Engaging A Trainer for Your New Year Resolution

Engaging A Trainer for Your New Year Resolution

Well, it is the time of the year again to focus on the New Year’s resolutions. It isn’t too late even though the New Year is just around the corner, but many people start their exercise regime with great enthusiasm and abandon it as soon as they reach Easter.

But you can increase the chances of achieving long-term fitness success if you have a partner with you. Not a life partner (well in some cases it does help in being fit), but a trainer or fitness guide. Before that, you need to keep in mind certain things.

It Is All About Your Readiness

The first thing is to make sure that you are mentally as well as physically ready to begin exercising program. Just inform or consult with your doctor before starting a fitness regimen and make sure you are healthy enough.

Now once you are medically cleared to start, take into consideration your mental readiness. Here it is about how likely you are going to stick with the exercise program when you start. There might be various factors for consideration, but the significant ones are –

  • Have the confidence and trust in your exercising abilities.
  • Get enough support and encouragement from people who are close to you.
  • Take part or do exercises which are in an enjoyable form.

Having A Plan Is Important

Before you begin your exercise program, just answer certain questions. The first one is when will you exercise? Here you need to identify at least three days and times convenient for you and make sure that you are sticking to those days so that you are working out on those days each week.

The next part is what kind of exercise you will do? Now the best kind of exercise is one that you enjoy. Try not to worry about what others are doing. Just go with an exercise which suits you. Select from various activities like cycling, walking, swimming, running, skating, weightlifting, handball, dancing, etc.

The last question you need to think about is how much time you would spend on exercising? Here you can start with less than ten minutes per session. Then slowly build it up to last thirty minutes for each workout.

Just Take It Easy Regarding the Resolution

You should think of the resolution as one of the lifelong commitments of being or having a healthy lifestyle. It will be more successful if you take it easy right at the beginning. Like for instance, you might see individuals exercising at high intensity. However, you should only start with low to moderate-intensity workouts.

There might be people who are training six days a week, but it is alright if you start with three. It is common to see people engaging in various kinds of physical activities, however, a ten to fifteen-minute walk three days a week will be the best thing to start with.

How Personal Trainers Will Assist in Achieving Your Goals?

Right now, don’t think of personal trainers are only for people who want to bulk up and develop muscles, like bodybuilders. Even certain people feel that personal trainers are apt for individuals who want to bulk up like Hollywood stars.

Personal trainers are for any individuals who are looking for the best and effective ways of becoming healthy and losing weight. You need to stop being those people who spend countless hours on the treadmill with the hope that they will get to their fitness goals.

If you hire a personal trainer, you get to develop an individualized plan that is specially designed to assist you in achieving your fitness goals, irrespective of what those goals would be. The best part is that personal trainers will assist dedicated individuals who are working out for a while to break the plateau or difficulty that each person might hint about some time or other.

Well, you do know that the stubborn 10 to 15 pounds won’t budge irrespective of what you do. But with a personal trainer, you can make sure that you will never get to see that stubborn pounds again.

Humans – Creatures of Habits

Human beings are indeed creatures of habit. Often, we crave the routine that is consistent, thinking that it would give security.  When it comes to working out, this desire for consistency and routine will go against us. Our human body is an effective machine adapting quickly to the same routine and workout. Hence, when the body is not challenged it becomes stagnant.

Now if you are very much serious regarding making a good amount of changes to your body, then you really need to modify your routine constantly. With the assistance of a personal trainer, it will be easy, as he or she will be aware of this and will make you do things that you would have done on your own.

Personal Trainer – A Personalized Coach

There is no doubt that a personal trainer will be like having a personal coach as well as a personal motivation speaker. Also, he or she will even be your personal workout experts and dieticians, so it means all in all a complete fitness guide for you.

You need to get over myths that define personal trainers are for individuals who want to get serious about being healthy. It is true that you can’t exercise and develop muscles however, it doesn’t mean you need to bulk up. Well, you can work on the smaller muscles that help in improving your overall body image and make you look toned and lean, not huge and bulky.

Getting the Right Personal Trainer

Finding the correct personal trainer for your fitness goal will assist you in achieving it. For example, if your goal is to lose twenty pounds, get prepared for the next marathon, or master the technique in boxing, etc., a perfect trainer will easily do these for you.

Frankly, it doesn’t matter what your fitness goals are. With an experienced personal trainer, you will be achieving your goals, not their goals. More importantly, such trainers can be huge assistance even for a complete novice who hasn’t been even inside a gym before.

