Here’s why you don’t need a personal trainer

You don’t need a personal trainer and can have victory on your body goals without one. And I’m serious about that and will explain why.


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When I began this journey of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle, I wishfully looked  at people with personal trainers. They had everything they could ever need to exercise successfully and reach their body goals, or so I thought.

If I’d had the money to hire a personal trainer, I probably would’ve done exactly that. Well, where I am, we don’t have them moving around.

But I would’ve gone into the city which is very close, walked into one of the gyms and asked some person I didn’t know, who didn’t know me, to become my personal trainer. Do you realize something wrong with this picture?

You don’t know each other from Adam, and yet somehow you are convinced this personal trainer can take care of your body much better than you ever could take care of your own body.

You are handing over not only your body, but your power to this personal trainer.

And as if that’s not bad enough, you are paying this personal trainer. You are actually rewarding them and thanking them for taking away the power you’ve just handed them.

Let me tell you this: you don’t need a personal trainer. You are your own personal trainer. You know your body better than anyone else ever could. If you don’t, then you need to work toward doing exactly that.

The question is: why do you trust your personal trainer more than you trust yourself?

Is it because they have a degree of some sort in this area? Is it because they’ve worked with many before you and have managed to help those people reach their goals?

The above are legitimate reasons people use for hiring their personal trainers. But think about this: when you work with a personal trainer to get you to lose 30 pounds, who does the work? Is it you or your personal trainer?

Who does those squats, and the jogging, and the sit ups? Who ditches the junk food and replaces it with healthy food? Is it you or your personal trainer?

Of course you are the one doing all the work.

Am I saying the personal trainer has no contribution to your success? I’m going to be confident in saying NO here. The personal trainer has absolutely no contribution to your success. You did everything on your own.

If you think the personal trainer has to be thanked for pushing you, then maybe you have to take a look at your own goals and make sure they are in order.

If you are serious about losing weight, and are determined to do everything in your power to realize that goal, then why do you have to be pushed in the first place?

We realize goals by motivation. Everything that you achieve in life is by motivation. Whatever you didn’t achieve, you didn’t have the motivation for it. It’s the same thing with realizing your body goals.

If you have a strong enough motivation, then you can realize your goals without having to pay ridiculously large amounts of money to a person who stands there, hollers at you to keep moving and offers one or two tips about improving your diet.

If you don’t believe me, then take a look at every personal trainer around you. Ask them about how they became a personal trainer. They are people like you who made a choice to follow this career path. Anyone can make that choice, including you.

The difference is, instead of having a certificate that says you are following this career path, you don’t have that certificate. And you don’t need it. They cultivated the love to do what they do. You also have to cultivate the love to do what you do, which is losing weight and taking care of your body.

The point I’m trying to make here is that you are simply putting all your trust on someone who made the same choice you should be making now. To focus on working with your body to make it the best it can be.

The difference is, you will be much better in making that choice because it’s a choice to make your body better instead of having someone else do that for you.

I know a lot of people who are slacking on getting their bodies in shape because they still haven’t found a personal trainer. That’s a sad excuse.

What happens if you never find a personal trainer? What would happen if all personal trainers suddenly stopped working? Do we fold our goals of achieving a better body?

If you watch programs like “The Biggest Loser,” you know that the participants almost always gain their weight back after returning home. You can’t chalk that up to the absence of their trainers.

No. These participants did all the work when they were in the program. And they must continue to do all the work outside of the program.

But they don’t. Instead they act like their personal trainer was the one doing all the work, the one with the body goals. When they entered that program, they handed their bodies and power to people they didn’t even know and decided these trainers would achieve their goals for them.

That’s now how things work, not if you are serious about achieving your goals.

So stop using the lack of a personal trainer as an excuse to not do the necessary work to reach your ideal weight, to stay in shape, to stay fit and healthy.

If you are considering getting a personal trainer, wait. Put your wallet back into your pocket and think about this for a minute:

  • How badly do you want to reach your ideal weight?
  • How badly do you want to stay in shape?
  • How badly do you want to keep fit and healthy?

The motivation has to be strong enough to get you started and keep you going.

Once you are certain of how much you want to achieve these goals, make a plan of how you are going to work toward achieving these goals. And then stick to that plan. Educate yourself on what works and what doesn’t by listening to your body.

You have everything you need in order to get the body of your dreams and enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle without having to hire a personal trainer.

Take charge of your body goals now!





One Reply to “Here’s why you don’t need a personal trainer”

  1. Hello. I just felt the burning need to write this post and let you know you can take charge of your body goals now without having to rely on a personal trainer. So many people sadly miss this and are living mediocre lives because of it. Read this post and let us know your thoughts. Thank you.

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