Whether you are new to exercise or you are looking to fix what’s not working with your current workouts, a personal trainer might be the right step for you! To start, simply text or email and we can match you with a trainer and set your first appointment.

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If you’re new to exercise,

you may not realize how complex it is. We’re not born with the knowledge of how to do it. If you’re faced with the task of setting up a complete exercise schedule, you might become so overwhelmed that you don’t do anything.

Our trainers know everything that goes into a complete program including cardio, weight training, and flexibility training. From there, they think about the elements—from what activities to include to how you can fit it all into a busy schedule.

A trainer can help you with the basics. The workouts you do are based on the F.I.T.T. principle: You choose the frequency, intensity, time, and type of workout and manipulate these elements over time. A trainer can help you navigate the process, which includes:

  • Figuring out how hard to work during exercise and how to monitor your exercise intensity.
  • Show you how to choose exercises, weights, reps, and sets
  • Use different tools (such as a heart rate monitor or activity tracker) to enhance your workouts.

Here are some other areas where a trainer can help you get started:

  • Figure out the right activities: You might not even know what exercise would work for your body, schedule, or available equipment. A trainer can suggest activities that fit all of those areas.
  • Maximize your time: A trainer can help you get the most out of your workout while also making sure you don’t overdo it.
  • Put together a reasonable program: A trainer can guide you as you start working out and help you figure how much exercise you can handle in the beginning.
  • Set your schedule: Before you get started, a trainer can help you figure out when you can work out. They can also help you decide what you’ll do on the days you aren’t working with them.

If you’ve been exercising consistently for several weeks or months and aren’t losing weight or reaching your goals, there are a few ways a trainer might be able to help:

  • Evaluate your current program: By looking at what you’re already doing, a trainer can look for ways to change or tweak your workouts to make them more efficient and effective.
  • Examine your goals: A trainer can help you figure out if your goals are realistic.
  • Help you stay motivated: Knowing you have an appointment with a pro can help you maintain motivation to exercise during the week.
  • Push you a little harder: People often don’t see results because they’re not working as hard as they could. It’s easy to slack off when you’re by yourself, but having someone to challenge you (and cheer you on) can make a difference.
  • Hold you accountable: A trainer can help you set weekly goals, then check in on a regular basis to see how you’re doing.
  • Teach you: Whether you want to learn how to lift weights properly or learn a new exercise to add to your routine, a trainer is a wealth of knowledge. You might think you need to focus on cardio to lose weight, but you need strength training and core training, too.

You may find that you are getting results—just not in the way you expected. A trainer can see your situation more clearly from the outside and can offer you a new perspective.