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We have all set a new goal for fitness or weight loss only to hit a stumbling block and consider giving up. Meeting fitness goals requires a lot of dedication, hard work,  and commitment and when results are slow to come it can be discouraging. If you are feeling tired, unmotivated, or you have had a tough day, it is too all tempting to skip the gym. Having a personal trainer will increase your accountability in reaching your personal fitness and weight loss goals. Whether it is in person or online training, the accountability personal trainers provide will help you to reach your goals quicker and more efficiently.


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Reach Your Goals Through Accountability

Working out can be hard and is not always on the top of your to-do list. If you have been struggling to commit to your weight loss or fitness goals, you may be in need of a personal trainer. Personal trainers are a great way to commit to reaching your goals and to be held accountable in attaining success.
 

How Personal Trainers Hold You Accountable For Your Goals


1. Keep You From Skipping A Workout

If you have a scheduled time to workout with your personal trainer you are much more likely to honour that commitment than you might be to a workout on your own. When you only have yourself to be accountable to, it is very easy to make excuses as to why “it just can’t fit into your schedule”. Would you cancel a doctor’s appointment because you didn’t have time or didn’t feel like going? No, you would make time for it and commit to going. You are likely to have the same commitment for a scheduled training session. Not only would canceling a session stall your progress, but it would also be inconsiderate of your trainer’s time and resources that they have dedicated to you as a client. 

2. Set Motivation To Get Your Money’s Worth

The monetary expense of a personal trainer is very effective when it comes to accountability. Investing money into achieving your personal goals can act as a reminder to yourself that it is something very important to you. The money you spend will also ensure you are utilizing your trainer to the fullest extent. Take advantage of their expertise and appreciate the aspects of your training that you can't get on your own or with an uneducated workout partner. 

3. Push You To Improve

Working out is difficult and can cause injuries if not done correctly. When you are working out on your own, it is common to not push yourself enough to produce noticeable results. You may even be tempted to decrease the difficulty of your workout once it starts to get uncomfortable. You may not want to put in the extra effort required to challenge yourself, or you may be unsure of your capabilities and not want to risk an injury or cause yourself embarrassment. With a personal trainer, you have a constant motivator that will challenge you safely and effectively.

4. Track Your Progress 

Working with a personal trainer can help you track your progress and notice tangible results. While it is possible to track your own progress, it adds a layer of complexity and can be forgotten or neglected. When you track your progress, you will be able to celebrate your successes and know when to take your workouts to the next level. A personal trainer can track the progress of your fitness journey across every level and train you accordingly. Tracking can also motivate you to work harder by highlighting any declines or plateaus in your progress. 
 

Added Accountability Might Be Just What You Need

Personal trainers are useful for more than just providing workout routines. They have been specifically trained to provide effective motivation and accountability techniques that will produce the results you are looking for. If you have struggled to hold yourself accountable in achieving your weight loss or fitness goals, contact us. Our personal training programs will provide you with all of the support you need to achieve your personal goals.


FAQ’s

How often should I see my personal trainer?

The frequency you see your personal trainer is completely up to you. If you want advice, after your consultation your trainer will provide you with a recommendation based on your goals, budget, and fitness abilities. 

How do I choose a personal trainer? 

Three main things to consider when choosing a personal trainer are their credentials, experience, and personality. To learn more about choosing a personal training check out our blog on the topic!

Am I too old to receive personal training?

Never! No matter how old you are, we can create a personalized plan to suit your needs, accommodate your abilities, and help you reach your fitness and weight loss goals.
 


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Shayne Jensen

Shayne Jensen

Shayne has been entrenched in Health and Fitness for the better part of life. In his youth, Shayne played Soccer and Tennis. He also played multiple seasons of Hockey, Football, Baseball and competitive Squash. Being raised so close to the Rocky Mountains he developed a passion for Hiking, Mountain Biking and Snowboarding. A fierce competitor to all sports, at the young age of thirteen, Shayne found a new calling, he moved his athleticism from the courts to the gym.


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