A lot of people ask me about personal trainers.
“Should I get one?”
“How much do they cost?”
That kind of stuff.
First, I want to make it clear that trainers aren’t necessary.
Well, let me clarify: they shouldn’t be necessary.
You shouldn’t have to rely on other people to meet your health and fitness goals.
If you do a program like Total Body Reboot you’ll know exactly how to be independently successful for the rest of your life. No gyms, trainers, pre-made meal plans, portion containers, points booklets, spreadsheets, or any other unnecessary stuff.
Trainers can certainly be helpful, though! And that brings me to what my trainer did yesterday…
About 15 minutes into our workout he threw a left hook at my head!
Was he angry?
Is he a psychopath?
Did I do something wrong?
No, it was a Muay Thai training session and we were doing pad work, so that’s supposed to happen.
BUT….there’s still a really great lesson for you here!
Don’t just think of trainers as people at globogymz who make you do exercises you don’t really enjoy that much.
I’ve had many trainers over the years: tennis trainers, brazilian jiu jitsu trainers, and now a Muay Thai trainer.
I don’t do the typical training thing at all.
Because these workouts are BETTER than any workout you’ll get with a typical trainer.
When you go this route, it’s not just about working out anymore. It’s about doing something you love (or come to love). And it’s about developing a real-world skill.
In the case of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Muay Thai, you’re also learning invaluable self-defense skills.
Spending two years with a gym trainer vs two years with a Muay Thai or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu trainer are nowhere near the same.
The two latter things could save your life one day. Plus, they’re way more fun.
If you have the money to spend on a trainer, here’s what I recommend…
- Do Total Body Reboot so you know how to be independently successful for the rest of your life in all facets (food/movement/lifestyle).
- Get a sport-specific trainer to really take one of the physical activities you love to the next level (or to add a new activity to the mix).
Oh, and people always ask me, “What do I do if I don’t have a physical activity I love?”
I’ve coached thousands of men and women from over 35 countries around the world and this question is always born out of the same issue.
If you don’t have any physical activities you love, you have a comfort zone issue. And often, that’s combined with a deeper mindset issue.
If you really want to take a step toward embracing the kind of lifestyle I’m always teaching but you “need a talkin’ to” first, scheduling a free strategy call with me is also an option.