Why You Should Hire a Personal Trainer?

Wed. May 11, 2016 12:00 AM
by Pat Charette, Fitness contributor

"I just hired a Personal Trainer!" It's something that you likely have heard from a friend, family member or co-worker, especially as of late since summer in Chicago is right around the corner. Have you wondered what all the hype is all about or if it's really worth it? Well, we must say it is worth it! Below are some reasons why hiring a personal trainer is well worth the investment. Oh, and toward the end of the article, we'll show you where to go to find a trainer here in Chicago ( Hint :

Accountability – We have to be honest with ourselves, many us need help being held accountable for the choices we make on a daily basis. Personal Trainers are there to keep you accountable. He or She will review what you have eaten since the last time you met, and go over the progress you've made. For those that need help staying accountable, hiring a personal trainer is a great way to do it.

Motivation – Let's face it. Waking up early to workout isn't easy -- and if you workout after your wok day, it's tough to get yourself motivated to get into the gym. A good personal trainer knows how to motivate you in different ways and get you moving in the right direction.

Personalized Fitness Plan – Everyone's body is different and we all carry fat in different areas and hold water differently, so your personal trainer will start off by giving you a Biometric Screening to first understand your individual biology. Then, your personal trainer will design a customized fitness plan to help you achieve your overall goal.

Faster Results – Staying on a regimen and not deviating from it can be tough; that is why Personal trainers are really good at helping us do that (which is why we hire them). Staying consistent and working hard will give us the results we expect and it happens faster than you think.

Encouragement – We all face defeat and feel discouraged at times. Having someone there to encourage you when you need it the most, can have an incredible effect on your workout. Self-esteem and confidence boosters are the things we need to be successful. The Personal Trainers

Diversity in Routines – Ever stop working out because you get bored? When you do the same routine, not only do you get tired of it, but you also don't get the desired results. Switching up your workout routine is key to delivering optimum results.

Knowledge – A "Certified" Personal Trainer means they have acquired the knowledge necessary to teach you how to understand your body better and how to best meet your individual needs. Knowledge is the first step to solving any problem areas.

Nutrition Plans – Don't have time to look up recipes? Not to worry! Your Personal Trainer can help you with meal plans so that you eat right and don't starve.

Challenge – Some of us just like a challenge, If that's you, then hire a personal trainer. They will give you the challenge of a lifetime. Maybe you're pretty fit already, but you're still wanting that six pack.

Learn New Skills– When you start working with a personal trainer, they will teach you routines, workouts, and facts about your body that you would have never known otherwise. Personal Trainers have a wealth of knowledge and it's exciting to learn something new each time you meet with them.

Energy – If you feel like you aren't getting everything you can out of life, you probably aren't. Working out and being healthy will improve every aspect of your life. At work, at home, with your family and yes, even your love life, hiring a personal trainer can help you do that!

Get over your fears – Sometimes we can be our worst enemy and facing change isn't easy. Having the extra support from a Personal Trainer to guide you and lean on can give you the confidence that you need

So, there you have it. Some great reasons to hire a personal trainer. But WHERE can you FIND the right Personal Trainer for YOU? It's at Right Fit for You, Chicago's LGBT-Friendly Personal Trainer & Fitness Network( All you have to do it head over to their website, enter your Zip Code and you'll be able to find a trainer or fitness facility in your area. All of the Right Fit for You trainers work independently, and each of them are already part of the LGBTQ community or allies to the community. So, now you can find a trainer who simply gets you... for you. No intimidaton, no judgements.