Choices, choices, choices! When you’re choosing a workout, how do you know which trainer is right for you? It all comes down to your very personal preferences, so we asked MYX’s Director of Content, Erika, for advice. She understands the importance of connecting with someone who leads a workout in a way we like. Why? Because, Erika says, it can help us make our workouts a priority. Here she offers four ways to help us find our best match.
It begins with you
Erika says, “First, you need to know yourself. Do you need a drill sergeant to get you motivated and in the saddle every morning? Do you prefer a softer approach? Want a buddy to call you out on your excuses?” Knowing yourself and your style of learning helps you understand the best trainer style for you. Erika also suggests considering the types of workouts you prefer. All the trainers lead great bike workouts, but not everyone offers HIIT or yoga sessions.
Audition potential matches
One style to suit everyone? Hardly. MYX adds new trainers often and new workouts every week — because variety isn’t just the spice of life; it brings new energy into any workout routine. That’s why MYX offers a broad range of workouts and trainers with different styles. We intentionally offer something and someone for every taste and fitness level. Given all your options, Erika recommends “auditioning” different trainers to see if their workout style matches your style.
Level up or down
The third thing to consider is whether or not you’ve chosen the right class. If you’re new to MYX and the trainer isn’t giving you the type and amount of instruction you need, choose a different session instead of a different trainer. The level of difficulty might be the issue, not the trainer. As Erika says, keep on trying different levels and different workouts with the same trainer. It’s a great way to get to know their style.
Do your homework
There’s a lot you can learn about a trainer’s style through the workouts, but don’t stop there. Erika recommends learning more about all of the MYX trainers by checking out their websites and social accounts. It’s a bit like dating to see if you’re a good fit. Little things, like how fast someone talks, can be a difference maker.
Finding your MYX match with a trainer who has a leadership style that works for you is a very personal journey. With so many choices, Erika says, there is no right or wrong answer. Think about what you want, what you need, and keep trying until you click with trainers who help you reach your goals. It’s worth it because we all go further together than we do alone.