-Do you have trouble showing up 3-4 times/week to exercise?
-Are you unsure how to use all the equipment at your facility — or which equipment is best for your needs?
-Do you sometimes feel you are ‘just going through the motions’ & not achieving the results you want?
-Have you reached a plateau in your progress?
-Is it difficult to motivate yourself to try harder each time?
-Do you feel that you need more guidance to get the most from your exercise program?
If you answered yes to several of these questions, you might need a personal trainer! You can get the individual attention you need for the motivation, guidance and custom results you want. Personal training is not just for Hollywood-types and CEOs. Rather, it is an innovative, affordable route to a results-oriented exercise program for you.
What Is A Personal Trainer?
A qualified personal trainer is someone who has the expertise, educational background and diagnostic know-how to design an individual exercise program.
Once your trainer has found out what your goals are, he/she can tailor a program to help you achieve them. With a good trainer’s guidance, you can maximize your results in a minimal amount of time.
What Is A Training Session Like?
At the beginning of you first private exercise session and consultation, your trainer should discuss your fitness goals, such as:
~body fat reduction and weight loss
~low-back strengthening and pain prevention
~body shaping and toning
~rehabilitation from injury
~general muscular conditioning ~flexibility
~cross training (strength and endurance)
Your goals will be as individual as you are. By taking into account what you most want to achieve, your trainer can design a program that is just right for you. Together you will set long- and short-term goals. Your first few sessions should include questions and assessment tests to give your trainer an idea of your “starting point” in the areas of cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, joint flexibility and body fat composition. Once you know where you’re starting from and where you want to go, you can chart your route and measure your progress along the way.
What Are The Benefits?
Why do you need a trainer? Can’t you get results just by going into the fitness center and working out on your own?
Motivation. It takes more than state-of-the-art equipment to reach your fitness goals. You have to exercise regularly and make each session count. A trainer will help you develop the incentive to stick to your exercise plan.
Guidance. A trainer’s expertise enables him/her to customize an exercise program, making it specific to your goals. One size does not fit all! Plus, a good, qualified trainer will teach you correct form which will maximize efficiency and effectiveness and minimize the chance of injury.
Finally, as your fitness improves, your trainer will fine-tune your program to realistically meet your changing needs and make sure you continue to get results.
Convenience. Don’t have time to exercise? You and your trainer can figure out a schedule that will work for you. Together, you can brainstorm ways to overcome the other obstacles that stand between you and your goals.
Who Needs It?
If you feel that you are not reaching your specific fitness goals, not putting maximum effort into your training sessions — or getting the maximum results from them — personal training could well be for you. Contact a qualified personal trainer to schedule your first session. It might be just what you need to achieve your next level of fitness!