Fitness & Nutrition Tips
As mothers, we all get pulled in a thousand directions every day, and when that happens we tend to drop the activities that we do for ourselves to stay healthy and fit. If you have ever considered a personal trainer but thought they are too expensive or only for hard-core athletes, think again. Here are a few reasons that may change your mind about the benefits of working with a personal trainer.
Effectiveness. You don’t have time to waste on ineffective workouts. A professional trainer can provide you with the most effective workout for your body type and fitness goals that will ultimately trim down the amount of time you spend working out.
Safety. Not sure if you are doing those abdominal exercises properly? A personal trainer is there to assist and correct you during your workout and instruct you on the proper use of exercise equipment. If you have a specific injury, a professional fitness trainer can tailor your workout to assist you in your recovery.
Support. A personal trainer can become your confidant, someone to bounce ideas off, an expert source of information, and the encouragement you need to meet your fitness goals.
Schedule. You know keeping on schedule is extremely important for your kids, so why not apply the same practice to your fitness routine? When you sign up for personal training, your trainer will set up a regular schedule of appointments to meet your needs. Inconsistent exercise patterns will disappear.
Motivation. Going to the gym for a workout should be fun! A good personal trainer will provide you with a variety of workout routines that will motivate and challenge you, even on those rainy days or mornings when you don’t want to go to the gym.
Cost. Don’t think you can afford a personal trainer? There are personal training programs out there to fit every budget. For example, many trainers offer partner or group training sessions that provide an affordable way to achieve the results you want by sharing your session with a friend, spouse, or a group of four to six people. The group dynamic offers an excellent community of support and motivation when you all work together toward a common fitness goal. Think about how fun it would be to get a group of your friends together to work with a personal fitness trainer!
Results. When you maintain a fitness routine, you will feel better, look better, reduce stress, and ultimately have more confidence and energy to be the super mom, daughter, friend, wife, and/or employee that you want to be.
As a personal trainer and mom myself, I know how hard it is to find the time to work out. The most important thing is to take care of your health and well-being by getting started with a regular fitness program. Most trainers will allow you a complimentary visit to learn more about their services and will help you set goals and a personal fitness program that will meet any schedule, fitness level, or health concern.
About the author. Ellen Yates, President and Founder of N2SHAPE®, has been providing personal training, group training, and corporate fitness programs to busy moms in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas for over 20 years. For more information about personal training or becoming part of a group training program, contact Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 906-4413.