Why Getting A Personal Trainer Won't Get You Results - StrongLife

Why Getting A Personal Trainer Won’t Get You Results

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Let me elaborate a bit: By simply getting yourself a personal trainer it doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed results.

You still need to commit to change and put in the work!

Throwing money at a personal trainer and thinking you will magically get results is only setting you up for a harsh reality.

You’ve parted all your hard earned cash and have nothing to show for it.

So let’s take a standard PT scenario:

You train with said PT for 3 hours a week.

That leaves you with 165 hours unsupervised/outside of the gym.

It’s these 165 hours that is the biggest problem when it comes to a clients adherence and essentially, the results they see.

These 165 hours is where we can all fall down when it comes to good food choices, walking away from temptation, getting adequate sleep and keeping our minds in the game.

For us coaches, we study, read and do courses all year round to make sure we have the best information available to give our clients.

However, we cannot supervise our clients 24/7.

And this is where we need your help.

We need you to commit to making a change.

At some point, you will need to put the effort in and do it for yourself.

We all see the savage transformations online and it can be quite easy to think that my getting a PT that this happens easily.

But in reality the person you’re looking at has become very dedicated and committed to making a change, putting in the work and being very consistent and diligent with their food.

Getting a PT is a super quick and great investment into skipping the months/years of just spinning your wheels in the gym.

It gives you direct access to someone who is dedicating their career to helping others and you now have an essential resource to gathering the information and education you need to  make a lifestyle and physical transformation.

We pride ourselves on helping people change their lives through weight loss and physical transformations.

So my advice for when you’re working with a personal trainer is:
  • Remove the idea that by turning up for 3 hours a week is enough
  • Become more conscious of your decisions in the 165 hours you’re not in the gym
  • Become more conscious of what drives your food decisions and what emotions dictate your cravings for junk food
  • Work on ingraining better habits on a daily basis. They don’t need to be massive changes. Every small habit change is a step in the right direction.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help. And when you do get advice on stuff, put it into action.
  • Track all your food intake honestly and have it checked regularly so we can adjust it.

I suppose in a simple summary, by taking the step to working with a coach you’re making a positive change.

Let’s not let it stop there.

Commit to small changes and work on improving your nutrition day to day.

Increase your activity levels every day and give it your best when you hit the gym.

And most of all, don’t go lying to your coach. We can see through it so easily and it’s only delaying us from being really able to help you make a change.

You’re doing this for you. Make sure you’re being honest with yourself. Get the head down, put in the work and reap the rewards.

Colm Duignan

Colm Duignan

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