Tony McNamara, choosing a PT..

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At some point most young adults will make the informed choice to begin an exercise program. In less than 3 months 80% of those individuals will quit. More importantly, 80% of all gym memberships are never used. Interestingly, 85% of all individuals who have a personal trainer maintain their gym schedule. It may be a difficult decision for you, or it may be a very simple one to use a personal trainer.

The idea of why a trainer may be useful for your particular fitness program may depend on cost, free time, location and many many more deciding factors. Using a personal trainer can be very simple or very complicated, but why choose a personal trainer in the first place?

1. You’re Not Seeing Results

If you’ve been training consistently for several weeks or months and your expectations are not being met when attempting to lose weight or build muscle, hiring a trainer may be the right choice. A trainer can look at your current program and eating habits and help you see where you could make changes be it major changes or a few tweaks to create a more effective workout. A trainer can also help you determine if the goals you’ve set are realistic for you, hold you accountable for your workouts and help you stay motivated to exercise.

2. You Don’t Know Where to Start

Knowing how to set up a complete exercise schedule that includes all the activities you need to do – cardio, weight training, supplementation and diet needs can be overwhelming, even for the experienced. Add the time and knowledge it takes to choose exercises, weights, reps and sets and you may decide to hit the showers before the workout begins.

This is where a personal trainer can be the biggest help. He can help you maximize your time while keeping you within your own limits so you don’t overdo it. He can also help you set goals and map out a specific schedule so you know when, how and where you’ll fit in your workouts. This alone will save you hours of precious time spent trying to get things right.
3. Your getting bored of the routine your friend suggested or the same routine you have used for yrs.

If you’re an experienced gym rat, maybe you haven’t considered working with a personal trainer. However, it can be a great choice if you need some variety in your workouts. A trainer can bring a fresh perspecitve and new ideas to challenge both your body and your mind. Even if you just do a few sessions or meet every few weeks, you’ll find it refreshing to have new workouts and new ways of looking at what your actually achieving in the gym.

A trainer can also introduce new ways to exercise – Circuit training, boxing training different methods and variations of strength training and different types of equipment or ways to use the equipment you’ve never tried before.

4. You Want to Learn How to train effectively and safely on your Own

Even if your goal is to create your own workouts and exercise by yourself, hiring a trainer for a few sessions can be a great benefit for learning the right way to exercise. This is especially true if you want to learn more about how each muscles group in your body works, the exercises that target those muscles and how to do those exercises with great form. Just a few sessions can teach you a lot about your body, how it works and how to train it in the most effective way

5. Accountability and Motivation

Trainers come with built-in motivation. Not only are you investing money into your exercise program…you’re investing time as well. There’s nothing like a standing appointment to get you in gear for a workout. Not only that, a trainer provides some accountability so, even when you don’t have a session, you know your trainer will be asking if you did your planned workouts. Just knowing that may make it harder to skip your workouts.
6. You Have a Specific Illness, Injury or Condition

If you have any specific issues like arthritis, heart disease, old injuries, etc., working with an experienced trainer (who works with your doctor, of course) can help you find a program to help heal injuries and avoid any further problems. It’s also a great idea to work with a trainer if you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant and want a safe, effective workout to keep you healthy and fit.

Keep in mind that you want to find a trainer who has experience with your issues and make sure that trainer works closely with your doctor and/or physical therapist for the best experience

7. You’re Training for a Sport or Event
If you’re training for a fight, marathon, a bodybuilding show or some other type of sport or event, an experienced trainer can help you figure out what you need to do to stay strong without taking away from your other training. They can also help create a training program and map out a plan for the coming event. Just make sure the trainer is experienced in the sport you’re training for since not all trainers do sport-specific training

8. You Want Supervision and Support During Workouts
Some people know how to exercise and they even know how to do the exercises correctly, but they like having a trainer around for support and supervision. If you’re lifting very heavy weights or need someone to help with partner-type exercises, working with a trainer might be a good choice for you. He can spot you during workouts and help you come up with a good training plan for your goals. If your trainer misses a spot and puts you in danger , get a new trainer fast!

9. You Want to Workout in your home gym.

If you’d like to exercise at home but either don’t have a lot of equipment or aren’t sure how to use what you have, in-home personal training is an excellent choice. A trainer can show you exactly how to use what you have to get the best workout for you or she can bring equipment with her to give you a great workout. She can also make recommendations for equipment that will help you reach your goal.

10. You want to save money and time.

The time spent using the services of a personal trainer will save you hours of possible mistakes, i have interviewed hundreds of bodybuilders along the way and each and every one of them has made mistakes when starting out. Just think of the advantage of having a trainer that will save you all these mistakes and get you making gains faster than everyone else.

Personal trainers come in all shapes and sizes and the results they get are very easy to check up on … Speak to their clients and look for success stories. If there isn’t any simply move on.

We have been keeping a close eye on Tony and his clients progress and the results speak for them selves. We recently spoke to Tony regarding his experience in bodybuilding and personal training and today we will share with you why you need to invest in this mans services .

“I started training at the tender age of 14 to lose weight as i was an over-weight. After training for 2 years entered my first show at 16 ANB east cost. I then chose to compet up until the under 21’s and then took few years out until 1995. Shortly after this i took to the ring as a amateur boxer for approx 8 years. Bodybuilding was always at the forefront of my mind and i soon got the bug again and my next show was a local one in Lincolnshire where i won the open after building up from 11.5 st. I went on to place 4 EFBB N.E . with the help of Mark Stocks and also competed in Mansfeils classic open under 80 kg in 2003 and 90 kg 2004 didn’t place as was way out of league!
After working for other gyms in the area i decided to go it alone nearly 2 years ago and pt for myself. As well as bodybuilders i also pt everyone from people just wanting to drop a few pound to strength competitors and boxers wanting to make weight too.
My methods are tried and tested over 30 years of training and nutrition ,this along with extensive sports therapy course,i believe stands me in good stead to help others achieve their dreams.
I have a true passion for the sport that has never gone away since picking up my first weight.
It’s great to see the accomplishments that others get when they apply the advice they’re given. I got a great dedicated client base that give 100% !

tony mcnamara pt muscletricks



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