Everyone has great intentions and highly motivated when they first start out. That’s normal, and that’s great, but the reality is it doesn’t last. At some point, the novelty wears off, at some stage you will lack or lose motivation. So what then? Do we stop, do we give up? Well, clearly not. You will not get closer to your goals and improve your health by NOT going to the gym.
So what to do? In my experience, for many people, engaging a Personal Trainer, either 1-1 or in a small group setting (2-1, 3-1) can make a substantial difference to your chance of success.
It’s their expertise, their guidance and support that you can tap into. It’s their knowledge of the best approach, the key exercises, the nutritional guidance and support they provide that can be the difference, the edge that you need.
The trainers at Infinity have all been established for some time and work alongside Russell closely in order to develop their skills, enhance their knowledge and create permanent results for their clients.
To summarise, they will:
1. PERSONALISE YOUR WORKOUTS
Our trainers create a specific workout plan just for you, based on the goals you want to achieve. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all workout routine that you’d find in a book or a magazine. This personalized plan is tailored to your goals, needs, and allowances for your current physical condition and medical background. They can make accommodations to the program if you have had an injury, bad back or knees, or any other medical / physical issue that needs addressing.
2. PERFORM THE RIGHT TECHNIQUE
It’s all too easy to get an injury if you don’t work out with the right technique. From advice on squatting and lifting weights properly to stretching and cooling down, your PT will make sure you get your body alignment and movements right every time.
If you lack commitment, self-motivation, or just the ability to kick your own self in the pants, a personal trainer could be key to getting your new fitness routine off the ground. When you exercise on your own, it is easier to skip a session here and there or fall off the wagon completely since there’s no one to hold you to account. When you work with a trainer, whether you don’t want to lose the money or don’t want to let them down, you’re far more likely to show up and do the work.
Motivation is often difficult to maintain when you exercise on your own. Regular sessions with a personal trainer create accountability, which is a real motivator to not let down yourself or them. But there’s also something to be said for feeding that part of our brain that craves praise. Hearing a trainer celebrate your consistency, progress, or even proper technique can be a real boost when you feel like throwing in the towel.
It’s critical for long term success that you learn about your training and nutrition as you progress. Sure, you can sit back and allow a trainer to guide you, drive you and manage you, but trust me, you’ll be much more empowered in the long term if you learn as you go. Understanding why things work, why we do certain exercises, why we advise certain foods over others, it’s all information and knowledge. And knowledge is powerful. Learn as you go and become self sufficient.