barely been used. All this and your gym membership ran out months back, either that or worse, you are still paying for it but haven’t been more than twice in the two years since you signed up. Well, there are things you can do to get started; you are in control of this not anyone else. But help is out there.

One way of taking control of this situation and putting the power back into your own hands is with the use of a personal trainer. When most people think of personal trainers they think of someone yelling at them to go harder and being pushed to the point of breaking. That or bodybuilding where muscles are all that matters. A personal trainer can be so much more than this though. Most personal trainers are simply people with differing levels of knowledge about general fitness. Most personal trainers are also specialised in providing nutritional and dietary advice as well.

Get down to your local gym and speak to a personal trainer, if only to see what type of work-out / diet plans are available and what might work for you. A good personal trainer will tailor make a workout schedule and a dietary plan which perfectly suits not only the type of lifestyle that you live but also one that is specifically designed with your chosen ‘body goals’ in mind. A personal trainer can be a great route to fitness and well-being as their job is to push you that little bit further so as to gain results that you wouldn’t generally see on your own.

A good personal trainer will talk to you to see what type of plan will work for you. They will be firm yet not forceful; motivational and knowledgeable. They will customize a workout and diet plan and will teach you exercises and practices that will keep you excited about losing weight and bettering your fitness.

So if you have tried and failed to do it yourself, speak to a personal trainer at your gym today.

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Thomas Boord-James

I am a 33 year old novelist and musician from London. I currently live in Spain where I work remotely as an article writer. When I'm not working, I can be found either in the kitchen cooking up a storm or in the studio recording.

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