One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight, go to the gym and/or get ‘healthy’. January is often the busiest periods for personal trainers.
Personal Trainer Awareness Day aims to highlight how busy trainers are during January, and highlight the effectiveness of sticking to your exercise routines if you decide to stick with your personal trainer in the coming months after.
Show some love and appreciation to all the personal trainers out there that have helped us change our lives for the better and make resolutions reality!
The History of Personal Trainer Awareness Day
At the beginning of the 2000’s two fitness professionals, Jim Labadie and Joey Atlas took a look at the surge of people signing up for a gym in hopes of fulfilling their New Year’s Resolutions of losing those pesky holiday pounds. They then looked at the personal trainers whose lives become completely swamped with work at that time and felt it was time to say thank you.
So Personal Trainer Awareness Day was born. A day to say thank you to all of the personal trainers whose lives are turned upside down at the beginning of January. A day to say thank you for helping others reach their fitness goals.
When you are exercising with a personal trainer, Labadie and Atlas said, it may indeed seem to you like you’re the one doing all the work, but it takes planning, analyzing and consideration on the part of the personal trainer to make sure your hard work amounts to something in the end.
How to Celebrate Personal Trainer Awareness Day
Take the chance to show your appreciation for all they have helped you achieve over the months or years. For your workout on January 2nd try extra hard to show your personal trainer how seriously you take their advice.
We all have ‘those days’, but when you slack off it could even demotivate your personal trainer. Personal trainers take your workout seriously. Take a moment at the end of the training session to state how well your personal trainer does their job. Have they been able to positively impact your life with their instruction? Tell them. If you’ve lost weight or bounced back from an injury tell them about it. Reminding them is sure to make their day! A personal trainer’s goal is to help you, and we need to let them know they’ve done just that.
Show your personal trainer how happy you are to have the opportunity to work with them on
Personal Trainer Awareness Day!
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