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5 Reasons business professionals fear hiring a personal trainer

1. ๐˜'๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜'๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜บ

Working together on a personalized program is a big commitment and it's normal to get cold feet. It's not just one hour of training you're committing:

๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ: You're paying between $500-$1200 per month and that's a big investment. Check your budget before you sign up.

๐“๐ข๐ฆ๐ž: You รกnd your coach also need to account for travel time, prep time and down time.

๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ž: You're also committing to changing your diet, your sleeping habits, stress management etc. Make sure you are ready to make changes through your daily life before making the commitment.

2. ๐˜'๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜'๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ'๐˜ต ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ

It's been a while since you've workout and it might bring up scary thoughts:

What if I can't do exercises? --> It's your trainers responsibility to find the right exercises for you that's suitable for your fitness level. During group classes you might be confronted with challenging workouts. A personal trainer watches closely what you are capable of and adjust the workout where necessary.

What if my trainer thinks bad about my motivation? --> You're trainer will never judge you, but will hold you accountable for your eating and training habits. Consider it tough love that has the purpose of making you better.

3. ๐˜'๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ต

Exercise should not cause excruciating pain, but there will likely be some discomfort. It's important to communicate clearly and together with your coach you'll learn the difference between good pain and bad pain.

You're gonna be sore and a bit stiff after your workout, which is totally normal. You're trainer will guide you how to deal with that post-workout pain too.

4. ๐˜'๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜บ

Did you know people who don't workout have a greater risk of falling than those who do workout?

A stronger body is reacts better to unexpected events like tripping over your feet. However, being scared of injury BECAUSE of working out is a healthy fear, but should not stop you from hiring a coach.

A good coach helps you decreasing your risk of injury by:

๐๐ž๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก: asking about your health history before starting. Listing past injuries, surgeries, medical conditions and medicine. Be honest about it. Without a full overview, you're trainer can't help you in the best way.

๐‹๐ž๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐œ๐ค๐ž๐: personal trainers are NOT medical professionals, and not every trainer is qualified for rehab training. That means your trainer also might refer a chiro, physio or other medical specialist to you.

5. ๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข

Unfortunately, there are a lot of unqualified personal trainers that may have left you crying, vomiting or injured...

So take you're time finding a good trainer. A few tips that can help you:

๐€๐ฌ๐ค ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ: friends, family and colleagues, but also trusted websites.

๐€๐ฌ๐ค ๐๐ข๐ฉ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ ๐จ๐ซ ๐œ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ: just to be sure you're working with someone qualified.

๐€๐ฌ๐ค ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ: a body builder might not be the coach you are looking for. Maybe you just gave birth; look for a coach who specialises in postnatal exercise. Or maybe you're a CEO, and you rather work with an coach who's more entrepreneurial themselves.

Most importantly, communication is key. You're potential new trainer will offer you a tailored package program, but if you feel uncomfortable or if you want to negotiate your working conditions, speak up before you start.

The only way to work through these fears, is being open and honest about it.


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