Should I Get A Personal Trainer?


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Asking Yourself Should I Get A Personal Trainer?

Should I get a personal trainer is something a lot of people ask themselves, especially around the time of New Years. One would think that I would be a tad biased on the subject as I’ve been an Austin personal trainer for over 20 years, but honestly, I’m not. I’ve owned a gym for over a decade now, and after so many years as a trainer and a gym owner, as well as many, many years as a patron of gyms, I know the industry pretty intimately, and would not want to waste anybody’s time, including my own, or someone’s money either, for that matter.

If you’re wondering should I get a personal trainer, I can tell you that your motivations behind the decision are of the utmost importance, be it around the New Year, or any time during the year. Personal training is expensive, a major commitment of your time and energy, as well as potentially dangerous should you not find a qualified trainer.

If you are looking to hire a personal trainer to motivate you, I would strongly discourage it. Motivation for anything you do in life, must come from within, or you simply won’t stick with it. That scenario plays out in gyms across the country every day. You think it’s a grand idea to get in better shape, but you can’t drag yourself to the gym, so you hire a trainer so that you’ll be accountable. If you find it more important to be accountable to a stranger, or one whom you employ, more so than to yourself, you are wasting your time and money.

If you want to get in better shape, improve your health, are fired up, and ready to get to work, then personal training may be a great option for you. A personal trainer is someone you employ to keep you ahead of the curve when it comes to plateaus. The trainer should be well versed in nutrition, as well as be able to read any of your imbalances on the spot, so as to avoid injury to the you. You hire a trainer to learn things you don’t know about health and fitness, as well as to teach you how you personally should be working out to achieve your goals. If you’re an athlete, you would hire a trainer to get you prepared for the upcoming season, circumnavigate injuries, become better, stronger, and faster, or just help you through the current season, etc.

If you are asking yourself should I get a personal trainer because I want to simply lose weight, the answer is no. It’s an awful lot cheaper to clean up your diet a little bit and go for a brisk morning walk on an empty stomach 5 times per week. If you are in the same scenario, and asking should I get a personal trainer to help me lose weight, and I have a thyroid issue, a hip injury, and a degenerated disc in the lumbar region, the answer is overwhelmingly, yes, but only an experienced and qualified one!

You can hire a trainer for a couple of sessions, or make it a years long relationship. Whatever makes sense physically, as well as financially for you, the client. No trainer should ever try to sell you sessions, or offer package deals to lure you in. If they’re good at what they do, you’ll want to come back. If not you, then someone else will, and the trainer will stay busy and be successful. If you answered yes to the should I get a personal trainer question, you can reference this article I wrote about how to chose a good one. You can also reference thishumorous article I wrote about what you should expect from personal training.

Either way, with or without a personal trainer, if you want to succeed with your fitness goals, you’ll have to be consistent in your efforts, both in the gym, as well as at the dinner table, so to speak. A trainer can’t bridge the gap by making a sedentary person lacking willpower into an athlete. They can, however, help that person whenever it is that they are truly ready to help themselves. If you have the right trainer, the sky is the limit.

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My name is Andy Bruchey and I founded Complete Fitness Design over 20 years ago. I specialize in weight loss/gain, including the addition of quality, lean muscle mass, corrective flexibility, post injury rehabilitation, nutrition and sports specific training.
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Should I Get A Personal Trainer?
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Should I Get A Personal Trainer?
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Longtime Austin personal trainer Andy Bruchey dishes honestly about who should consider getting a personal trainer, and who shouldn't.
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