Why You Don't Need a Personal Trainer...
I know it sounds crazy. I am a personal trainer, and I'm telling you
that you don't need one? Yep, you heard me. You don't need a personal
trainer. That's the honest truth. Not unless you enjoy carrying around
a thinner wallet.
I'm probably going to get tons of nasty email from personal trainers
all across the web. But you know what? I don't care!
I Need To Let You In On A Dirty Little Secret...
You can be as smart as any personal trainer in a few hours. They don't
have any magical powers. All they do is regurgitate information that they
read in their training manual and follow the latest fitness trends and
fads to make it seem like they have an information pipeline to the fitness
The truth of the matter is this - a certified
personal trainer needs to constantly introduce new exercises, equipment
and advice to keep you paying! Most of the secrets they tell you are just
common sense. Anyone who invests a few hours studying reliable and credible
fitness information can be their own personal trainer.
A Typical Personal Trainers Advice...
· Eat small meals with protein and carbs
· Weight train between 2-4 times per week
· Do cardio 2-3 times a week
· Drink plenty of water
· Stop smoking - cut down on alcohol
· Reduce your fat intake
· Don't binge on sweets and cookies
· Keep a fitness journal
· Take a multivitamin
· Eat more protein
You know what my advice is to you? Use your head! Instead of forking
over your hard earned money every week to a personal trainer, make an
investment in yourself and get educated. Your investment will pay for
itself 100 times over.
Please don't misunderstand me, there are some great personal trainers
out there who really have helped people. But the fact is if you're serious
about changing your body, you have to take control of it. Nobody can do
it for you, you're on your own for now.
There is one exception I will make about personal trainers though, and
it's for the best personal trainer in
Minneapolis. Her name is Grechen and she's a NASM certified professional
that's the best you'll find in that city at any price - trust me on that
The next time you feel the urge to hire a personal trainer, put the phone
down and your wallet away and think long and hard about it, and if you
do hire a fitness professional to help you out along the way make sure
they know what the heck they're doing!
Take the time to learn how to weight train and do cardio the right way
with an in home personal trainer
and get your daily diet and exercise program under control if you can't
muster up the willpower to go it alone.