That Elusive Fitness Goal

I stumbled across someone who mentioned the importance of a personal trainer and then my mind drifted off into the past when I briefly had one. Since I haven’t been in the inside of a gym for a while now, this treading into the past is as much to motivate myself as it is to you.

If you are already a member of a gym and find it hard to be a regular, I suggest you get a personal trainer.  Why throw good money after bad, you ask?  This is probably the one place where it will work out well for you!! Contrast it with the stock market – even good money after good, sometimes turns bad altogether, doesn’t it?  If you haven’t had a taste of that, you are quite lucky.

If you don’t go to a gym, I recommend that you do and get a personal trainer – you can live off of that experience for a while.  I thought personal trainers were for the rich and famous, till my gym ran a promotion.  The session was good and had me wanting more.  I instinctively realized that you get what you pay for and I jumped to sign the contract.  It was $100 for four half hour sessions.

If your nose is not too sensitive and hopefully if your trainer is not too sweaty, I swear you won’t regret it.  A personal trainer is just that!  He or she is your personal trainer. So you will start feeling good, right at home, before you even think of exercise.  Your fitness is now a shared responsibility.  When you talk to others, you can display your superior judgment, a sense of pride and that feeling of belonging to the inner circle. Hopefully, you don’t put off too many people with your self-righteousness.

You will go to the gym, because now you have an appointment and an obligation to show up.  You pay attention because if you don’t, you lose money. Your trainer is invested in you, so he will tailor the workout to meet your needs. He will be there with a timer, encouraging you all the while, rooting for you and sometimes pushing you where you would never push yourself. On the flip side, they are the reason you won’t be able to walk normally for at least a week. You will discover muscles that you never had, and pain that you never felt before. My workout before the trainer was like a joke compared to the one with him.

Once he or she has served their purpose, let go of them and think of re-hiring them when you slack off, which is inevitable for most people.

As for myself, after enjoying a few sessions and feeling on top of the world, I quit because I was pregnant and the workout wasn’t working out well. The trainer didn’t know what was okay and what wasn’t, so I had to train him.  And finally, if you ever need to get out of your gym membership, unless you are sick and have a doctor’s note, you won’t be able to outrun your contract!




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