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You may think you train hard when you hit the gym solo, but are you truly working to your full potential? Or maybe you do push yourself hard—too hard, which can lead to weight gain and a weakened immune system due to overtraining, McCall says.
“A couple of different research studies have looked at individuals working with a trainer versus exercising on their own and found that working with a trainer uses more intensity and is more effective at achieving results,” McCall says.
That doesn’t mean you need to see a professional for every workout. Instead, ask a knowledgeable trainer to put together a goal-specific program (that you will use) to help you stay on track and train at the right intensity to get the results you want.
Are you guilty of stretching the truth to your trainer (or yourself)?
5 Little White Lies that Sabotage Your Results