Why should you hire a personal trainer?

The answer is simple; motivation, in depth knowledge, safety and faster results. Anyone can buy free weights or gym equipment, however, the general population does not have the knowledge or proper motivation to achieve a higher level of fitness. The job of a personal trainer is to make sure their clients are doing exercises properly and frequently. Another part of the job description is monitoring nutrition. Without proper eating habits the workouts will not be as effective. There are many benefits to hiring a trainer. Whether you would like to lose weight, tone up, bulk up, decrease risk of injury, injury recovery, gain strength, increase endurance, speed, or improve your well being. Any woman who wants to better their health, life style, and their overall appearance is a perfect candidate. A personal trainer will help you achieve any and all of your fitness goals. Once you have worked with a trainer for a period of time you will notice more stamina, less stress, better sleep, more flexibility, strength increase, better physical appearance and improved confidence. The trainer is your personal fitness coach and pushes you to reach your goals while in a safe and fun environment.

What should you look for in a trainer?

It is of increasing awareness that just about anyone can get certified by either going online for a couple of hours, spending a weekend taking a course, and passing a test to become certified. It is important to look for someone with a degree in this field or a nationally recognized certification such as:  ACE, NASM, or ACSM. Look for someone your relate to, someone who offers a program that matches your core values, and someone you enjoy being around. In addition, all trainers should offer a fitness assessment, record medical histories, and set up workout plans prior to each session. A good trainer will also keep the routines interesting and different to avoid boredom. The client should look forward to their sessions every week.

What is a Fitness Assessment?

In the fitness assessment forms are filled out in order to get to know each other better. They are, including but not limited to: medical history, prior injuries, goals, daily activities, diet, stress levels, and the training agreement. The assessment generally lasts about an hour and requires some physical activity. This time allows the trainer to study the motion of the potential client in order to develop a custom program based on the clients movement history(ex. prior injuries, sports, etc.), medical history, stress levels, how their body moves as a whole, and current goals.