As myths and misconceptions go, the idea that the only people who have a personal trainer are bored housewives with nothing better to do with their time and money is up there with Special K being good for you, and endless treadmill running being the best way to lose fat. In short, it’s wrong.
We hear it a lot though, from friends, family and random people we meet. We even hear it from clients who DON’T fit that mold, and think that they are the exception. The truth is, our client base at RWF in Nottingham is massively varied. We had no idea when we started out how varied it would be. The problem we have is that if we’ve heard this misconception being carelessly thrown around so often, how many other people hear it too? Does it put people off having a personal trainer?
We have had clients from the age of 17 right up to 72. The youngest client we currently have is 15, the oldest 75, and every age in between. If we had to state a typical age range, it’d be something like 30 – 45.
Our client’s careers range from student, to housewife/husband, secretaries, managers, GPs, company directors, self-employed people in a whole range of industries and professional sports-people. We’ve trained new and experienced gym instructors, and MDs of multi-national companies. We’ve trained people that work part time, and people that work 70 hours a week.
So, to be honest, we don’t look for any particular ‘type’ of client. Clients who succeed with a personal trainer, though, tend to:
- Be prepared to work hard
- Show up with the attitude to get cracking
- Do at least 80% of what we tell them to do in between sessions
- Always be upfront and honest about their nutrition and activity levels
Don’t be put off getting a Personal Trainer because you think it’s something rich people do, or something for people other than you. Personal training isn’t about status or stereotypes, it’s about making you the best version of yourself that you can be.
Having a personal trainer is about getting you results quicker than you trying to figure it all out on your own. We have several clients here that have achieved strength levels that often take years, in half the time. People that have dropped bodyfat without the stresses and exhaustion that come from mainstream fad diets.
The difference? People coming to us don’t have to make mistakes, don’t have to figure it all out from scratch. They start with exactly the approach they need. They don’t waste time and effort.
Don’t be put off having Personal Trainer because it’s a ‘last resort’ or something only lazy people do. It really isn’t. It’s for people who want results as quickly as possible, and don’t want to fumble in the dark for months.
But, please, do be prepared to work hard!
If you’re looking for a personal trainer in Nottingham, get in touch with us for a free consultation – we’d love to work with you!