After months of debating, talking yourself into it and out of it again, and constantly pushing the start date back to “next Monday,” you finally do it: You join that boot camp gym you’ve been passing everyday on your way to work and Googling reviews/ testimonials each night before bed. And while you feel extremely proud that you finally took the plunge and submitted your free week form on the website, you can’t help but still feel slightly uneasy knowing that the most difficult step is yet to be completed… walking in for your very first day. The feeling of stepping into a new gym for the very first time and not knowing what to expect is a feeling that everyone has experienced at least once in life and even the most experienced exerciser will never forget. It can be scary and uncomfortable.
That’s not to mention that boot camp is occurring in a group setting. If initially the term “boot camp” or a group setting is nerve racking for you, you’ve likely convinced yourself that everyone in the class knows exactly what they’re doing, has been working out forever, and are friends with each other which leaves little room for a beginner like you. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth! But some of us still need some encouragement to keep our fitness goals in mind and take the plunge to actually come into class to see this for ourselves. So if this persistent feeling of unease is plaguing you and keeping you from coming into your first class, it may be time to enlist a little help from a personal trainer. A personal training session can be just the ticket to answer your questions, ease your concerns, and help you to comfortably transition into the group training atmosphere so that you can unlock your full fitness potential.
Working with a personal trainer can be a very effective way to help someone adjust to the transition into the group training atmosphere because working with a personal trainer allows an individual to gain familiarity with exercise names, form and equipment, all in a private, one-on-one setting. This setting allows the individual’s unique needs and concerns to be addressed almost immediately. For example, if you are someone who struggles with depth in your squats, a personal trainer will be able to thoroughly break down the squatting movement to you, identify any technique flaws or muscular weaknesses that may restricting your range of motion, and give you a few exercises or stretches to help you correct the your deficits and achieve a full squat allowing you to fully understand and essentially master that movement. The trainers at Edge Body Omaha will always do this and suggest additional exercise modifications for people of all levels, abilities and injury limitations, but the one-on-one setting can be an environment where some people feel more comfortable asking questions. Feeling as though someone fully understands the exercises and movements can increase their confidence which will translate well once they join the group classes.
The trainers at Edge Body Omaha are here to help and assist you in any way possible. The sooner you are able to tap into their wealth of fitness knowledge and passion and seek form correction; you will be one step closer to achieving your fitness goals. HealthWorksFitness.com echoed this sentiment as one writer elaborated on the valuable role of that personal trainers/group fitness instructor’s in being a useful resource to clientele by stating: “There is an overwhelming amount of fitness, nutrition, and health information available. It is impossible for the average person to have time to sift through this information for what is most valid, accurate, and up to date. It is the job of the trainer to stay on top of health trends and continue their education in order to provide you with the safest and most accurate information in the industry.”
And there you have it: One easily accessible solution to easing the transition from your couch to Edge Body Boot Camp, which will have you feeling confident enough to tackle the class environment to reap all the health benefits that high intensity boot camp workouts have to offer. Eliminating the fear that all eyes will be on you because you feel you are the only one with no clue of what you’re doing or how to do it. It should only take a few personal training sessions to make you feel as though you are really getting the hang of things and that you’re ready to fully join in with the group. If you find that personal training, however, is more up your alley than group training, that’s always an option that you can continue to use long-term to help you achieve your fitness goals. For those of you looking for training that will be relationship-based, and 100% focused on you, then private one-on-one personal training is the best for you. However, if you’re someone looking for a more cost effective alternative that allows you to connect with others and push yourself to new levels, then group training might be your best bet. What’s most important overall is that you remain open minded, try new things, and don’t let a little hard work keep you from achieving your best you! With either option, you’re working toward your individualized goals and creating a healthier YOU!
Hope you enjoyed this Tip from the Trainer!