While always active in my youth and playing multiple sports throughout my high school and college years, I never stayed consistent with exercise in my adult years. I would go through fads, getting in shape and then ultimately losing momentum. Later with kids and work expectations, consistent exercise became even more elusive, until I got a personal trainer.
I had never considered getting a personal trainer as I thought it would be too expensive, until I was introduced to virtual personal training with HipTrain. HipTrain has changed my life for the following reasons:
- I really like my trainer. After months of seeing each other a few times a week, he is now my friend. We know about each other’s families (he is very close with his Greek grandfather), music tastes, and bits and pieces of our life’s story. This relationship is a big driver in me staying consistent. When I don’t really want to work out, I still want to see my trainer, forcing me to show-up. At the end of the session, I’m always glad I got the sweat in.
- The workouts are completely personalized. When I started, I wanted to focus on core strength specifically. After about 6 weeks of this, I began to get a little bored of just core and suggested something different. We began working with kettlebells because I had one. Now two months later, I have 4 kettlebells and we have layered in all sorts of kettlebell routines into each of our sessions, which has benefited me greatly physically and been really fun to learn.
- It takes place where I am. I now work from home and can easily schedule my day around my home workout. It’s just another calendar invite in my day full of calendar invites. End a work meeting, get a session in, and then go back to work. Even on an extended stay overseas visiting my wife’s family, I’ve still been able to participate in my sessions – as long as I have a wifi connection, I have a personal trainer with HipTrain.