Late nights, a never-ending to-do list and a significantly lopsided work-life balance. Nobody said being an entrepreneur was easy.
Exercise is well known for its stress-busting benefits, but it often doesn’t make its way to the top of your to-do list. I get it. Devoting precious time to yourself seems like a foreign concept, especially for entrepreneurs.
This is when hiring a personal fitness trainer can prove to be an invaluable investment. From generating an effective exercise regime that works around your busy lifestyle to taking time for self-care, CMS Fitness reveals why every entrepreneur should think about hiring a personal fitness coach.
Benefits of exercise for entrepreneurs
The life of an entrepreneur is inevitably laden with some form of stress. When the very definition of your career as an entrepreneur is defined by assuming risks, it’s safe to say good and bad stress is par for the course. It comes with the territory!
Exercise in any shape or form, increases the production of endorphins in our body, which provides us with a natural high. This rise in endorphins can help clear the mind and help us focus, ultimately reducing stress levels. Less stress means more rational decisions – an essential trait of every successful entrepreneur!
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With less stress holding them back, business owners that regularly exercise are better equipped to overcome the challenges that running a business throws at you.
Boost creativity and brain function
Looking for some creative inspiration? Then put on those trainers and head to the gym! According to research compiled by the Montreal Hart Institute, aerobic exercise increases the flow of blood to the brain which helps to improve cognitive function. This could be the creative ticket you’ve been looking for!
Increase your self-confidence
Consider this scenario: You have a pitch presentation for a potentially big client in a few short weeks. As of late, sleepless nights are a result of your anxiety and excitement.
Now’s the time to slip on your trainers and get moving. Enjoying the feeling of a successful workout and seeing physical fitness results can work wonders when it comes to self-confidence. The fact you are actively accomplishing your fitness goals can have a halo-effect on your overall life, giving you greater confidence so you can achieve your business and personal goals.
Benefits of hiring a personal fitness coach
You might be thinking, “This all sounds logical and great, but I don’t have the time to stick to a regular exercise regime!”
This is why hiring a personal fitness trainer may prove to be an invaluable investment. Professional personal trainers look at your lifestyle, work and family commitments, and your personal life; tailoring an exercise plan that fits your day-to-day life.
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For example, you might drag yourself into the office each morning and count on five cups of coffee to put one foot in front of the other. But imagine how much more invigorated you’d feel having got up an hour earlier and achieving a great workout before heading into the office?
Motivation breeds consistency
With a million and one things to do each day, it’s easy for a fitness program to get flung out of your home office window! Personal fitness trainers are known to excel in motivating their clients to find the time and have the energy to stick to their fitness goals.
An increase in motivation and regular appointments with a fitness trainer means you’ll be less inclined to hold onto excuses that kept you from exercising in the first place.
In short, your exercise program will be more consistent and a personal trainer ensures you stay on track.
Guidance yields more effective workouts
The worst part of working out is seeing absolutely no results. The culprit: you’re doing it all wrong. And the last thing you want to feel is as though you’re wasting precious time that could be spent building your business.
A personal trainer can, again, prove effective in this area. Personal fitness coaches have the experience, skills and knowledge to help their clients maximize workouts to gain optimal results, meaning as a busy business owner you won’t be wasting time on ineffective exercise routines!
So what are you waiting for? Schedule some time for self-care, head to your local gym, have a chat with a personal trainer and start reaping the proven benefits exercise brings to even the busiest entrepreneur.
This article has been edited and condensed.
Hadyn Luke is the Director at CMS Fitness Courses. CMSFitness are specialists in health and fitness training. Based in Huddersfield, England, CMSFitness offer a diverse range of high quality personal training and fitness courses in the West Yorkshire region. CMSFitness is recognised as a premium provider of health and fitness courses that offer a variety of commercial and government-funded training programmes for people of varying ages and backgrounds across Yorkshire. Connect with @CMSFitness on Twitter.