Should I hire a trainer or just join a gym?

Should I hire a trainer or just join a gym?

This is a question that I know crosses a LOT of people’s minds when they are looking to start a new fitness program.

In my own biased opinion 🙂 … I think 99% of the time, the answer is, you should hire a trainer.

And here is why:

The #1 challenge for the majority of people is just sticking to an exercise program for an extended period of time.

When you have a trainer (and you need to make sure you choose the RIGHT trainer – a topic I plan to cover in a future article!), it adds in a HUGE factor in keeping you on track.

Because they hold you accountable to showing up.

When you have someone expecting you to be at a session two or three or four times per week, you’re on the hook for getting it done!

This is why people who hire a trainer, on the average, have a MUCH higher success rate than those who just join a gym. (Another topic for a future post!)

Now let’s say you are in the minority, and you already stay consistent with your workout program. You could certainly join a gym and just show up and exercise and do fine.

But I would argue that if you pick the RIGHT trainer, they are going to help you really get a lot better results.

Because they can help you train for a specific goal, and design a program for you that’s going to work you towards that goal in the fastest way possible.

They can also help you with your exercise form and make sure you’re doing the movements properly and getting the most out of them and not getting injured.

The only person who doesn’t need a trainer is the unicorn who never misses workouts, has mastered safe and effective form in their discipline of choice, and are just incredibly dialed in. (I have yet to meet this person by the way so far in life – though they may be out there!)

In conclusion, in my humble opinion, I think EVERYONE who is looking to start, OR take their fitness program to the next level, could benefit from hiring a trainer.

Let us know if we can help 🙂

And here’s to your success! –

-Forest Vance
Owner, FVT Boot Camp and Personal Training

PS – We have a handful of spots that have opened up in our personal training program at FVT.

If you are:

– Just getting started, and want / need more individualized attention
– Want specific guidance on something – extra core workouts, learning / refining the basics of kettlebells, perhaps dailing in your nutrition
– Simply prefer to work with a trainer one-on-one vs in a group setting

This could be the perfect fit 🙂

If you are interested, fill out the short form at the link below, and we’ll get back to you ASAP:

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