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Hiring a personal trainer is a big decision. It is a money and time commitment for sure, but the pros of hiring a good trainer far outweigh the cons. Here are a few reasons a GOOD personal trainer are worth the money and effort.

1) You Have No Idea What to Do

Being new to a gym and/or fitness routine can be intimidating, especially when you are surrounded by people who appear to know what they are doing. It can quickly become overwhelming with all the information on the internet and most would find it easier to just give up. A skilled personal trainer can educate you on how to work out, how to structure your exercise regimen to meet your goals, and supervise you to keep your work outs within your limits.

2) You are in a Workout Rut

Even the most seasoned exercisers can experience this pitfall. Getting to a point where you are doing the same routine on the same days severely limits your progress and can leave you feeling discouraged. A skilled personal trainer can draw from their specialized knowledge to help you devise different and specific work out plans that will ensure you continue to see the progress you are working so hard for.

3) You are Training for a Sport or Specific Competition

Knowing how to structure your work outs when training for competition is vital to making sure you peak at the right time, and perform at your absolute best. For this specific goal it is good to find a personal trainer who is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). These individuals have specific training and certifications related to maximizing athletic performance and can greatly enhance your abilities during competition.

4) You Have a Specific Illness, Injury, or Condition

Having medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and even neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, does not mean you cannot benefit from a well structured training program. On the contrary, all the evidence proves just the opposite. With a good training program you can actually delay, and in some cases, reverse the disease progression. It is important to know if the personal trainer you are seeking has any additional medical knowledge, such as being a trained physical therapist, before working with them to ensure your safety

5) You Need Motivation

You may know how to work out. You may know all the right things to do. However knowing this doesn’t mean you will actually do it. Having a trainer can make you accountable to someone other than yourself and for some people that is all they need to improve their training and see improvement.

6) You Want to Be Challenged

We are all human, and sometimes when things get tough our natural response is to stop. Doing this during a workout is no exception. A skilled personal trainer can push you harder and faster than what you would do yourself and in the end this will equal more results.

7) You Want Results

In the end we are all going to the gym for a specific reason. Some go for weight loss, others for muscle building, and still others just to improve their general fitness. A good personal trainer can help you with all facets of your routine to help you design and implement a program that can help you reach your goals and keep you motivated. If you are having trouble reaching the goals you have set, hiring a personal trainer is a great investment in your health and yourself, so why wait?

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