Whether it’s a training partner a regular spotter or a personal trainer, having someone to support your body reshaping efforts is often a good idea, especially when you’re just starting out.
The main problem I’ve seen with most new trainees is in their ability to stay motivated through the initial stages of their fitness regimen. In the beginning the gains come relatively slowly and the soreness is greater than it is later on. Consequently, it’s difficult for a person to keep subjecting him or herself to the stresses of exercise. This is where support becomes crucial.
Whether it’s a training partner who holds you to a schedule or a trainer who motivates you, having another person to whom you’re at least partly accountable can be the very thing that gets you over that initial hurdle so many new trainees face.
After six months or so – once the benefits of your labor have begun to take shape – you may find that you’re ready to go it alone. Or you may decide that you like having a partner or trainer by your side. Either way, if you’re new to exercising, consider getting a little help in the beginning. It can mean a lot in the end.