Five Ways to Fully Utilize Your New In-Home Personal Trainer Program
Finally, you are taking the first step to reach your fitness goals through an in-home personal trainer. Most Americans are sick and tired of going to a crowded gym, waiting to use dirty gym equipment, and being hounded by sales staff to upgrade and add-on to whatever their close out specials are.
With an in-home personal trainer, you can save time, money, and learn what core stability training is all about while having true one on one focus. So many times, I have gone to a gym to see a personal trainer leave their client in the middle of a workout session for laughs and giggles with a regular gym goer. I have witnessed clients doing the same thing as well. With an in-home personal trainer, you have no distractions and no waiting in line for equipment.
Now that you are taking that first step to build your fitness program with a fitness professional, here is 5 ways to fully utilize your in-home fitness program.
1. Stay Regular – Not everybody has the money or the time to work out with their personal trainer 3 or 4 days per week. If you do, then that is spectacular! If you do not and you only see your personal trainer 1 or 2 times per week, then ask them to help give you guidance on what you can do when they are not around. Most personal trainers want you to reach your fitness goals quickly. Especially since you are more than likely going to tell your friends who helped you with your fitness goals. If you want to reach your goals quickly, then you need to workout at least 3 times per week with or without your personal trainer.
2. Follow A Nutritional Plan – You can work out 5 days per week and for 2 hours per day, but if you have a poor nutritional plan then you are wasting your time. Ask your personal trainer for some guidance on what you should be eating and how often you should be eating. They will be able to give you some great tips on how to speed up the progress of your new fitness program with a great nutritional plan.
3. Do Cardio On Your Own – When your fitness trainer knocks on your door, you should be ready to do cardiovascular resistance training and functional fitness training. This is not walking on a treadmill for 30 minutes or your cross trainer. It is a waste of your money to have your personal trainer stand there while you do cardio on a machine. If your personal trainer suggests this, then I suggest that you find a new personal trainer. I recommend that you do your functional fitness training 2 to 3 times per week, and then add in 1 or 2 days of just cardiovascular training.
4. Be Prepared – In Home Personal Trainers are on a tight schedule. They might have a client scheduled 30 minutes right after your session and that next client might be 20 minutes away from your home. To fully utilize your fitness program, make sure that you are ready 10 minutes ahead of time and, if you can, find time to do some warm up exercises before your personal trainer gets there. This way they can jump right into focusing on your fitness program.
5. Ask Questions – Learn what the exercises that you are doing accomplish for your body and the proper ways to do the exercises. You can use this during the time that you attempt to work out on your own.
Procuring the services of an in-home fitness specialist, especially one that is nationally qualified, can serve as a priceless method to getting the kick-start that you need to reach your fitness goals quickly. You might already know what to do for your fitness program, but you need motivation to get things going.