“Why would a Trainer hire a Trainer? Shouldn’t you be able to train yourself?” Well, yes, and I usually do. But these two times, I needed some specific help with some specific goals. So I did what all my clients do when they want to meet their goals – I hired an expert.
In 2006, I wanted to participate in a Fitness & Physique Competition. The requirements for these types of events are very specific, as is the process of meeting them, so I turned to a coach with experience preparing herself and other women for competition. She provided me with a (very strict) nutrition plan and workouts, both of which I followed to the letter. And, unsurprisingly, I got the results I was looking for! This was not a program to follow for life, but it did what I asked of it as long as I did what it asked of me.
In 2013, I wanted to run a marathon. I’d been running for a few years and had trained myself and others for half-marathons. But ask anyone who’s done 26.2 miles – it is nothing like a half-marathon. So, once again, I hired a trainer who specialized in running. He gave me a plan, and I did it. However, in this case, there was no follow-up from the coach, so when I suffered from an injury mid-plan, I had to figure out a solution on my own. I got the training done, and I finished the race, but it wasn’t pretty. It also doesn’t matter, because I did it!
I’m sharing this with you because I know people hesitate to hire trainers, especially online trainers. Bright Fitness wants to answer any questions you have about the process! So comment on this blog, our Facebook page, or send us a message!