What Can I expect when working with a Personal Trainer
If you have ever attempted to become physically fit, you have likely discovered that this process is a very difficult process to maintain. If you would like to make your fitness training easier and to achieve your fitness goals why not consider a Personal Trainer. A Personal Trainer can make the fitness process a simple one to follow and give you that buddy system required through every step of the way.
The best part of working out with a trainer is definitely the fact that they will not only boost your fitness levels alone, but also a Personal Trainer can get you in a much better, healthier state of being too. A Personal Trainer will assess your diet as well as your other daily physical activities which will allow the fitness trainer to tailor a fitness and nutritional programme specifically designed for you!
Advantages of working with a Personal Trainer
- Customized programming– A knowledgeable personal trainer will create a customized exercise programme for you, designed to help you reach your unique health and fitness goals. A trainer will also take into account special considerations (e.g. existing medical condition, pregnancy, post-rehabilitation, medications taken, etc) when creating a programme exclusively for you.
- Correct technique- When exercising, safety is the number one priority. A personal trainer will teach you the correct mechanics of each exercise and will ensure that you are performing each with correct form, thus maximizing the efficiency of your workouts.
- Enhance motivation– Who wouldn’t like a little extra motivation? Having a scheduled session with a trainer promotes accountability on your part, and can assist in developing adherence in the long run to making exercise a regular part of your routine. In addition to the outside motivation, a personal trainer can also help you develop a more positive outlook on exercise by exploring options for making exercise more enjoyable, reviewing short-term progress towards goals, and assessing feeling- and mood-state changes related to exercise, thereby improving self-confidence and self-motivation.
- Alleviate boredom- Exercising can be fun! A personal trainer can help you select activities that you enjoy, and also choose exercises that will keep you challenged and on track towards reaching your fitness goals. Personal trainers have vast knowledge of various exercises, tools and techniques that can make your workouts both fun and effective.
What can I expect during my initial training session?
During your initial meeting with a trainer, he or she will begin the process of getting to know you, in terms of your health and fitness goals, your health and exercise history, as well as your likes and dislikes. It is this information along with your trainer’s expertise and experience that will assist them in developing a customized programme for you. Depending on your fitness goals, your trainer may administer a variety of assessments during the initial session, or may reserve some assessments until a point in your programme that is more appropriate. The assessments that are ultimately selected are done so in line with your fitness goals, and are used to establish a baseline for progress comparison further down the road. Assessments are also used to measure your current level of fitness, which can assist the trainer in developing your customized program (in terms of selecting appropriate exercise intensity, appropriate weight for strength training exercises, etc) and meeting your health and fitness needs. Examples of assessments that may be conducted include body composition assessments, movement screens and postural assessments.
Why have a Personal Trainer?
Personal Training is personal to you, you may have an existing fitness regime where you have plateaued and need the guidance and motivation to enhance your fitness training. Or you are just starting out in fitness, do not like the gym environment and feel slightly intimidated by working out in front of others. The ultimate goal of a quality Personal trainer is to promote self efficacy within a client, enabling them to take ownership of their exercise experience. A good trainer will educate their clients as to why they do certain exercises and what for and how their developed programme relates back to their health and fitness goals.
Choosing the right personal trainer ensures that you will receive the most from your training sessions and also that you will enjoy the experience. Keep in mind that an investment in the right personal trainer is an investment in your health and your success. Are you ready to get started?