Making your health a priority is one of the most important things you can do for yourself to live a long and happy life. It should be your main focus and something you don’t neglect.
However, figuring it all out yourself and staying on top of things can be difficult – especially when you’re super busy.
That’s why hiring a personal trainer and nutritionist can help you stay focused on your health and fitness goals, prepare yourself for the wedding, and overall learn how to do what’s best for your health and body.
That’s why I’m dedicating this post to talking about when is the best time to hire a personal trainer and nutritionist.
When To Hire A Personal Trainer And Nutritionist
Let’s be real – preparing for a wedding can be such a hard process. It’s overwhelming, there’s so much to do and to think about, and it can be less than enjoyable. So, when you add trying to lose weight or get fit and lean for your big day ON TOP of doing all of the tedious wedding planning tasks, it can be too much.
That’s why it might be a good idea to hire a professional – it will save you time on figuring it out yourself, and give you the best results, as you might not know what to do even when doing your research. No matter if your goal is weight loss, simply improving your health, or getting fit and lean, fitness professionals and nutritionists, and dietitians can make your life easier during the busy wedding planning season (but not just then – always).
Let’s talk about when you should hire a personal trainer and a nutritionist, or a registered dietitian.
What Does A Personal Trainer Do
A personal trainer is a fitness professional that works with clients one-on-one to help them achieve their fitness goals. Their main role is to develop a training program for you, based on your specific body, health, goals, and more. Depending on what type of service you’re looking for, you can either get a personal trainer who will only develop the exercise program for you, and you’ll use it to workout, or, more commonly, you’ll train with your personal trainer, and they’ll guide you through all of the exercises (plus they’ll develop the personal training plan, of course).
When working out with a personal trainer, they’ll keep an eye out on your technique and form, and make sure you’re doing your exercises properly, in order to prevent any potential injuries and to get the best results possible.
They’ll also educate you, motivate you, keep you accountable, and help you set realistic goals. Most personal trainers will also guide you on non-training related things that actually have an impact on your health and body – such as stress management, healthy habits, and more.
Essentially, a personal trainer will plan out your training according to your goals and body, and ensure you’re doing all of it properly.
Another option that exists, if you’re looking for a bit more affordable option, is working out in small groups – basically working with a trainer where there is a small group of you at the training seassion, instead of working with the trainer 1:1. It’s a bit less personalized than doing it yourself, but you still get more than you would if you just worked out by yourself in the gym or at home.
The key to all of those options is hiring a good trainer – someone with experience and education.
When To Hire A Personal Trainer
There’s no magic answer as to when to hire a personal trainer. The answer can vary depending on your specific situation and needs.
But to help you make a decision, I’ll talk about some scenarios where you might want to consider hiring a personal trainer.
You might be a complete beginner to working out, and you don’t have time to figure it out yourself, or you simply want to make sure you’re doing it right from the very start. Potentially, you’ve been working out for a while, but you’re “stuck” – you’re not reaching your desired results, and you don’t know why.
Another option could be that you’re overwhelmed with tons of workout videos online, you don’t know which ones are the right for you, and you don’t know how to plan out your training sessions.
Finally, you might simply want to leave it to the professionals and let them help you and guide you to get your fitness levels up.
What Does A Nutritionist Do
Let’s cover the basics first. A nutritionist is a healthcare professional with a degree in nutrition, specializing, obviously, in the field of nutrition. They offer expert advice on food choices, make custom meal plans for you based on your body and goals and specific health conditions or food preferences you might have, and they coach you on healthy eating.
Usually, nutritionists evaluate your current dietary habits, lifestyle factors, and health goals to assess your nutritional needs. They may analyze your eating patterns, nutrient intake, and any specific dietary concerns or restrictions you may have. This gives them insights into your body, health, and needs, which helps them guide you on what to eat.
They also make customized meal plans for you, based on your needs and goals. Whether your goal is weight loss, weight management, or weight gain, nutritionists develop meal plans to help you reach those goals.
However, they also focus on the health side of things – they make sure you’re getting enough vitamins and minerals, and they pay attention to any deficiencies you might have, to make sure they help you with that aspect as well.
When To Hire A Nutritionist
Again, there’s no right answer as to when to hire a nutritionist, but there are some common scenarios when people decide to do so.
First of all, if you want to get fit and lean for your wedding, a nutritionist is always a good idea. You won’t waste any time, and you’ll start the right way.
If you have any deficiencies or health conditions related to nutrition, a nutritionist can help you there as well, and give you food and nutritional advice and incorporate those aspects into your meal plan.
Personalized nutrition plans not only help you reach your goals, but they help you live a healthier life long-term.
If you’re wondering is hiring a nutritionist worth it, I’d say it is – but that will heavily depend on your budget. What’s worth it to one person might not be worth it to someone else, so make sure to think about it before you make a decision.
Alternatively, you can join Best Body – my proven program to finally help you become your best self, on your big day, and every day.