The season of shorts and swimsuits is here, which is also the time you ask yourself if your body is even ready for the
warm, beach season. We all have our own fitspiration dreams, but not all of us find it easy to make them come true. Maybe it’s time to get a pro to work with—and work out with—you. Everyone, personal trainers included, has fitness goals they want to achieve. Like the overweight clients on FYI’s Fit to Fat to Fit, working out with their personal trainer is doubly rewarding. Here’s why:
You’re more motivated. You can celebrate each other’s little improvements and inspire one another to keep on going especially when you feel like hanging up your towel. You won’t feel so alone on a seemingly long process, because there’s someone else sharing in the efforts with you.
You can spot each other. You can take turns counting each other’s sit-ups or watch out for each other’s forms, because no one wants to accidentally pull a muscle. It’s a lot more convenient to exercise alongside your coach because he or she can also show you how to use the different gym equipment properly.
You can track each other’s progress. You could tell each other which fitness goal you achieved for the week and help one another become accountable for your choices, like when you decide to spend an extra hour in bed instead of hitting the treadmill. You can even challenge each other to take your abilities to the next level so your progress won’t reach a plateau.
You can try new workouts together. Going with a partner can boost your confidence to try different workouts – maybe a dance class or yoga – which you might not have considered before. Exploring a variety of exercises is both a fun and effective way to motivate yourselves.
You gain a teammate and confidante. More than just a workout buddy, you’ll also have someone who understands your fitness struggles. You can be on each other’s side when it comes to forming good eating habits or sticking to your sessions.