If you want to clean up your eating and get fit, you may think you have to go two places, a Raleigh nutrition center and a gym. You don’t. At least not when you use the services of a personal trainer. Some personal trainers do both. They offer nutritional advice geared specifically for your needs and develop a personalized program of exercise. You not only save the time of going to two different places, you often save money by getting both services from one person.
The programs aren’t your typical one-size-fits-all style.
Trainers learn about you first. Before any type of program, exercise or nutrition, is created, the trainer needs to know more. He or she must learn of any special needs, such as food allergies or intolerances for dietary help or physical limitations that might require modifying a workout for the workout part of the program. The trainer also needs to know your goals. Someone who is trying to lose weight will have a different menu and even a different workout than someone who wants to build muscle tissue. The trainer then assesses your overall fitness of all kinds, identifying weak muscle groups in the process. Only then does he or she design a goal just for you.
You’ll get the best of both worlds and tracking at one location.
By working with one person, you won’t have duplicate services. The trainer tracks everything. If you went to a gym and received guidance, they’d have to track your progress, just like a nutritional program would. That burns up precious time. You’ll build a closer relationship and that means more personalized attention. In many cases, gyms don’t actually provide guidance for exercising and nobody watches to insure you have the right form, like a trainer does.
You’ll learn how to eat healthier.
Rather than just following a diet, you’ll actually get the tools to eat healthier for the rest of your life. While some trainers may give sample menus until you know all the tips and information, ultimately, you’ll learn how to eat anywhere and still eat healthy. You’ll learn how to substitute one food for another, such as brown rice for white rice, because it has more nutritional value and is lower in calories. You’ll also learn to cook differently and even eat more than you do now. Most people find they really enjoy their new way of eating and especially love the fact they can eat what would normally be “forbidden food.”
- As your fitness level improves, the trainer also adjusts the workout to match that improvement. You’ll always be working out toward your maximum potential.
- You’ll get quick results because you’ll be attacking the goal from both a dietary approach and an exercise approach. The trainer expects that and is ready to help you set up your next goal.
- Many personal trainers also provide lower cost options, like group workouts. You get all the same benefits, but at a fraction of the cost of private sessions.
- There’s plenty of motivation when you workout with a trainer. Just knowing you’re meeting with a trainer is motivating enough to get you to your workout, where you otherwise might skip the gym.