Five reasons to work with a personal trainer


There are easily 101 reasons you can find not to go to the gym. Sometimes all you need to get over the hump is a little extra motivation to get you pumped. Here are five reasons why it’s a great idea to work with a personal trainer.


Personal trainers serve as a coach, educator, role model, and a source of motivation and encouragement. Also, making regular appointments with a personal trainer helps eliminate excuses you might create when you don’t feel like exercising. In addition to helping you reach health and fitness goals, trainers are there to offer positive feedback on your performance and boost client confidence to take on new challenges.

Safety, supervision and instruction

Part of a personal trainer’s job is to show clients how to exercise safely and to teach proper and safe use of workout equipment. Personal trainers also give one-on-one attention as you exercise. From spotting you while you do pull-ups to offering feedback on your running form, trainers are there to observe, assist and correct. They also create an effective program for each client based on their fitness evaluation results and personal goals.

Sports-specific training

From shaving a few strokes off your golf score to beating your brother in tennis, a personal trainer can tailor a program to your sport of choice.

Injury rehabilitation

An experienced personal trainer can help chart a client’s path to recovery by showing you exercises that emphasize overall muscular balance to prevent future injuries.

Special-needs training

Research shows that those with health problems such as diabetes, asthma, osteoporosis or heart disease benefit from regular physical activity. While working out with some of these conditions can present challenges, trainers are often experienced in designing programs that address the needs of these conditions and others.

Source: American Council on Exercise

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