The Top 5 Reasons Why Every Business Owner or Executive Should Hire a Personal Trainer. Reason Number #3 Will Surprise You.

There is overwhelming evidence that a regular exercise regimen can boost brain power (learning, memory, decision making), optimize energy levels, mitigate stress, and keep your body in the best possible condition for handling the rigors of your job. A Fitness Coach or Personal Trainer is a professional to whom you can delegate the task of creating and optimizing your fitness and health plan. Here are the top 5 reasons why every executive and business leader should partner with a Fitness Coach.  

1. Your body needs be at its best to handle the demand of long hours, stress, and heavy travel schedules.

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It is self evident that the greater amount of work responsibility on one’s shoulders, the greater the body and mind will be pushed through stress, workload, and amount of effort required. It’s in everyone’s best interest to not just manage these challenges, but to be at your best energy-wise in every interaction, conveying passion, and exuding strength. Because of this, keeping your body healthy and fit to handle the workload, challenges, and travel is an absolute must.

A Personal Trainer will plan and optimize your fitness routine for you to create the best outcome possible.  

 2. A fitness coach will take things off your plate so you can focus your mind on your other responsibilities.

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The more we allow things to pile up on our mental plates, the thinner we spread our focus and mental attention. Regular physical activity has immense benefits for our bodies, minds, and longevity, so it is in our best interest to prioritize fitness as a consistent part of our lifestyle. A fitness professional can take care of your workout programming, nutritional planning, addressing the logistical challenges, and creating a strategy that will bring organization and focus to this piece of your life.

3. Regular, consistent exercise improves cognitive ability

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When we think of exercise, we typically think of the benefits it provides to how we look, our increased strength, increased endurance, and longevity. But this is only half of the story. Research has shown that specific types of physical activity are strongly associated with improved brain function.

In the article “Exercising Is Part of Your Job” in the Harvard Business Review, several important benefits are cited, including:

  • Improved concentration
  • Better memory
  • Faster learning
  • Prolonged mental stamina
  • Enhanced creativity
  • Lower stress

Furthermore, does this translate in a measured way to executive performance?

According to an article published in the Journal of Managerial Psychology, a study that followed over 600 executives concluded that those that exercised regularly scored “significantly” higher on the Executive Success Profile (ESP) and Campbell Leadership Index (CLI) when compared to their non-exercising counterparts.

The criteria for the ESP and CLI include past successes, understanding of organization, perceived capability, resilience, and personality attributes.

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These findings are in keeping with what we already know about the mental benefits of exercise.

Keeping your body fit and active translates into better performance both in and out of work. A good fitness coach will be able to organize your routine in a way that provides you with optimal results, enjoyment, and a lowered injury risk. They will focus on finding the type of exercise that provides you with the most cognitive benefits and overall satisfaction.

4. A Fitness Coach will act as an advocate for you, your health, and your well being.

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As a busy professional, your day is likely populated by a constant flow of individuals and interests who are all competing for every minute of your time. A Fitness Coach’s agenda is focused on giving you the time you need to take care of yourself and they’ll hold you accountable to doing it. Fitness experts understand that if you don’t take the time to take care of yourself then you won’t be able to be your best on behalf of others. By setting up a training session it carves out an appointment with yourself, and makes your well being into as high a priority as all of the other varied interests that are vying for your time.


5. You will end up saving time in the short run and long run.

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An in-home fitness coach will come directly to your home or office with the equipment you need, ready to put you through your paces immediately. Compare this to the time that it takes for you to travel both ways to the gym and get set up which is approximately 10 to 30 minutes per workout day.

In addition to travel time, a fitness coach will give you a program that is specially designed to provide you with your intended result in a minimal amount of time. By leveraging his/her knowledge and expertise, you are able to accomplish much more in much less time. Add to this the benefits of a carefully crafted nutritional plan, food shopping lists, travel planning, or calculating nutritional macro and micronutrients.

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