Are you ready to hire a professional?

Hire a fitness pro for great results

Did you know that even personal trainers will occasionally hire another personal trainer? I’ve known trainers that do this for a change of pace. Based on this idea, I have to ask, “Are you ready to hire a professional?”

This doesn’t have to just be about your exercise program. There’s also help available on meal planning. You can even have your prepared meals delivered directly to you.

You don’t know what you don’t know

I’ve been doing this for a few years. and certainly don’t know everything-far from it. For the sake of learning new methods and ideas, we’ve worked with Certified Personal Trainers (CPT) in the past. If you’re stuck making progress, sometimes it’s just a good idea to get a fresh pair of eyes on a problem.

Why not take an opportunity to get some help? If you’re new to exercise, a CPT will assess your fitness level, layout a workout plan that will challenge you, and give you results. He or she will also help correct any problems with poor exercise form.

If you’ve been around the block, a CPT can probably show you something that you didn’t know before. There is nothing wrong with adding to your exercise arsenal. I also like the idea of trying something different.

An added bonus is that the CPT can also help spot any problems in your form. When you aren’t doing something correctly, you put yourself at risk of injury. Nothing good can come from that.

What’s on your plate?
Eating healthy isn’t rocket science. That doesn’t mean that it’s easy either. A little education can go a long way. We occasionally call on a little help from a Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CNN).

She teaches us something new every time that we meet with her. The last time she had us change our menu to low glycemic index (GI) foods. Low GI foods help you to regulate blood sugar levels, and surprisingly make you feel fuller for a longer period of time.

Prior to that, I had read about low GI diets, but never gave them much thought. With the help of this very educated professional, we’ve come to understand the benefits of eating this way.

Worth the price of admission

Shelling out the money to hire a CPT or dietician isn’t cheap. You may spend $25-75 per session depending on where you live, or how sought after the person is. If you are on a budget, look for group sessions and seminars. Obviously these options aren’t personal. You will still learn something.

So, are you ready to hire a professional?

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3 Responses to “Are you ready to hire a professional?”

  1. Anne says:

    I agree 100%. I’m a CPT, and about 3 times a year I will workout with a friend who is also a trainer. I’ll also do group classes as a participant.
    The dietitian/nutritionist is a great addition also. My dietitian rocks, and keeps me on the straight and narrow. :)

  2. I never thought of it before. Now that you mentioned it, it totally makes sense. for example is anne which is already a CPT already

    Its a good thing that they admit that they dont know everything, makes me salute them more hehehe :)

    Thanks for the wonderful blog, so enlightening!

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