Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Benefits of Fitness Training

If you’ve ever joined a commercial gym before, you are more than aware of the offer for the free fitness assessment that comes with it. Many people take advantage of this and discover risks for injury they never knew they had. The mistake that most gyms make after the assessment is the high-pressure sales talk. Suddenly, it becomes less about you and more about getting your name of a piece of paper. As a personal trainer, I’ve seen it happen all too often.


Assessment aside, I want to explain why a hiring a personal trainer – even if it’s only for a month – could be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. No sales talk. Just the facts. 

It Will Pay for Itself



First off, hiring a personal trainer is an investment that will pay for itself in the long run. A great trainer won’t just give you a workout and a diet, he or she will explain step by step the why behind the program and diet. The best way to look at hiring a trainer is like a work internship. 




You’re working with an expert who will teach you through hands-on training how to care for your body. This is information that you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life. It’s information you can share with those who are closest to you to help them change their lives.



Sure, some people do stick with a personal trainer for years. It’s not because they haven’t learned how to exercise or how to eat. It’s about the connection that the trainer and client have built up over time. It becomes less about hiring a trainer and more about training with a friend. I have several clients that have long since reached their goals but they continue working with me because of the motivation, support, and genuine interest that I provide.


There are plenty of people who hire a trainer for a few months, learn what they need, and continue on their own. Either way, a personal trainer is an effective long-term investment in yourself.

Finds Your Strengths, Identifies Your Risks


The first thing that you and your trainer will do is go through an assessment often called the Functional Movement Screen. It involves a series of seemingly simple movements that can quickly identify your strong points, muscle overcompensations, tightness, and risk for injury.

The best trainers will continue monitoring your strengths, weaknesses, and injury risk during each training session. The trainer may not outright say what he or she is doing except in a simple postural correction. Little by little, you watch your weaknesses disappear and your risk for injury dramatically decrease.




Continuing with the point above, a great trainer will explain in detail areas of concern and the plan of action that will be taken to correct the weaknesses. You’ll be actively learning the steps you can take on your own to avoid issues due to muscular over compensation, tightness, and problem areas.

Eventually, you’ll feel like you are running the show during your workouts and the trainer is there for motivation and support.

Uncomplicates Nutrition


Aside from going over a Functional Movement Screen with you, a great personal trainer will also spend a great deal of time learning about your eating habits, medical issues, and any pertinent information related to your diet. From this, he or she will create an easy-to-understand meal planner recommendation. This will include recommendations for meal ideas, macronutrients, daily caloric intake, and supplements.



Again, it won’t be just a piece of paper for you to follow. Your trainer will walk you through each recommendation so that you understand the potential benefits and how it specifically applies to you based on a number of acute variables such as your height, weight, lifestyle, and goals.



Personally, I ask my clients to email me their food journal entries each week so I can review their weekly progress and make suggestions if necessary to allow them to continue moving towards their goals. 

Always Changing Custom Workouts


One of the most common mistakes that newcomers to fitness make is they find a workout online and use it for months without changing a thing. Not only is this dangerous but it potentially won’t do anything for them since it hasn’t been designed to meet that individual’s specific measurements, lifestyle, and fitness goals.



One-size-fits-all workouts can be troublesome especially when exercises are recommended that you have never done before. Same goes for workout videos. Sure, you can see the movement being performed but you can’t ask the instructor for coaching points. 


When you hire a personal trainer, you can rest assured that you are getting a custom-built workout program that is specifically designed for YOU and no one else. The program will emphasize your strengths, improve your weak points, and reduce or eliminate areas of risk.


What’s more, your workout program will never stay the same. A great trainer will constantly be tweaking your workout program to ensure you continue to improve in all areas.

Keeps Working Outside the Gym



Finally, the best personal trainers keep working long after you have left the gym. Great trainers provide 24/7 support for their clients in order to maximize recovery and results.

Personally, I take two hours each and every day including weekends to answer e-mails and texts from my clients. My clients know that like a friend they can always reach out to ask questions or get support.  


Services

What I Offer Every Client

If you want to see rapid results, nothing beats having a professional with fifteen years in the industry by your side coaching you and motivating you to succeed. If you’re ready to change your life, I’m here to help!
Let me tell you exactly what you’ll get. When a new client begins their fitness journey with me, they receive the following:
I Travel to You!
What’s more convenient than having a personal trainer? Having a personal trainer come to you!
Depending on your preference, I will travel to your home, a public park, or somewhere that is convenient and appropriate for a fitness session in the Boston area.
Complete Assessment
I take each client through the most complete and effective movement assessment in the industry. During your complete assessment, I will be able to determine the following information:
Your personal fitness goals
A realistic timeline of when you’ll meet those goals
Strengths
Physical limitations such as muscle tightness and over compensation
Medical conditions
Previous injuries
Cardiovascular health concerns
Areas to improve
From all of this detailed information, I’ll be able to create for you a personalized exercise program along with a custom meal journal.
Personalized Exercise Program
I won’t be selecting the most popular exercises for you because some fitness hotshot on television says so. Your workout program will be made exclusively for you based on your own biomechanics, strengths, and physical limitations. Your workout plan will be progressive and constantly evolving based on your progress. It sets you up for success and allows you to see important changes from week to week.
Custom Meal Journal
Nutrition is 70% of the results that we see in the mirror! It goes without saying then that you can exercise all you want but if your diet is poor, you won’t be seeing the results you want.
Whether you’re interested in losing weight, gaining muscle mass, or increasing performance, I can recommend specific nutritional choices based on your assessment. This isn’t an official diet plan but rather, a set of custom suggestions for you to reach your specific goal.
What’s more, I’ll be asking you to e-mail me your food journal every week so I can check in with how you’re doing and suggest improvements to kickstart results.
Round the Clock Support
Think my time with you ends once we’re done a training session? Think again!
I follow-up with clients through email each and every day. I make sure to take the time to answer all of your questions about proper nutrition, exercise, recovery, and anything fitness-related.
Free Stuff
Finally, each Elite client gets a free Rollga Foam Roller along with free Epsom salts. Both are important components of recovery and seeing results. 
Ready to Start?
Are you ready to get serious about achieving your ideal physique? Don’t let this year be like last. Let me help you reach success. Remember, the investment in an expert trainer is an investment in yourself. This is knowledge that you’ll be using for the rest of your life. Don’t wait any longer. Commit to yourself today!

Ready to Change Your Life?


If you’re ready to get serious about pursuing your fitness goals, then it’s time to get signed up with a personal trainer who has fifteen years in the industry.

I offer a 100% money-back guarantee if you are unsatisfied in any way. I am a trainer who believes in this industry because it’s my passion. I love helping people achieve their goals and making lifelong friends in the process.

You can call (617-505-2627) or e-mail me (Will@byrdtraining.com) and let’s get you started with a completely free fitness assessment to see how I can help you achieve your ideal physique.