Mistake number one: Putting 100% of Responsibility for You Getting Results On Your Personal Trainer.
This mistake is usually made by a person without ever officially announcing this being their intention, but it is spoken loud and clear through the person’s actions.
Additionally, your personal trainer wants you to succeed and get the results you desire, and he/she will do what they can to make that happen. But, of course, you already know, that it is out of balance that your trainer (or anybody else) would be more interested in you reaching your goals than you.
Thus, it is vital for you to take 100% responsibility for you reaching your fitness goals. Your personal trainer should be a complement to your individual effort and dedication. This is the balanced approach on how to view your personal trainer with regards to you accomplishing your fitness goals.
Mistake Number Two: Not Adhering to the Fitness Program Your Personal Trainer Designs for You.
When your personal trainer designs a fitness program for you, it is important for you to adhere to it. You paid for a fitness program that would help you, and this is what your personal trainer gave you. However, if you decide to change the program around (because it seems too hard to follow) the given fitness program will no longer work as your personal trainer intended.
And, in some cases, in relation to this topic of adherence, there is a disagreement between what the client believes is adhering to the fitness program and what the personal trainer considers adhering to the program. With this in mind, since you hired your personal trainer to develop you a program, what the personal trainer considers adhering to the fitness program should take precedence. This would include adhering to the nutritional recommendations they give you and the exercise they want you to do on the days that you are not meeting with him/her.
Mistake Number Three: Missing Too Many Sessions.
Surely, it is understandable that things come up in everyone’s life when it is least expectant. Yet, there are some things that should not take priority over your scheduled exercise session with your personal trainer; like, "I don’t feel like working out, so, I’ll cancel my session with my trainer today". Or, your friend calls you and invites you to go shopping, to the movies, or to the ball game, and you say, "Sure, that would be great. I’ll just call and cancel my session with my personal trainer".
This type of decision is not in your best interest. Your scheduled appointment with your personal trainer should definitely take priority because it is helping you reach your stated fitness goals.
Mistake Number Four: Not Meeting with Your Trainer Enough Times Per Week.
There are seven days in a week. Each day is important in reference to reaching your fitness goals. But, if you meet with your trainer once a week, what is happening the other six days when you are not with your trainer? This is especially important if a person has limited experience with fitness. In this case, the client will need more attention to succeed. Frankly, if you have big fitness goals and limited experience with fitness, it is most productive for you to meet at a minimum of three times per week with your personal trainer. On another note, if you have more experience with fitness, then one session per week may be acceptable.
Mistake Number Five: Hiring Your Personal Trainer for an Insufficient Amount of Time.
It is possible to get fast results with your body; although, there is a difference between fast results and established results. Fast results are exciting, but it is needed to establish those results so you do not lose them. Generally speaking, you should give yourself at least three months with your personal trainer to establish your results. For some people, it may need to be even longer like six months to one year.
Your time with your personal trainer will be more effective if you avoid these mistakes!
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Rich & Karla Walker
Rich and Karla Walker will help you RETHINK the normal ideas about health and relationships, so you are empowered to have better health and stronger relationships.