Going to the Gym vs. Partnering with San Francisco Fitness Trainers

June 22, 2022 at 5:00 AM
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It can be challenging to stay motivated to visit the gym each week. Not to mention intimidating if you don’t know proper exercise techniques. Partnering with San Francisco fitness trainers might be the solution you need to achieve your health goals.

Fitness Trainers Help Hold You Accountable

At the start of every new year, people often set exercise and nutrition goals. They buy gym memberships, try going for a few weeks or months, until eventually, their gym membership goes unused. Life happens. We get busy.

But each time you set a goal for yourself that you eventually quit, either intentionally or because of old habits, it can become more challenging to believe that achieving your goals is possible. In fact, it’s estimated that around 67% of gym memberships in America aren’t used consistently, according to Exercise.com.

A little accountability is all that might be missing for you to accomplish the fitness goals you set each new year. By working with a fitness trainer, you can enter a partnership that helps you stay accountable to your goals.

Going to the gym by yourself means you place all of the personal accountability on yourself. And every now and then, we all can benefit from an external motivator. Having a San Francisco fitness trainer at your side also means that you benefit from personalized feedback.

You Benefit from Personal Feedback

The first steps in your fitness journey are often the hardest to take. Knowing what to focus on, how often you should work certain muscle groups, and how to perform specific exercises takes a lot of learning and trial-and-error. What’s more, incorrectly performing an exercise or improperly operating a machine can lead to injury, and in turn, discourage you further from pursuing your fitness goals.

A fitness trainer offers feedback from a place of experience and knowledge. At Fog City Fitness, I’ve helped individuals from all backgrounds and ages learn correct technique to ensure they aren’t putting themselves at risk for harm. Learning exercise techniques can feel overwhelming and intimidating. That’s why my fitness training services encompass a person-first approach that emphasizes your unique needs and goals to devise an exercise plan that’s customized entirely for you.

An Exercise Plan that Fits Your Goals

Not everyone has the same fitness goals. Some people want to lose weight, while others may want to support their cardio health or build muscle. Therefore, not every exercise routine should follow the same path.

By partnering with a fitness trainer, you can quickly learn where your focus should be to deliver the results you’re looking for. Additionally, if you’ve had previous injuries that make certain exercises more difficult, a fitness trainer can help direct you towards alternatives that offer the same benefits.

Of course, after a while, your fitness goals may change. Or become multi-faceted. In this scenario, a fitness trainer can help you modify your existing routine, help motivate you to reach new levels, and fine-tune your process for the best results.

Choosing to visit the gym solo means you’ll likely need to continuously reevaluate your routine. If you hit a plateau and can’t seem to figure out why you aren’t breaking through, you may lose momentum and time experimenting with ineffective routines. An expert fitness trainer can help you immediately pivot without losing time or getting off track.

Fog City Fitness: A San Fransico Fitness Trainer Who Puts Your Goals First

From learning new exercises to keeping yourself motivated, San Francisco fitness trainers, like Omar at Fog City Fitness can help you achieve your highest goals. Start your fitness journey on the right foot by scheduling a consultation with us today.