You might know that you need a change in your personal fitness routine or you might want to lose a few pounds, but how do you start? Where? When? What do you do? A lack of fitness know-how is what prevents many people from creating goals and finding a way to make necessary changes. It’s OK, though, not knowing where to start is actually a great place to start — it shows that you are actively thinking about making a change. The next step is action.
At Water and Rock Studio, our personal trainers provide personalized fitness instruction, including a range of activities from yoga to lifting weights to cardio, along with nutrition planning and guidance on how to make changes to your lifestyle. We take an all encompassing approach to fitness so that you can learn how to make changes that will have a long-term effect.
Not sure if a personal trainer is for you? Here’s why you should give it a shot.
Even if you are a fitness buff, there is still a lot to learn about how you can improve and become more efficient. For those who have never set foot in a gym, even some basic education can do wonders to help you get started on your fitness journey. Your personal trainer will teach you a variety of things, including the correct posture when doing lunges and other exercises, the benefits of cardio on your heart, the best techniques for gaining muscle, the best foods to eat for meals and snacks, and so much more. Fitness is so much more than just having a routine, it’s the details that make up that routine and having a strategy to follow through with that routine.
Whatever your goals are, you can be confident that safety is a top priority for everyone who comes in to our fitness center. Especially for beginners, understanding how to correctly complete certain exercises and movements is a must. This will ensure that as your body is gaining strength and endurance, that there aren’t any injuries. Your knees, ankles, shoulders, back, and neck are areas that can be strained when movements are done incorrectly, and a personal trainer will be there to guide you through the movements until you are familiar with the correct posture and motions.
Giving your body the nutrients it needs is essential when creating a successful fitness strategy. Throughout your journey, you’ll learn which foods provide a healthy amount of protein and calcium, you’ll learn how to eat healthy carbohydrates, the importance of water, what to eat before and after a workout, and more. When you work with a personal trainer at Water and Rock Studio, we provide health consulting. This will ensure that you get the necessary tools, resources, and personalized meal plans so that your body is healthy and strong for each workout.
One of the most difficult parts of staying on track with a fitness plan is the actual sticking with the plan part! You may create a list of realistic goals, a daily or weekly fitness schedule, you might even research your own meal plans, but when there isn’t anyone there to ask you how it’s all going, it can be easy to get side tracked. A personal trainer will be there to hold you accountable, to ask you what foods you are eating, if you worked out in between sessions, what areas you are struggling with, and more. With a personal trainer, you will have someone to talk to about why you haven’t been working out in between sessions, and they will be there to help you find the motivation to keep going.
Another reason why people give up on their fitness goals is that the goals they have created aren’t realistic, aren’t right for their bodies, or they want to see results faster than it will realistically take. Together with an experienced and knowledgeable personal trainer, you can create goals that are specific to your body and what you want to achieve. And with their guidance and advice, you may be able to achieve those goals faster than you would be able to when doing it alone. Setting goals can be challenging in itself, so having an expert on your side will ensure that it can be done and will be done in the right way.
For some people, working out alone can quickly become monotonous. There’s no one to talk to, no one to complain to about how sore your muscles are. With Water and Rock Studio, we try to make each session as engaging and positive as possible (we understand that it will still be hard work). We’ll find which activities you actually enjoy so that we can create a plan that you will look forward to and will participate in outside of our sessions.
At Water and Rock Studio, you’re not working with personal trainers who will simply give you a list of exercises and tell you to have at it. We will be there to provide guidance tailored to your needs, we will ensure that you are getting the most out of each exercise, we’ll help you prepare for the time in between each session, and we’ll provide tools that are essential to your success.