Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hire a personal trainer, it's worth it

I have been certified as a Personal Trainer for nearly 3 years now.  I feel like it has been just a title.  Very few people actually want to pay for my services, but I dish out all kinds of free advice.

That's about to change.  I am going to find some highly motivated individuals that are ready to change their lives.  I'm not talking weight loss.  I'm not talking me yelling and screaming at them while they lift weights.  I feel like I am the whole package.

I have yo-yo'd with my weight to know this is not just about "dieting" and exercise.  It's so much more!  It's mind control.  It's commitment. It's having a strong support group helping you, not hendering you.

It's a constant battle.  There's no finishline.  This journey goes on and on.

Getting clients is pretty easy.  Getting clients to stick with it for the duration is another thing.  They want a quick fix.  They will sign on for 6 weeks, but if they haven't hit some idealic number, they lose motivation and give up. 

Six weeks to change YEARS of bad habits?

I don't think so.  It's very intricate how I break down client's bad habits and give them new ones.  Workable ones for them, and only them.  Do you start your car and go zero to 60 in one second?  Don't expect to start a healthy lifestyle and go from overweight and out of shape to fit and healthy.

No, I'm not a mean trainer (oh, I can be) I'm a realistic trainer.  I understand your struggle because I go through the same.  It's not going to take one session.  Not even in six weeks.  I may be by your side for a long time.

It's not about how much weight you can lift, how many reps you's about the fact that you are making changes to better your life.  I have offered a 6-week package to a client to test my model on.  I am elated by this.  I want to do something very few PTs do.  I'm more of a coach than a trainer.  Always felt that way, even when I was excited about becoming a PT, I just wanted to help others, not focus on designing weight lifting plans.

So that's why I added the Lifestyle & Weight Management Coach certification.  That's more my speed.  I combine these 2 certs, plus my love for teaching fitness classes (Group Exercise is my next cert). 

Trust me, if you hire me, you will get a professional commoitted to working with you on a one-on-one basis, in for the long haul.