Are you wondering if you need a personal trainer? If you find yourself asking this question then the answer is most likely "yes". You are probably reading this and find you are in one of two scenarios: either you want to start down the road of a fitness goal or you have been working out for some time and hit a wall with how far you can take your progress.
I started down the path of going to the gym about 8 years ago. When I started I had a choice. I could either teach myself what I needed to know or I could hire a trainer to show me what to do. I chose to teach myself. Truthfully, at the time the trainers at the gym I went to did not have the physique of someone who's career is based on personal fitness. I could not bring myself to hand someone my hard earned money that didn't at least physically represent the passion for fitness that I was trying to strive towards.
Why Steve Shiers?
I worked out on my own for years and I was able to maintain the body that I had built and was quite happy with it. I was comfortable at the level I had reached and had a great gym program to keep it up. Then something happened. I fell off the wagon. I went from being a guy that used to seek out gyms to workout at on my holidays to a guy that couldn't get himself to go to the gym right across the street from where I lived. This all happened so quickly. Missing a week at the gym turned into two weeks, then a month, then two months. I knew I had to do something and I needed help doing it. The longer I waited the harder it was going to be to deal with this problem.
I feel I fell off the fitness wagon out of pure boredom with the gym. I wanted exercise to be fun again and that is when I heard about Steve. I met Steve through a friend and decided to interview him for the job as my new trainer. In the last 7 years I kept up with my fitness education and I needed a trainer that knew what he was doing. I also became a follower of what some call "New School" fitness and wanted someone that was an expert on it. After talking with Steve for half an hour I knew he was the guy I was looking for.
Steve Shiers didn't just talk the fitness talk, he walked the walk. In fact, I think he ran the fitness run. You see, there are many trainers out there that go get the personal training certificate and will happily take your money but have zero real life experience with fitness. Think of it this way, would you want to learn a musical instrument from someone that knows the fundamentals of how to play or actually can play? Steve has a long history of physical sport and athletics and more important he is as passionate about it today as ever. He inspires because he puts in the time and pushes himself, which really lets you feel like he knows how hard you are working.
Another great attribute with Steve is he can help you with your total lifestyle with respect to reaching your fitness goals. I met with lots of trainers that don't even offer that as a service. Things like undervaluing diets when it comes to reaching fitness goals are all too common. There is a saying, "If you are not getting the results you want it is probably because of your diet". Steve covers all the bases in terms of what your lifestyle has to look like in terms of hitting your goals. Think about it, there are 168 hours in a week. You may spend 5-7 at the gym. What are you doing the rest of your time? Speaking of time, Steve is very flexible working with your schedule. Not having time to see a trainer is not a valid excuse with Steve. Actually, no excuse is a valid excuse with Steve.
The most important thing is that fitness is fun and you enjoy it. If you resent it or are bored with it you won't do it. That is what happened to me before I started with Steve. When you train with Steve, fitness is fun. It is not the boring repetitive routine of lifting weights over and over again. Every workout with Steve is different and rarely are any two the same. You might ask your self what does he do that is so different? I won't get into the specifics, but try and imagine workouts with tractor tires, water jugs, 3 inch braided ropes and sand bags. It is kind of like being a kid again and playing at the park. Don't get me wrong, you are still going to work hard, after all that is why you are there, but at least you can have fun doing it.
I have been a client of Steve,s for about 5 months now and there is no doubting the results. Anyone that has seen me has seen the change. It's your body and you only get one of them so do all you can to take the best care of it.