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1) Accountability

Your personal fitness trainer is available and waiting for you to show up.   It’s much harder to find excuses for not going to the gym or fitness studio when your personal trainer is expecting you. Your personal trainer motivates you and is your biggest cheerleader! You get an emotional lift from pushing yourself to your limits under your trainer’s tutelage. A personal trainer is vital to ensuring that you commit and stick to your fitness goals. Another accountability benefit is having your trainer set and help you reach your exercise milestones.

2) Coaching

Your personal trainer can share foundational information that supports all aspects of your workout. Your expert, credentialed personal trainer can tailor each workout to your unique abilities and specifications. You gain the distinct advantage of having your trainer instruct you on the most effective and efficient techniques for your particular workout regimen. What’s more, your trainer can show you how to best maximize your efforts and your results. One way this happens is when your personal trainer teaches you the proper mechanics of each exercise and ensures that you are performing each with correct form. He or she will also measure your strengths and weaknesses with fitness assessments. Your trainer will inform you about the workout equipment and explain how it can benefit your strength training goals.

3) Safety

Your personal trainer is there to reduce the risk of you getting injured.  Ignorance and poor execution are common catalysts for injury. A knowledgeable, certified personal trainer will improve your exercise execution and skill so that you reduce your risk for injury and get the most out of each activity. Your expert trainer will set your unique strength training program to adapt to your current health and injury status.

Important Note: Be sure to seek out a personal trainer who has a degree in exercise science or a related field. They should also hold certifications from organizations that include the American College of Sports Medicine, the gold standard in the field of exercise science. Your personal trainer should have a background in exercise physiology or a related field.