We all want to be healthy, fit and strong. Life is simply better when you are. Where we differ dramatically is the lengths we are willing to go to achieve this goal. Some people can’t even find the motivation to get up off the couch and take a walk around the block, while others are fanatics that dedicate substantial chunks of time and money to the cause of health. Most of us fall somewhere in the middle. But where is that happy medium really? Is it hitting the gym a couple of times a week? Doing the odd yoga class on YouTube? Buying organic and only eating sweets on Sundays?
Personally, we’re of the opinion that the most efficient way to stay healthy is with your own private fitness coach or personal trainer. Here are some reasons why…
Motivation is everything
In the words of ex-pro wrestler Mark Bell: “The road to nowhere is paved with excuses.” Crucially, the easiest person to make excuses to is yourself. Once you commit to working with a private fitness coach or health pro, you automatically remove one of the biggest barriers to your progress – yourself. While it’s possible to call up your trainer and cancel, it’s far less likely than you skipping out on a session when training by yourself.
Equally, having someone to motivate you when you’re struggling during a session is just as important. Whether you prefer a gentle nudge or someone who screams at you like a drill sergeant, having your own dedicated fitness coach is simply the best way to stay motivated during workouts.
There’s no replacement for expertise
It’s true that in the age of the internet you can find just about any information on your own. But unless you’re willing to spend literally hundreds or even thousands of hours reading, watching videos and practicing, you’ll never match the expertise and knowledge of a professional fitness coach or personal trainer.
If your time is worth more to you than the hourly rate of a coach, this might be the route you choose to take. If you have even small amounts of disposable income, it’s far better to employ your own dedicated coach and save your time for work or leisure.
Achieve goals faster
Once again, time is of the essence. Yes, it’s entirely possible for you to achieve your health goals without a dedicated fitness coach or trainer, but it will probably take you a heck of a lot longer! When you’re on vacation, taking the scenic route is great. When it comes to getting healthy and fit, however, it’s more about the destination than the journey.
Having someone that can help you set realistic goals and stick to them is the best way to get from A to B when it comes to health. Why waste your time groping around in the dark when you have access to a flashlight?
Avoid injuries or come back from them
Getting injured is a real risk with just about every form of exercise. Training with a professional fitness coach is the most effective way to ensure that you avoid them. Your coach will teach you the correct form for exercises, structure your sessions so that you avoid overexertion and make sure that you’re not attempting things you’re not ready for.
If you’ve already experienced the woes of injury, whether from exercise or something else, working with a knowledgeable coach can make all the difference to your recovery process. Not only will they know the best exercises for specific injuries or conditions, they can also guide you in terms of nutrition and create a program that will help you to get back to your best (or as close as possible) step by step.
Find a fitness coach on Heck Yeah
We created Heck Yeah so that fitness seekers like you could connect with pros from around the world. No matter what your budget is, you’ll find qualified and experienced pros that can help you to achieve your health goals. Find fitness coaches, personal trainers, yoga teachers, dance instructors, and experts in just about every major field of exercise. It’s online training simplified.