Moving it Monday ...

As a Personal Trainer I most certainly advocate including exercise as part of your regular health and fitness routine.  I'm even going to suggest that maybe you look at employing the services of a Personal Trainer! Well, duh!

So it should really come as no surprise when I tell my clients and my potential clients that I, myself have a personal trainer also.  But it does.  The most common response would be "Oh really? Why would YOU need a PT .. you can do it all yourself. "

Why, yes, yes I can plan my program and train myself.  But there are days when I just don't feel the urge to push myself as hard as I could ... or should.

Like today's training session for example.  Because of the "issue" I have with my arm at the moment I am limited in what I can do, so leg strength has been a focus in our last few sessions.  Today we thought we would shake it up and did a more cardio focused session.  And no, I probably would not have put myself through that session today by myself .. I was sucking in the big ones after the warm up! 
Now, I'm feeling pretty happy that I got out there and worked hard!  Maybe just to make up for some treats over the weekend a little bit ...

Rehydration required!!
The reasons I have a PT are just the same as why anyone else would benefit from having a PT ...

Someone to push me and challenge me ...
Someone I need to be accountable to and make sure I turn up to my appointment
Someone to think for me ... I just do what they tell me to do and I don't have to think about what is next
Someone to make sure my technique is spot on!

What do I love most about having a PT ... I know that I have worked hard, put in a decent effort and have definitely had a quality session!  Oh and I feel pretty darn good after a kick arse session!

Do you have a PT? 
What do you expect from your PT?
What do you love the most about training with a PT?


Deb said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I don't have a PT at the moment - not really wanting anyone to push me like that I guess.

I've only ever had the one (other than brief gym sessions etc) and they weren't very understanding of my level of fitness etc. They were cyclists and had a lot of elite fitness clients and really didn't get how unfit I was. (I still remember one of them scoffing at the time a contestant on The Biggest Loser did a marathon in... they couldn't believe someone was so slow - and this was way into the series when they were fitter!).

I know Michelle Bridges used to talk about having her own trainer so can see that even PTs need someone to challenge them.


lou lou said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sigh - you know my song!
I do NEED a trainer - we will do it I know.
We will.

x Loulou

Karla {Ironmum Karla} said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yep I just love training in a group so it's more fun training with another trainer also.x

Kek said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh yeah, I can't count the number of times I've received that response. YOU have a coach? Well, Duh!

I think that it shows that we "walk the talk" - that we believe strongly in what we're selling, if you like. If we didn't use a PT or coach, what does that say about our belief in our product?