Everyone doesn’t need a trainer to become fit…but you might!
A trainer can be very important.
Can your trainer make you or break you, help you become fit or cause you to quit? Yes.
You may need a trainer to help you get started. You may only need a trainer after you’ve been working out for a year, or when you need to brush up on your form. We can all slide backward. If you work with one, choose carefully.
Assuming you need one, how should you select your trainer? Are there right questions to ask? Our best brief answer is that it can be difficult to select a trainer and assess if that trainer is right for you.
- Ask someone for a referral.
- Ask for a trial workout.
- Look for a female trainer who is “obsessed” with weights.
Get a referral from another female. Look around your gym and ask questions. That’s how you find a new hair stylist, right? You see a haircut you like, and get the stylist’s name.
A trial workout will tell you if your fitness philosophy is in sync with the trainer. She may know fitness but you know you. You may need someone to drill you and push you, demanding “just one more.” The danger is that for some individuals, “just one more” will be “one too many.”
Your personal workout style and taste needs to be respected. When you find what works for you, you’ll find success.
Why weights, you ask? Although anything you enjoy, that relaxes you or gets you to the gym, is good, weights will do all that and so much more, in less time! I’ll take that deal every day.
This discussion is not meant to be all about strength training with weights. The choice is such a good one, however, that we can’t pass up the chance to encourage you. We both would choose something else if it worked better than strength training with weights. Note: both of us run, jog or walk, in addition to our weight workouts. But we would not give up weights and just do the cardio portion of our exercise.
This is what you’ll get if you choose weight training: You will:
- Get fit faster.
- Get fit with the least amount of effort.
- Get fit expending the least amount of time on a daily basis.
It may be hard to find a female trainer who is obsessed with weights, but that’s precisely what you need. If this female is also a bit of a philosopher, even better. There can be a Zen-like element to weight training- something more inner than outer, a sort of quietness. There certainly isn’t any huffing and puffing. See for yourself. Try it. Do it now.