Being in the fitness industry for years, I've heard every reason or excuse in the book. But one thing I've heard many people say makes me think just little they understand about goal setting and goal achieving.
Here it is - "I don't need a trainer. I know what I need to do; I've just got to do it."
If someone says this, a trainer is the very thing they DO need.
Why? Because if they DO know what they need to do (which often isn't the case) they aren't doing it.
Meaning they have an ACCOUNTABILITY problem.
Trainers guide you, instruct you, motivate you and provide insight. But the most important factor or benefit of hiring a trainer is accountability.
They check you, monitor you, set goals with you, and HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE.
Furthermore, did you know working with a personal trainer increases your chances of meeting your goal by up to sixteen times (16X's.)
Why? Because of Accountability!
You need to find accountability - get a trainer, make a bet with someone, find a workout buddy (someone who has already built the habit of exercising, not someone who like you is trying to develop it.)
We understood this at the realFIT Bootcamp, which is why when we were creating our Bootcamp programs.
We knew we had to include one-on-one accountability, progress tracking, and check-ins as it's one of the essential ingredients for long term sustainable success. This is why all our Bootcamp memberships include these features, and the results we've seen because of them are unbelievable.
Accountability is like your training wheels until the habit has been fully developed and no longer requires it.