How Can a Personal Trainer Help You Improve your Fitness Training?
From Joseph, published on 21/09/2017Blog > Sport > Personal Training > Using Motivation to Get the Best Out of Your Personal Training
Where Does Motivation Come From?
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Motivation is key to success when it comes to personal training or going to the gym. There are two ways to define motivation when thinking about our health and fitness. The first is the natural enthusiasm we have for something. You’re naturally motivated to do something because you’re a motivated person. The other is due to necessity. You do something because you have to. The latter might even be the reason why the fitness industry is booming.
Very few people are enthusiastic about getting up at six in the morning and putting their trainers on to go running or cycling. This type of motivation is usually due to specific fitness goals like preparing for a marathon of a triathlon. This type of motivation’s main goal is to improve your performance.
Usually, when we sign up for gyms or health clubs, we tend to overdo it in our pursuit to become healthier. We go to every group fitness class we can, do aerobic exercise every day, and eventually burn out or injure ourselves by using dangerous training techniques. After that, it’s very difficult to motivate yourself to go back.
If you’re not sure how to motivate yourself, you might benefit from the help of a fitness professional in your own home.
You have to work on your motivation (both with and without your trainer). (Source: Tirachard Kumtanom)
Firstly, when you decide to work with a personal fitness coach, you’ll benefit from a professional with a nationally recognised personal trainer certification.
Secondly, you’ll have a certified personal trainer that will provide you with support you need to meet your objectives. Your coach will make sure that you stay motivated.
When it comes to planning your training and establishing your objectives with your personal trainer, you should also make sure you have the necessary motivation. This will affect the amount and intensity of exercises that you’ll decide upon. This is probably one of the biggest reasons to hire a personal trainer.
During your first training session (which is often free), your personal fitness trainer will conduct a fitness assessment. This will help them work out how healthy you are, what sort of equipment you should be training with, what you need to do in terms of strength training, and how far they can push you when it comes to cardio. By knowing your strengths and weaknesses, your personal trainer will also be able to fairly judge whether or not you have the motivation required to meet your objectives during your fitness training sessions.
Having a personal trainer is far more encouraging than the push notifications on your running app!