How Personal Trainers Help Us Overcome Common Fitness Fears

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How Personal Trainers Help Us Overcome Common Fitness Fears

Take a moment to visualize your best “fit” or “healthy” self. Did an image come to mind immediately? You know what you want. We all have a vision of ourselves that we wish we could accomplish but don’t because we hold ourselves back.

So what is it that keeps us from making healthier choices? Maybe it’s laziness, fear, or other mental obstacles. If you are smothered with negative thoughts before you even start, it’s difficult to want to stick with it.

We’ve collected the most common fitness fears (yes, you’re not the only one that thinks these things) and broken them down into manageable, bite-size pieces from the perspective of personal training. After all, it’s easier to be brave and motivated when we have someone in our corner.

I’m in such terrible shape, there’s no point in starting.

When people get sick, they see a doctor. The doctor prescribes medications or treatment options to address specific issues or ailments. Personal training is no different.

When you need help getting into better physical shape, you should see a licensed personal trainer. Just like medical doctors, personal trainers work with a wide variety of clients, each with different needs.

Personal trainers can “prescribe” certain workout routines or exercise options to address your specific fitness needs or concerns. The regimen they create makes each workout that much more efficient and precise.

So, no matter what shape you are in, our personal trainers are ready to get you on track to feeling better and stronger.

I don’t have time to get results.

With the world we live in today, more and more people are dealing with chronic stress. It’s easy to allow work, school, kids, or other responsibilities to weigh us down. Going to the gym and trying to think of exercises is often the last thing we want to do before or after a long day. We don’t have the mental capacity.

Personal trainers help lessen the burden. If we can’t or simply don’t want to find space in our already full heads to create a fitness routine, that’s where trainers are a lifesaver.

A personal trainer can take the load off of trying to figure out what you need to do each and every day, inside and outside of the gym, to accomplish your fitness goals.

We all can use a hand, especially when it comes to big tasks like gaining muscle mass, improving cardiovascular health, or increasing body mobility. Having a trainer help you plan and execute workouts as well as organize healthy lifestyle decisions goes a long way.

I won’t be able to stick with it.

There will be days when you look forward to your workout … and then there will be days when you would rather do anything else. Skipping a workout day leads to skipping two days, which leads to skipping three days, and soon you are not working out at all.

Wouldn’t it be easier if we had someone to keep us motivated and accountable? That’s where a trainer comes in.

Personal trainers serve as a mental and emotional boost for clients, especially on days when desire, sense of urgency, and accountability are low. One of the main benefits of having a personal trainer is increased accountability, creating a plan, and sticking with it.

We all get distracted from time to time or lose interest in working toward our fitness goals. A personal trainer helps fill in that gap, wherever needed. A good personal trainer will hold you accountable and believe in you, even when you don’t have the desire or belief in yourself.

Training Fearless

Don’t let these (or other) fears stop you from reaching your fitness and health goals. Our personal trainers are here to motivate, accommodate, and customize a workout plan that is unique to you and your needs. 

Learn more or schedule a consult today by visiting our Personal Training page.

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