Personal Trainer Will Pull and Rectify Your Mistakes

Now chances are there that you might mix up your exercise routine if you are doing it on your own. There is no harm in trying, but the odds are that you can still end up in the rut again. Ultimately, this might force you to go up with a new routine, and again end up in the rut, finding the reason to avoid exercising.

It is true that no one likes to do boring exercises and even they won’t like not seeing any results for the efforts they take. One thing you might agree upon is that a personal trainer will be one step ahead of you.

They will constantly be thinking of exciting and new routines for you to make sure that things are fresh and challenging to the mind and body. Hence, this will help in achieving your goals. Still, if you are not convinced, just think about whether you can do it on your own.

Key Motivator – A Personal Trainer

Regarding motivation, you need to think about how long you are going to be motivated to stick to a routine. In your day-to-day life, you would have a tough day at your work, where your clients would be complaining, or your boss would be yelling. Sometimes it might be that the flat tire you get while going home or even forgetting to get the takeout as instructed by your wife.

The only thing you would really want to do after a stressful day is to reach home, have a drink and throw yourself on the couch. Well, with the assistance of a personal trainer, you can find out how the workouts can erase the stress from your day-to-day life.

Plus, trainers would motivate you to change into your workout clothes and get busy with these exercises. Also, they would create a fun atmosphere while exercising by injecting some humour so that you can laugh and enjoy the workouts. They would try to make you do the workouts without feeling bored and tired.

Trainers Bring Accountability

One of the most basic and major responsibilities of trainers is to be present in the gym and expecting your arrival. With the knowledge that the trainer is waiting, clients will be more interested in getting out of their bed and avoid skipping the gym.

Most importantly, your friends might not be there at the gym at 6 am and there might not be any group exercise classes at 3 p.m., still, your trainer will be there to assist you and train you as per your schedule irrespective of the time.

Setting and Achieving Realistic Goals (Result Driven)

We as humans live in an instant gratification society and most people are looking for instant results regarding their fitness program. But you must keep in mind that not everything comes fast like Amazon or Flipkart delivery services.

The sad or shocking part is when results come slow, most people get discouraged and quit their fitness program. With the assistance of a personal trainer, you can easily achieve a realistic timeline for getting the required results. This will help in setting up the expectations and reduces the chance of the exercising program ending in frustration.

But many people who exercise instantly quit exercising program just before its effectiveness is proved. When you are setting expectations your trainer and you can see yourself through the whole program and even experience the entire potential.

Benefits of Having A Physical Trainer

1) Consistency

Some might find it difficult to stick with a habit or program. If you have a trainer, he or she will make you accountable and assist you to overcome all the excuses you can use to avoid the commitments to exercise. It will be a lot harder to skip the gym when you know someone is waiting for you.

2) Motivation

It is common for us to work harder in the presence of others. Hence, having a trainer by your side will give the required encouragement, motivation, and energy to jumpstart the routine. With the assistance of a trainer, you can easily set the goals, create the necessary plans to achieve them and celebrate the day when you reach them.

3) Confidence

There is no doubt that a gym can be intimidating. By working with a trainer allows you to be more confident in doing the exercise, using the machine and navigating the facility. After a few sessions, you will be ready to tackle the weight room by yourself. The best part is that the ego boost while exercising will provide stronger self—confidence and self-efficacy, thereby assisting you to stick with the exercise program for the long term.

4) Clarity

Sometimes fitness can be confusing. You might have to process and sort out a lot of details, like eat this, not that. You might even have doubts about whether cardio must be done after or before strength training, etc. With the assistance of your trainer, you can gain credible details and the required direction for your fitness journey. Also, the trainer will make sure that you avoid all the unwanted guesswork so your energy will be directed to achieving those goals.

Getting Better Health For 2020

Well, Christmas is approaching and there is a sudden urge to get into the required shape. Of course, it might be a difficult task with the holiday season filled with delicious dinners and snacks. Sometimes you might have competition with your friends or other family members in being fit and avoiding the excess slurping of the three or four-course meals.

It won’t mean that you should not try. With the assistance of a trainer or exercising life coach, you can make your holiday season and resolution all about being healthy and fit. Go ahead and give it a try.


Saravavan Nadarajan (Vanan)

Vanan, fitness expert and leader at EzFit Singapore, specializes in holistic training—home-based, boot camps, and corporate fitness—with over a decade of industry experience.

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