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    Posted by on Friday, December 18, 2015

    There’s a reason why celebrities and other highly successful people use coaches and trainers:  IT WORKS.

    And that is why so many people are turning to personal trainers to help them move from mediocre to excellence in their pursuit of health, fitness and weight loss.

    The reality

    More than 91% of people who start an exercise program quit early—even before their new routine becomes a habit, and 61% will give up within the very first week!1

    Why?  Because changing your lifestyle is hard.  In spite of all the infomercials and ads claiming that you can lose weight and transform your body in thirty days P1100075(or six weeks at the longest), the truth is, getting fit requires a lifestyle makeover that takes

    Time

    Determination

    Support

    If any of these components is missing, the odds of success plummet.

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    The good news is that one component virtually guarantees the continued presence of the other two, and that is support–and support is the heart of what a good personal trainer provides.

    A coach helps with the time factor in two ways:

    1. Finding time in your schedule to actually work out
    2. Sticking with your program long enough to reach your goals.

    A coach supports you looking at your schedule and find ways to make fitness fit.  A coach has the experience in the area of timemanagement and is a master at figuring out how to work exercise into even the busiest schedules.

    They can also design workouts that are both efficient and effective.  Finally, a coach can also provide the motivation that you need to keep going, long after you P1000479would have stopped were you doing working out by yourself.

    Determination is also an area that a coach supports you in.  At the beginning of your new fitness program, you have excitement, novelty and the joy of discovery to keep you going.  But eventually, what used to be new and fun becomes old and boring.  If determination fades, you will find yourself wandering off track in search of the next exciting pursuit.

    Your coach will help you keep your determination. They will remind you why you are doing what you are doing.  He will get into your life and help you move past obstacles that arise, and he will talk you out of excuse-making.  He will constantly hold before you the consequences of your choices.  He will keep you moving forward.

    And finally, a coach supports you as your source for practical, step-by-step instructions for building health.  Your IMG_5908coach is an expert in the field of exercise.  While under the tutelage of a coach, you do not have to design your own program of fitness, constantly wondering whether you are doing the right exercises in the right way.  A coach will create a customized blueprint that will help you achieve your goals.

    A coach is your insurance policy against being another number in the appalling fitness drop-out statistics.  Don’t try to go it alone; we all need help.

    Position yourself for success by working with a ProjectActive Coach and watch fitness and robust health become part of your life.