The Importance of Personal Training

With the holiday season coming around, it’s easy to lose motivation to hit the gym, and fitting in a gym membership in the midst of holiday costs can often take a back seat to gift expenses. But investing in a personal fitness trainer is well worth the cost. Not only do you have someone right by your side acting as your own personal coach and motivator, but your trainer can also help you get the most out of your time at the gym or other exercise venue.

Preventing injury

Even though just about every piece of equipment at the gym has step-by-step guidelines for usage posted right on them, that doesn’t make them foolproof. Some types of gear, like bands, weights and balls, don’t even come with any sort of instructions. If your grip I s off, your hips are slightly to the side or if your feet are too close together, you could be using the machine or equipment incorrectly, leaving yourself open to the possibility of injury. But when you have your personal trainer right there, they’ll stand nearby and watch you do your reps, ensuring that you are in proper form the whole time.

Maximizing Results

It’s clear that you work out because you want to stay fit and keep yourself toned. If you’re putting together your own exercise regime, however, you might not be working out to your full potential. Your personal trainer will analyze your body size, assess any longstanding injuries that you will need to work around, and help you set goals and develop a workout routine that is specific to you. They will help you get back on your feet so you’re working to your full potential while you’re at the gym or other training venue. You’ll be maximizing the results you’ll see and feel, while your personal trainer is there to give you that extra push that you wouldn’t experience if you were working out on your own.

Being held accountable

When you join a gym and then decide to hit the snooze button through your morning alarm, no one notice that you weren’t there to pump through that cardio class. But when you miss your scheduled appointment with your personal trainer, you’ll surely get a phone call wondering where you are. You might even have already paid for the session. When you have a set schedule with a single persona who expects you to be on time to work out, you’ll be much more likely to show up. You’ll surely hold yourself accountable—not wanting to let yourself or your trainer down—and be there for your designated exercise time slot.

We here at Zip Fitness want to support you at every step of the way on your journey to a healthy and fit lifestyle. That’s why our Zip Fitness personal trainers are here to ensure you have a safe and effective workout every time. Between one of our six Zip Fitness locations, you’re sure to find one close to you that has just the trainer to get you on your feet and in fantastic shape. Even if personal training isn’t your thing, be sure to check out our many Zip Fitness amenities that include resistance training equipment, free weights, and massage and tanning treatments to relax after a great workout. We’re here to answer any of your fitness questions and our incredible Zip Fitness team are available to provide you the support and guidance for a fit and healthy life.