As much as we’d like to have and keep track of our fitness goals, it’s easy to break them. Whether it’s a bad day at the office that forces you to grab onto the nearest sugary treat or just a general lack of self-discipline that leads to skipping gym, there are countless challenges to keeping track of your fitness goals.
This begs the question – should you hire a fitness consultant to whip you up into shape and, more importantly, make sure that you consistently stick to your fitness regimen? To help you decide, here are some reasons why a fitness consultation would be a good investment.
What is a Fitness Consultant?
Before diving into the merits of hiring and working with a fitness consultant, let’s first discuss what it is. A fitness consultant combines key principles and methodologies of both fitness and nutrition when crafting a strategic plan for their clients. On the fitness aspect, consultants create an exercise regimen that targets cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility. On the nutrition consultation side, they review current eating patterns, design a meal plan, and educate clients about healthy food choices.
Higher Success Rate
The success rate of you following through with your fitness goals is higher with a fitness consultant than without. For starters, you are paying an hourly rate to work with the consultant, which serves as additional motivation to follow through with your goals. You become more invested in each task and are likely to adopt it into daily habits as a result.
Right Allocation of Time and Energy
Most people use their own workout variation, which in most cases do not work. Sure, you could build muscles or lose pounds after some time, but it will take a lot longer for you to achieve the fitness goals you set out to do initially. Through regular fitness consultation, you are directed towards the exercise and diet program that best suits your goals.
Lower Risk of Injury
Inexperience working with machines and equipment at the gym or poor execution of exercises can result in mild to severe injuries that not only endanger you but also other people around you. Hiring a personal fitness consultant can help improve skill and form when doing your exercises.
Contrary to what most people believe, fitness consultants aren’t just for the wealthy. With hourly rates per session starting around $60, it’s a worthwhile investment for long-term health and wellness. Furthermore, most consultants offer discounts if you purchase sessions in bulk. Over the long run, this $60 per session investment can help you prevent diseases that rack up thousands of dollars in medical bills, insurance, and maintenance medication.
Last but not least, a fitness consultant can help you achieve continuous progress in your fitness goals by recording every session and tweaking your exercise and diet program as needed. Most consultants today use software to record, analyze, and present data to their clients, which yield a more educational experience for both parties. This systematic approach to fitness also reduces risk of injury and maximizes results.
Author Bio: Adrian Rubin is a climate change advocate and freelance writer.