More and more members, novice and veteran exercisers alike, are working with fitness coaches to help stay on track with a healthy lifestyle. Utilizing a fitness coach is beneficial because it is an affordable means of getting and staying healthy, and oftentimes goes beyond just helping to create a workout strategy.
A fitness coach wears many hats, serving not only as coach, but also as confidant, role model, educator and a major source of motivation and encouragement. This time of year it can be difficult to stay motivated, especially if you set lofty health and wellness goals. Having a fitness coach or personal trainer not only helps you focus on fitness, but they can also make sure your goals are realistic and in line with your workout plan. They also make sure you are utilizing a combination of strength-training and cardiovascular activities to assist in weight loss or to maintain fitness levels. A personal trainer will make sure your workout routine stays fresh and exciting so you don’t get bored or become complacent.
Some people are skeptical of personal trainers because they’ve been exercising for a long time and know how to use all the gym equipment. They also think you need to commit to meeting with your fitness coach several times a week. It’s true that some people want constant supervision two to three times a week, but many prefer to see a trainer only on occasion to update their exercise program, or for periodic fitness testing to receive feedback on their progress.
It is the novice exerciser, however, who may find a fitness coach most valuable. Working with one of our coaches for just a few sessions is often all it takes for to feel comfortable with independent exercise. You can work with our trainers in a one-on-one setting, or with a group for a more motivating experience.
It’s a New Year and time to try something new. You might find a new workout that you really like, or you might see some new results. You’ll never know if you don’t try!
For more information on how to get started with a fitness coach, please email Kris Walter, Fitness Director or call him at 262-367-4999.