Of the many challenges personal trainers face, I find the Comfort Zone the most interesting and potentially the hardest to overcome.
Think back (I know it’s hard) to when you very first started exercising independently. Did you know what you wanted and how to safely achieve it? Did you do any research? Did you make any kind of timetable to chart your progress? Or did you just get in there and start using equipment you felt safe with, for a set amount of time?
Many people don’t know what they want from their workout and as a result can end up wasting the time they spend exercising. They figure out a regime which makes them sweaty and tired and stick to that pattern for months on end without making any kind of change. Fear of using any other equipment or format will encourage them to continue. This is what we call the Comfort Zone. A typical session may include something like 20 minutes on the stationary bike, 20 minutes on the stairmaster, and 30 minutes on the treadmill.
Having a personal trainer means that your goals are swiftly identified and remain the focus of each of your workouts. I like to consistently test your body the same way I do my own, introducing you to new moves and ways of strengthening muscle groups session by session and making sure you don’t get bored. It’s also my job to track your progress, encourage you and make sure you don’t slip into a false sense of achievement as so many people who work out at gyms do. But a trainer’s job is also to make you feel confident and comfortable – I hope that in me you’ll find the perfect combination of both.