As with most service providers in all facets of our lives, we know that there are some providers who are very good at what they do and others who we might want to avoid. Here are 5 common misconceptions about Personal Trainers that you should think about as you look to potentially work with one of our Certified Trainers.
1. Trainers will make you adhere to the “no pain no gain philosophy.”
Yes, it is true that one of our primary tasks as a Personal Trainer is to push our clients to a reasonable level of difficulty that they might not achieve on their own based on their current physical ability and physical make-up. Let’s face it, we all work harder when someone else is pushing us right? The key here is to know what we call “desired discomfort” versus joint pain or any type of pain that is undesirable. Scientifically, we know we do have to place continued increased physical demands on the body beyond what we do in a normal day in order to get gradual and consistent gains in strength, endurance etc. However; we should not destroy our bodies in the process. If you are getting regular aches or even worse injuries either during or after your workouts that is your way of your body telling you that an exercise or series of exercises might not be right for you. We will make sure you get results-but not at the expense of pain or discomfort which can cause serious setbacks in your exercise routine. Anyone who has their Orthopedic Doctor or Physical Therapist on speed dial is well aware of the setbacks injuries can cause not only to our physical health, but also our mental health as well. Looking good is important but functioning well and feeling pain free should be paramount in your programming. We will push you, but we also know when it’s time to maintain a level or to keep pushing based on your goals and physical improvements. Remember we do not need to kill ourselves to see results!