Sometimes flying solo at the gym can only get you so far. You’re putting in the work and making a solid effort but still not getting the results you want. Or, maybe you just started working out and need a little help to kickstart your fitness training.

A fitness coach might be just the boost you need to reach your goals. They are educated in exercise science and nutrition and have many roles. They are coaches, cheerleaders, friends, motivators, and teachers, all in one!


The Benefits of Training with a Fitness Coach
There are many benefits to working with a fitness coach. Here are some of the top benefits:

Effective workouts: They can look at your current workout and make tweaks to make it more efficient and effective, and make sure not spending your time and effort doing the wrong routine for your goals.

Proper form: There’s no point in doing 100 lunges if you’re doing them incorrectly. Proper form is critical to preventing injury and building muscle. Fitness coaches can help you achieve the proper form in a variety of movements, from planks to squats and everything in between.

Add variety: People often stick to the same workouts at the gym, whether that’s the same cardio regimen, or doing the same strength-building exercises with the same resistance. A personal trainer can help you switch it up and help you progress your movements. Adding variety also helps you avoid hitting plateaus and keeps you coming back for more.

Motivation: You’re much less likely to bail on an appointment with your coach than you would if you were hitting the gym alone. They’ll help keep you motivated to show up for your workouts and put in 100% during your workout.


Why Hire A Fitness Coach?
There are several reasons hiring a fitness coach could help you. The most common reasons people begin working with our coaches at Forma Gym are:

New to fitness: Perhaps you are new to exercise or adding exercise back into your routine after a break. We offer several types of equipment at Forma Gym, including cardio, free weights, weight machines, and more. It can be overwhelming to start an exercise routine with so many choices. A fitness coach will help you put together a program for your specific goals with the right tools for you at this stage in your fitness journey.

Interested in training for competitive events: Running your first marathon? Training for a mud run? A fitness coach can help get you connected to new events and give you the tools to help you prepare for them in the most safe and effective way.

Returning from an injury: If you’ve been out of training due to an injury and re-entering the fitness world, it can be helpful to have a fitness coach in your corner. They can show you new exercises to help strengthen muscles and avoid certain movements so you don’t get re-injured.

Setting and achieving goals: If you’re having a hard time reaching your fitness goals on your own, a fitness coach can give you the push you need. Whether you need to change your nutrition plan, or try new exercises, they’ll help you set goals and then hold you accountable to reach them.

Personal Training at Forma Gym
Our team of fitness coaches is made up of professionals with a diverse background and a variety of skills. Together, we have dozens of years of experience in the industry and share a great passion for health and wellness.

We offer one-on-one personal training and small group fitness training. We also offer specialized Forma Athlete training at our Walnut Creek location, which is designed to develop athletes ages 13 and up to achieve the top level of their athletic performance.

Schedule a free fitness or nutrition consultation with one of our expert fitness coaches today.


Sara M

Sara M

Sara M. is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and freelance writer living and working near Boston, MA. As a former CrossFit gym owner and current fitness lover, Sara has a lot of personal and professional experience inside and outside the gym. She loves to write about various topics related to health, wellness, nutrition, human behavior, and self-mastery.

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