Benefits of Working With a Personal Trainer

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Life is busy. School, careers, families – it seems like life moves more and more quickly every day and it can become difficult to juggle all we have to juggle. Taking care of ourselves, staying healthy and fit, should be a priority. In this blog, we’ll discuss some benefits of working with a personal trainer.

What is a Personal Trainer?

A personal trainer is a certified professional who has expert-level knowledge and training in specific areas of fitness. They may also offer dietary suggestions and guidance in lifestyle changes. A personal trainer will work with you in setting (and reaching) goals, education, and assessment. Working with a personal trainer will keep you focused on achieving your own personal fitness goals and will help keep you on track through accountability. A personal trainer will be focused on you: your target areas, your reasons and motivations for exercising.

Benefits of Working With a Personal Trainer

A Personalized Plan

A personal trainer will help target your specific needs by conducting assessments and having discussions with you regarding your personal habits and preferences, diet, challenges, goals, etc.

Helping with Injuries

A personal trainer who specializes in rehab can work in conjunction with other healthcare professionals to help with strengthening and maintaining and physical healing.

Personalized Instruction and Guidance

Having a personal trainer observe while you exercise can help pinpoint weaknesses and incorrect movements that can dilute the benefits of the exercise or, worst case scenario, lead to actual injury. Having the necessary instruction also helps when you’re doing the exercises on your own.

Motivation and Accountability

It’s easy to talk yourself out of going to the gym or taking a solitary run. That’s more difficult to do with a personal trainer. Working with a personal trainer calls for more accountability. The personal trainer will be invested in your success, providing the enthusiasm and motivation you need to stay on course.

Things to Consider When Hiring a Personal Trainer

Cost

Hiring a personal trainer can be expensive. One way to defray these costs is to hire the trainer for one session a week and work out the other days on your own.

Certifications

You should always research the trainer to make sure they are properly certified. If they are certified by a gym, make sure that certification is also in compliance with state and federal requirements. You should also make sure the trainer is certified in all of the areas they advertise. If they offer injury rehab or diet and nutrition guidance, make sure they are properly trained and certified in these areas.

 

We all want to look our best and feel our best and the path to those goals isn’t the same for everyone. If you’re looking for a more personalized experience then hiring a personal trainer may be YOUR best path.

Sources

“The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Personal Trainer” inKin, https://www.inkin.com/blog/en/The-Pros-and-Cons-of-Hiring-a-Personal-Trainer

“7 Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer” Shelley Frost, https://www.livestrong.com/article/497395-7-benefits-of-hiring-a-personal-trainer/

 

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Post by Andrea Rogers