Now we are at the tail end of lockdown, I think a lot of us are still in the mind set of doing everything from home. Work, exercise and even socialising; now we are allowed to have friends and family in our gardens again.
And yes, of course we can workout at home with limited equipment and a basic understanding of functional movement – and get OK results.
But by doing this – you won’t appreciate the potential results you are missing out on, by not training in the gym with a coach.
Here’s the reasons why we believe you will benefit greatly from training back in the gym:
Most of us work harder in the presence of others. Having a coach by your side can provide the encouragement, energy and motivation you need to jumpstart your routine. A coach can also help you set goals, create a plan to accomplish them and celebrate the day you reach them.
Do you find it difficult to stick with a program or habit? A coach can hold you accountable and help you overcome all the excuses you might use to avoid your commitment to exercise. It’s a lot harder to skip the gym when you know someone is waiting for you.
Fitness can be confusing. There is a lot of information to sort through. Eat this, not that. Cardio before or after strength training? Your coach can help you find credible information and provide direction on your fitness journey. A coach can help remove the guesswork so you can put all your energy toward accomplishing your goals.
The gym can be intimidating. Working with a coach allows you to become confident with how to perform exercises. Even better, an ego boost during exercise can promote stronger self-confidence and self-efficacy, which can help you stick with your exercise program over the long term.
If you are new to exercise or find that some movements are painful, a coach will work with you to be certain that you are moving in a safe and effective way. Taking the time to learn proper exercise technique can improve your results and prevent annoying injuries.
When it comes to fitness, everyone is different. Your unique body mechanics, experience, goals, fitness level, likes and dislikes can guide your coach in creating a plan that is specific to your needs. With a program that fits, you are more likely to maintain the habit and see results.
Do you want to run your first 5K or prepare for a backpacking trip? Looking to shave some strokes off your golf game? Your coach can design a fitness program specific to your sport, which will improve your performance and reduce your chance of injury during the event(s).
Training With Medical Conditions
Exercise is beneficial for preventing or managing many common chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. However, exercising with a medical condition requires additional precautions. A knowledgeable coach with experience training clients with chronic conditions can design a program that ensures your safety and provides a positive exercise experience.
Our bodies change as we age. Perhaps the exercises you used to do no longer work with your body, or maybe you’ve stopped seeing results. A coach can help you adjust or adapt your program as you age, which will allow you to maintain functionality and strength.
Believe it or not, exercise can be enjoyable. A savvy trainer can make exercise both effective and fun. Group or buddy training can be a great way to increase enjoyment, make exercise social. And simply working with a coach who you like and respect can be enough to provide you with more gratification from your workouts.
You are invited to come along to the gym and talk through your own personal goals with our coaching team, book an appointment at a time that suits you: No Sweat Intro.