That’s understandable. For an area as popular as fitness, which is constantly covered in the media/social media, it’s surprising to see how uncomfortable the general public is with exercise & nutrition concepts.
For example, when you think about ‘healthy exercise and nutrition’, what comes to mind? Think about it for a second.
For many people, it’s:
- Something a medical provider recommended, suggested, or nagged about, but stops right there
- A vague or intimidating idea with confusing social media posts and videos out there telling you what you need to be doing
- Something that keeps not happening because you simply don’t know where to start
Most people think of personal training as something that’s only for wealthy people and super athletes, but it’s really not. It’s also not a super, long-term commitment, although some people find that they want to work with their personal trainer year after year. For many people, it comes down to 3, 6, or 12 months – and that’s not because the person choosing 12 months is lazier, or has so much further to go. It comes down to changing habits & learning body awareness & new movement patterns. Put these things together and someone who’s had a good personal trainer got an intensive course in self-kindness and the power of positive actions.
Personal training means a lot of things beyond that, though. For the kind of people I train, personal training is how individuals with chronic conditions or difficulties with exercise can overcome those issues & reach whole new levels of fitness and confidence within themselves. As someone who has had breast & thyroid cancer, it also comes down to demonstrating to more recent patients that it’s possible to thrive & grow after such a difficult time. (And even do push-ups.)
Personal training can also help give you a much better idea of what kinds of movements you’re not performing well. If you’re wondering why this would matter to you, it’s like a window into your potential for injury down the road or even now. I’ve had clients complain about elbow pain – after some assessments, it was usually the case that the shoulder on that affected side was actually responsible. That’s just one example, but in general, a good personal trainer can help you avoid future injuries & maybe make some modifications to other habits, as well.
What is actually right for YOU? What would make it happen & keep it exciting and interesting, so it works for you for a long time? I’m here to help you figure that out, when you’re ready. If you’re not ready yet, I invite you to subscribe to my email newsletters. They contain only what I’ve found useful, in recent fitness/nutrition news & trends, and you’re welcome to join me. 🙂