5 Benefits of Personal Training at the SAY

Your Body. Your Future. Your Life.

We have all been there before. You step on the scale and wonder where those pounds came from. So you tell yourself it's time for a change, and you head to your local gym or jump online to search for at-home workout videos. You start strong, but by the end of the week, you find yourself in the same place. What happened?

It's hard to change the habits we have been doing for so long. There are many reasons why people fall off the workout wagon. People often get off-track with their workouts because they don't have someone keeping them accountable. Having someone keep you accountable means they have the ability to ensure that you complete your workouts. Someone like a trainer, friend or family member might be able to do this other than yourself.

5 Benefits OF Personal TRAINING

That will keep you motivated, engaged, and excuse-free!

1. Accountability and Group Support

One of the most challenging aspects of staying fit is getting started. Making lifestyle changes is a tough thing to do and it's not uncommon to find that many people aren't too keen on the idea of getting into shape. Most people have a high success rate and are consistent with their workouts because they have someone to hold them accountable.

Accountability is a powerful force that can help you stay on track and maintain your goals. Accountability partners are someone who will hold you accountable for your commitments and goals. Support groups provide a sense of belonging and community, which is important in the journey. They also provide a form of accountability, which helps us stay motivated and on track with our commitments.

It is important to have some form of an accountability partner and personal trainers are an excellent choice. They want nothing more than for you to work towards your goals and can help you in the process. Friends, families, and spouses are also great choices as they offer consistent support. Incorporating a personal trainer into your lifestyle can help you stay accountable, motivated and ensure you are acknowledging the fruits of your labor.

Whether it's one-on-one with a professional, working out with friends, or on your own with each other, there are so many ways to stay in shape! One of the things that make our personal training experience so unique is our trainers who keep you accountable, provide motivation and help you see the benefits of your hard work. Exercise is more than just a word to them. It’s a lifestyle.



2. Maximize your time, minimize the guesswork, and track your goals efficiently

When you are trying to work out, it can be difficult to know what exercises to do. There are many different types of exercises and they are not all created equally. You need a program that is designed with your needs in mind and that will help you maximize your time, minimize the guesswork, and track your goals efficiently.

A google search will lead you to plenty of workout routines or programs that have been tried and tested. However, that doesn't mean they will work for you! Understanding your muscles and the way they work is crucial if you plan on exercising on your own at home or at the gym. A personal trainer individualizes a plan for you in order to give you the best results. Personal trainers can design a variety of workout routines for you to follow when you're feeling like exercising on your own. They can help identify how many times a week you should do each type of exercise, what weight and sets to use, and which ones work the best for the different muscle groups.

At the Y, every membership includes Activtrax, a program that lets you see your daily workout programs and track your achievements. You'll have everything you need to know to work towards your goals laid out in front of you before even beginning.



3. Learn about Health and Fitness from certified professionals

The health and fitness industry is booming, and with all the different programs, diets, and products available, it can be hard to know what to do. A personal trainer isn't just there to make you work out, they can inform you on how to improve your health and fitness by changing your lifestyle and diet. Sharing knowledge on topics such as, how to eat right, manage stress, cope with injuries, and learn about broader health and fitness topics like mental health or nutrition. They can also share their experience with people who have similar goals and problems as you do.

As part of our membership, The Summit Area YMCA offers Wellness Navigation and healthy recipes. Be healthier and fitter and learn more about health & fitness while reshaping your relationship with food!

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4. Develop Good habits while maintaining your mental health

When you're not completely committed to integrating healthy habits into your life, such as taking the stairs instead of an elevator, drinking water over soda, or sleeping eight hours. You would notice your progress taking longer and most people would fall back into unhealthy habits due to personal guilt. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle by developing good habits. This is not only for your physical health but also for your mental health. Doing so can help you be more productive, feel better, and improve your mood.

There are many ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The key is to integrate these habits into your life so that they become second nature. A good trainer will take an interest in your workouts, life, work, family, and struggles. They want to know what is going on with you so that they can help you achieve your goals. They want to get to know you and understand how to best motivate you.

If you consistently work with a trainer, they will help you reach your fitness goals one by one and support you whenever there are any setbacks!



5. Free Childcare that your children will beg for

Stressed about finding an available babysitter to get your workout in? Want your kids to be as productive as you are during your workout?
The Summit area YMCA offers a Kid Zone child watch program which gives members 2 hours of peace as they work out. Our Kid Zone focuses on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to play, make new friends and build self-reliance. This covers your child's needs while you sweat it out on the machines.



When you invest in personal training, you're getting the opportunity to gain knowledge on how to better yourself. The Summit Area YMCA is always committed to fostering environments that lend themselves to the betterment of our members. We want nothing more than to help our members & community develop healthier and happier lives. Personal Training is just one of the many ways we can achieve this. Sign up today and become a better YOU!





Need some motivation? Take advantage of our Sweat N Save special offer and enjoy up to $120 in savings with the purchase of our personal training packages!

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In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. Part of a world-class organization, we are one of the area’s leading nonprofits, that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. The Summit Area YMCA is committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose, and each other. Working locally, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations, we ensure that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships, and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.

Our commitment to equal opportunity regardless of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation shines through in the more than 15,000 individuals we serve annually in our free and fee-based programs and services. We aim to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations, as they guide everything we do. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone can reach their full potential and we strive to live our cause with purpose every day. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need. No matter who you are or where you’re from, we believe that we’re stronger when we come together. The Y. For a better us.