Whether you have a regular membership to a gym facility or you are just looking to get started with your fitness journey, Personal Training has a lot of benefits!
Just because you attend regular classes at a gym, doesn’t mean that you couldn’t benefit from one-on-one training – either long term or just here and there to work on some special skills.
Maybe you are just getting started with your fitness journey, and looking for some personal attention based on your needs and current abilities. Many people are intimidated by group classes (and that’s OK), Personal Training can help you get ready if group classes are a goal of yours. Some people feel more comfortable with just one other person due to the current COVID concerns.
There are many reasons to request the help of a Personal Trainer – either as a supplement to your regular workout routine, or as the way for you get great workouts. And the benefits are plentiful!
Accountability, Motivation, Challenge, Results
Maybe you are bored with the same old workout DVDs or repetitive classes. You need to be challenged both mentally and physically. It’s helpful to have someone to personally help you set goals with an objective eye to keep them realistic. If you are not seeing results or not sure where to start, a Personal Trainer can help you reach your goals and maintain them.
They will be in tune with you and what you are working for and are going to be sure that you are putting in the work to get the results you expect. They are also going to know you well enough to be sure you are challenged as you progress (and to keep you progressing.) They are going to make sure you are seeing results.
Education and Efficiency
A Personal Trainer isn’t just going to tell you what to do for the hour you are with them. They are going to educate you on all aspects of a healthy lifestyle. They are also going to make sure you know proper movement technique. Your training doesn’t last just that 60 minutes – you will have information you can use in between sessions as well.
You may even get homework to do so you can keep working towards your goals and progressing at a suitable rate. Eating for your goals, sleeping well for recovery, plus safe and proper movements you can do at home in between your scheduled session are all very important. The goal is maximum results in minimal time.
Sports Specific Training
Many amateur and professional athletes work with a Personal Trainer during the off-season to prepare themselves for in-season competition. Whether you want to shave some strokes off your golf score or beat your brother-in-law at tennis, a Personal Trainer can tailor your program to your sport of choice.
Do you need a lot of power, agility, and skill to get the ball down the soccer field? Do you need a lot of strength to throw that discus further? Do you need a lot of speed to run that football to the end zone? Would an improved vertical jump help you with your basketball game? Training for all those things is completely possible, and very different, depending on your goals, and your Personal Trainer will develop a training plan specifically for what you need.
Injuries and accidents can prevent you from participating in your favorite activities. An experienced Personal Trainer, however, can make the road to recovery a smooth one by recommending exercises that emphasize overall muscular balance to prevent future injuries.
Even if you can’t be back to doing all of the things you love, it is still good to get up and moving to prevent too much muscle loss (and depression from not being active and doing things you love.) Maybe you aren’t going to be doing 100m sprints with a strained hamstring or squatting 300 pounds with achy knees, but there are still a LOT of other movements you can do to keep your mind and body sharp and to gain strength around the injured area to prevent future down time.
Special Needs Training
Research confirms that individuals with health challenges such as diabetes, asthma, osteoporosis, or heart disease benefit greatly from regular physical activity. These conditions, however, can make exercising safely a challenge. Many personal trainers are experienced in designing programs that address the special needs of these and other conditions.
The goal is always to make quality of life better, both short term and long term. A major reason the aging population ends up in a nursing home is because they can’t take care of themselves. Things like getting off the toilet (an air squat) or getting up after falling (a burpee.) Worse yet is breaking a bone in a fall because of weak bones (which can be made stronger by lifting weights.)
Personal Training has been proven to help cognitively, physically, and socially with other types of special needs such as ADD/ADHD, autism, Parkinson’s and more in both children and adults. There are all kinds of enrichment available through exercise – and not just physical – there are mental aspects that can be added to workouts!
Personal Training is far more than a Coach yelling at you to do more reps or go heavier. A great Personal Trainer will take the time to get to know you and your goals and then develop a plan to get you there. You should develop trust and believe that your Coach is pushing you in a positive way to get to where you want to go.
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