“I don’t understand why you are paying someone to personally train you on something you could just do yourself !”
These words about “why pay for personal training” came from the mouth of one of my client’s husband, a self-professed DIYer of all the things; from mountain biking and building to laying new wooden floors.
And as Alicia says, some of these have been more successful than others (who needs a door that opens, right? You see, Alicia just hired me as her personal trainer and Mr DIY thinks she could just go to the gym by herself (with a baby and toddler) for half the cost.
But, here’s the thing….
These are Alicia’s words (not mine)…
“I’m not paying to learn how to do the perfect squat – although, I only just learned I was doing them all wrong ….
I’m paying for support, accountability and an outcome.
Because, for the last 3 years, as a mother of 2, I’ve found it really hard to prioritise my health and wellness. Yeah, I know I ‘should’ be taking self-care seriously but I’ve consistently let it take a back seat. And, I knew that if this trend continued it wouldn’t be long before other areas started to slip….including my mental wellbeing.”
I totally get it. Alicia wanted to feel like she has someone in her corner to hold her to it and the simple act of committing to 5 weeks of personal 1:1 training sessions (where I come to her) means she is ALL.IN
But what about all those Free online workouts ?
Sure, Alicia could’ve signed up for a free challenge or watched some YouTube videos, trying to DIY her own workouts…. I have some freebies right here !
But – after 20 years of doing this, I kinda know how this ends, especially when navigating pregnancy or motherhood…..boredom first arrives then injury steps in before you know it. Not because you are “unfit” or “lazy” but simply because your body, hormones and mental capacity has changed and the way you NEED to train / move HAS to change – a personalised program provides this.
What you did pre-kids or in your 20’s will not and does not work post kids !
Change the way you train…to meet your changing body !
Alicia has advised me ..“this investment in support and accountability is already speeding up my results…..
#1 I’m feeling more motivated and I’m getting more done in every area of life
#2 I’m working smarter not harder and finding my days feel more spacious and I am less on edge !
#3 I’ve got my eye on my end goals (to sleep better, have more energy and feel more confident) and know I’ve got the help to get there.”
Ready to move safely, effectively and efficiently ?
There’s no badge for taking the long road or making things harder than they need to be (I’ve been there and got the T-shirt more on that here)
I’d love to know what support you currently invest in ? I’m sure it will give me inspiration on how I can support more women to cherish their bodies and minds with a variety of personal training options.
Dahlas Fletcher is one of Australia’s most respected and successful certified and experienced Pregnancy and Female Fitness Trainers. Her goal is to help you be the happiest, most fabulous version of yourself, inside and out.