• Rob Olson

3 GREAT Benefits of Personal Training

Everyone at ResoluteFIT that joined our program started with personal training.

I like to use the analogy "we don't want to just throw another fish into the fish bowl".

We truly want to get to know who is joining our gym, what they want to achieve, what their personal life entails, and what their workout and nutrition history is like.

This is why we are a smaller gym. We are not for everyone, and everyone is not for us. Those who do find their way into our gym see great results and stick around for a long time.

After the initial introductory personal training, some opt to continue with personal training several times a week. Others enter the group classes. And some do a combination of personal training and group classes.

Here are 3 GREAT benefits of Personal Training no matter which group you fall under.

Customized Workouts

Whether you are doing a single 30 minute personal training session to improve a specific movement, or if you do three 60 minute personal training sessions per week, they all have customized workouts.

When the athlete books the session, the Coach wants to know the goal of the session. Is it to get stronger? To burn calories and lose fat? To get a great workout while working around a specific injury? To run the Hartford Marathon injury free in 3 months with a sub-4-hour time?

With this information in mind, the Coach creates a specific workout to accomplish the goal. It's completely unique to the individual for that session.

Most notably, this translates to obtaining your results or goals FASTER.

Greater Accountability

Personal training is like a doctors or a dentists appointment. You schedule it in advance, put it in your calendar, and you prioritize it. You make sure it happens.

Your Coach is there waiting for you. Waiting to help you get better.

This is in contrast to a group class, where you can more easily cancel or no-show.

Sure, we will absolutely notice if you miss your group class, but the athlete feels it's an easier out. If something comes up, it's just a spot in a class, which will go on without them.

Personal training though, if you aren't there on time, we are calling you. If you no-show, there's an additional fee.

People that book personal training show up.

And we know that consistency is the greatest predictor of getting results.

Deeper Coach-Athlete Relationship

With personal training, there are a lot of conversations. Sure, most of it revolves around the workout, how the athlete is feeling, how to do a movement, that sort of thing.

But it often delves into deeper topics during cool down stretching or before or after the workout.

Stresses at home or work. Sleep quality. Nutrition. Long term goal planning.

Things that don't necessarily impact the here-and-now workout, but things that affect the bigger picture.

If the athlete is experiencing significant stress somewhere in their life, that affects their hormones. It creates a body environment that is unlikely to burn fat or build muscle.

It is this deeper connection that allows the Coach to help in ways other than providing workouts and movement feedback. They can help troubleshoot other areas in their life to help the athlete get the results they are looking for.

Sometimes the Coach also just provides an ear to listen to someone that needs to talk.

While personal training refers to working out, what really happens is more in line with life coaching.

1 hour in the gym is good, but the other 23 hours in the day have a significant impact on results.

Conversations during personal training helps bridge the gap with those other 23 hours and helps ensure they are used as a catalyst to success and not an impedance.

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