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My Reasons You Should Hire a Personal Trainer

I want to start this article by saying it is NOT necessary to hire a personal trainer for yourself. You can easily find all the information you need online through Google and Youtube itself. The only problem with that is that it will probably take years and studying and trial and error, Unless you are a natural genius for fitness. There are literally piles of piles of information about fitness and so many ways to achieve your goals. But with much information on the web the liekly hook of false information increases. Even if there were no false information, most of us would go into information overload, a state where we just don’t know what to do with all the information. How do we fix this problem? Simple, hire a personal trainer! Here are my top reasons for hiring a personal trainer.

Personal trainers are just like your personal mentor

Look close at any of the greatest athletes or icons and you will find that many of them had a mentor or personal coach. Take for example, Michael Jordan, one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Even with his legendary skills, he probably wouldn’t have gotten to where he was without a coach. There are couple different aspects of coaching. One is technical and the other is mental. Just like any sport of subject, Many of us have the skills but not the proper mindset. A coach can help direct us when we feel like giving up, correct us when we get onver-confident, and let us know when we make technical errors. Because let’s face it, we are all humans and humans all make mistakes.

If a trainer is really passionate about what they do, they have the results that show on themselves and their clients. Your ideal personal trainer should have the body and health levels that you want. They should be someone you really admire and respect, mainly because you know they have gone through everything you have and probably more.

A personal trainer is essentially your mentor. They have the knowledge and skills to guide you on your fitness path. They will tell you how to properly execute the exercises and correct you if you do it wrong. They will provide motivation when you feel like giving up. They pretty much spoon feed you everything you need to know. With someone like this on your side, can you imagine how much time you’d save versus if you were to do everything yourself?

How to filter out the bad and good

By now you should be realizing how much you are missing out by not having a personal trainer. Let’s go over some things to ensure you find yourself a trusted trainer and not just some inexperienced random person talking nonsense.

First start out by writing down your goals. What is it that you want to obtain from a personal trainer? What kinds of questions do you want to ask and do you prefer a male or female trainer? Once you established this you can start by asking friends and family for referrals. See who they recommend and the results that they got. But don’t just stop there, be sure to do some diligent research on the trainer and try to see other results they have gotten. Does the trainer look like someone you would want to mentor you? Remember, you want a trainer who have gone through the same hardwork and sweat you have gone through. It will be easier to connect because they know first hand what you are going through.

Another option is to look online. With many available options throughout the net, you can easily find a trainer will a history of reviews and results. A great option to start looking is with Sacfitnesstrainer. They have many personal trainer in Sacramento that they filtered out for you if you’re in the California area. Just be sure to look to always do a second check on the internet. You can do this by searching their name and seeing what comes up.



Breaking the chicken breast and vegetable fallacy

Many of the people I work with when I ask, “what are you eating that makes you healthy?” usually answer me with chicken breast and broccoli. Now don’t get me wrong, chicken breast and vegetables are definitely on the healthier spectrum than not. But I can’t help but feel that people think that is the only go to when they need to be healthy along with fruits, vegatables, and brown rice (all which are healthy). But just because those are common options doesn’t mean that they are the only options.

Each and every one of us require a certain amount of nutrients to fuel our bodies and each amount varies among the individual.

The term Macro-nutrients and Micro-nutrients are the types of nutrients our bodies need in order to function. The Macro part consists of Fats, Carbs, and Protein while the Micro consist of vitamins and minerals. Once you learn how much Macro’s and Micro-nutrients your body needs, You’ll soon realize that your diet can be more flexible. Refer to the video below for more details.