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Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer

By Anne Keckler | February 7, 2008

Safety

A personal trainer will look at your medical history, perform a fitness assessment, prescribe the right types and amount of exercise, and ensure you use proper form while exercising. This all adds up to a tremendous increase in your personal safety, especially if you are just starting out.

For someone more experienced, a trainer will properly spot you so you can push yourself to your limits. This allows you to get more out of your exercise program, while still remaining safe.

A personal trainer helps you to avoid injury, but is also trained in CPR and first aid to handle medical emergencies, should they arise.

Accountability and Motivation

Having an appointment with a personal trainer will make you more likely to actually show up and exercise, and that alone will provide innumerable benefits to you. Consistency is key to getting results from your fitness program. Your personal trainer is there to spur you on, and keep you going, even when you feel like giving up.

Customized Programs for Better, Faster Results

Have you ever seen the guys (or gals) who show up at the gym week after week, month after month, but they never seem to change? They are exercising, but they aren’t getting results because they aren’t doing the best exercise, or doing it in the right way to get the results they want. A personal trainer will assess your current fitness level, help you to set reasonable goals, and then prescribe a personal program for your body type, goals, and lifestyle. You’ll maximize your time in the gym with a more efficient, more effective workout, and a better eating plan.

If you’ve hit a plateau, where what you’ve been doing just isn’t working for you anymore, a personal trainer can set you on the right track to start getting results again.

Don’t Feel Intimidated by the Gym!

A personal trainer can help you to feel comfortable in a new gym by showing you how to use the equipment, introducing you to the members and staff, and helping you to feel at ease.

Sport-Specific Training

Some personal trainers offer sport-specific training, such as for golf or tennis. They will help you to exercise the muscles needed for the movements of your chosen sport, and also ensure that you have balance between muscle groups.

Injury or Surgery Rehabilitation

When your physical therapy is over, you may still need help to regain strength without overdoing it. A personal trainer can take over where your physical therapist left off.

Special Needs

Some personal trainers help clients with special needs, such as those with health challenges like diabetes, asthma, osteoporosis, arthritis, or heart disease.

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2 Responses to “Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer”

  1. Vicham Says:
    February 7th, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    The motivation factor was the big thing I needed to get me back into working out. I had no reason and/or motivation to bother with picking up weightlifting again; I would procrastinate about it any time the idea crept up. I did go one time with a friend for about a month, but then he gave up on it, and without someone to hang and chat with, so did I. Having someone to give the proverbial poke in the ribs to keep going helps.

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