No matter how great of a trainer you are you can always learn from having a trainer yourself. If you are in the training business, you will know it is hard to find the time and motivation to train yourself after training people all day long. Even if you just get 2 or 3 sessions here and there from a respectable trainer it will drive your motivation back up and help you revamp your own training.
After I had my baby I luckily was able to lose all my weight by 6 weeks with plain old nutrition. After I got the clearance to start working out at 6 weeks I slowly started working out again. It was very humbling going in to a gym and lifting 50% of what I use to lift. My goal was to put some muscle back on and get my strength back. I managed to gain a little strength back but I wanted something more. It was hard to juggle my time with my daughter and working again. I needed an appointment with someone and did not want to think for once. So after some thought I decided to get a trainer for myself. I wish it could be permanent, but 10 sessions is all we can afford for the time being. I contacted my friends Franz and Yoana at Revolution. Luckily Yoana was able to take me in for some sessions. It is very hard to find good trainers that think outside the box and train with kettlebells. So the half hour drive each way is well worth it for me. I am really enjoying the several sessions we have had.
The point of this post is you can never learn enough. No matter how great of a trainer you are or kettlebell instructor, you can always learn a thing or two from somebody else. There are some trainers I know (I won't mention who) that have quite an ego and would NEVER consider hiring a trainer for themselves. One of them came up to me and asked me, You have a trainer?? Why?" I tried to answer him but he didn't quite understand. I find those individuals very close minded and have ego's a little too big for themselves. A good intructor to me, is someone who is always thinking outside the box and open to new types of training techniques. I think all trainers should have the opportunity to have a trainer!
Should personal trainers have trainers??
I am a fitness, strength, conditioning & nutrition coach that was put here on earth to change peoples lives. I focus on quality of movement, which has helped many people become pain free and strong! My favorite workout tool of choice is your own body weight and adding a kettlebell. Moreover, any tool that helps with strength and quality of movement is incorporated. Fitness is only part of the puzzle to have the happy and healthy quality of life people strive for. With my educational background & experiences nutrition, lifestyle, exercise and a positive mental attitude are all a focus. I design online nutrition & exercise programs as well as create fitness DVD's and videos so people can use my style and methods all around the world. I'm the creator of the "Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells" series "Baby Bells" DVD, along with The Kettlebell Body, Lightning and Kettlebell Revelation. Being a mother of 4 I know how hard it can be to make health a priority. I truly enjoy helping everyone from all walks of life reach their dream fitness goals to enhance quality of life. It can be done!!!