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A debate has been going on in the fitness space for the longest time:
Are personal trainers worth it or not?
On the one hand, you’ve got people who swear by guidance and tout the idea of personal training because it serves to give us a fast and productive start with training.
On the other hand, you’ve got those who suggest that personal training is nothing but a waste of money. After all, we have all of the information available to us, so why even bother paying someone for it?
The Truth About Information
It’s true – all of the information you’ll ever need to achieve exceptional fitness results is on the internet, and you can get it for free.
Only there is a problem:
There are millions of articles, videos, and books out there. Picking everything apart and taking the useful from this literal sea of information is nearly impossible.
So, you can go about learning yourself, and you most certainly can achieve excellent results in the long run. But, before you get to that point, you’ll have to go through a significant amount of trial and error, wasting lots of effort, time, and money.
Plus, there is also the inherent danger of information overload. With so much information available and so many contradicting opinions, it’s easy for a beginner to become paralyzed and not know what direction to take.
Personal Training and How It Affects Us
If you’ve read the previous point carefully, you might be thinking:
“Here it comes – the pitch for personal training services.”
No. The previous point certainly wasn’t about bashing the self-learners’ path because there is merit to it. And this point isn’t about praising personal training. All we want to do is give you factual information that will allow you to make more informed decisions for yourself.
With that said, a good personal trainer can significantly impact your athletic ability and weight loss efforts. For one, a good personal trainer will be able to look at your unique situation objectively and provide you with the best possible plan of action.
When we train ourselves, we often go about it emotionally and based on what we feel like doing, which is typically not the most optimal path. Personal training takes the emotion out of the equation and instead helps us figure out what the best course of action is for our specific goals.
Personal training is also great for developing athletic abilities because your coach can look at you from the side and see where you might need improvements. This is also difficult to see for yourself unless you’re into the habit of filming yourself from various angles as you train.
Another often overlooked benefit of personal training is accountability. Take, for example, weight loss. Many people give up on that goal because they lack the accountability factor. If nobody expects you to follow through, you’re much more likely to give up when you stop feeling like pursuing the goal.
But, if you know that a coach is waiting for your weekly progress update, you’re a lot more likely to do your training and nutrition diligently.
As a whole, a good personal trainer can be of enormous benefit, and they can drastically improve your athletic ability and weight loss efforts.
What’s more, personal training can help you establish better habits and eventually become an independent athlete who can make decisions for themselves.