What I Can Teach You About Trainers

Why You Need to Hire a Personal Fitness Trainer

Want to be healthier, happier and more functionally fit? Maybe you just want to look good or get ripped. It doesn’t matter what your gym goals are – a qualified personal trainer can make them more reachable for you.

Here are solid reasons for hiring a personal trainer:

You’re just starting out.

Pumping iron is beyond lifting heavy things, putting them down and picking them up again. You may think everything is so easy, but what makes you so sure? You may even have a “workout buddy,” but what makes you so convinced you’re getting correct coaching? Friends are great to work out with, but you need a professional trainer to really get things right.
You like the machines a lot.

Do you prefer the Smith rack or leg press machine over doing proper squats? Have you never attempted a deadlift in the past? Are you a frequent user of the pec deck? If you talk about lifting, old school is the only choice, and old school means free weights. Machines do have their uses, but use them more for “finishing exercises.

You’re stuck with the bar muscles.

For the men, no doubt women dig bulging biceps, but that doesn’t mean you should stop there. Look at your body in its entirety. An effective personal trainer can offer you a complete lifting program that addresses your specific goals, as well as boosts your body’s health and performance in a way that women find appealing.

You love the pec deck a lot.

It’s okay to do some bicep pumps, but you need an all-body approach that works multi-joint movements – squats, deadlifts, overhead press, bench press, chin-ups, and rows.

You’re getting injured and/or not achieving your goals.

Weightlifting is important. A professional makes sure that you’re lifting properly, so you get maximum results and still protect your joints. Don’t flop around, trying to bench more than you have to.

You’re bored or plateauing.

Even as an accomplished lifter, a trainer can still help you tweak things around so that lifting will stay interesting or exciting.

If you’ve been convinced you need a personal trainer (most people do, especially at the start), don’t go with just any trainer. Find someone who can give you references and is certified. Certifications are not necessarily all equal though. Some of the reputable ones include ISSA (International Sports Society Association), ACE (American Council on Exercise), NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), IDEA Health & Fitness Association, and the AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America).

Certainly, you must also inquire about payment. Most probably, you can get a reduced rate for a 10 to 20-session package. Remember, your trainer’s philosophy must be in line with yours, or you won’t be happy training and that can compromise your results. Lastly, take a look at the trainer. If he’s out of shape, you should seriously wonder why. You need someone who can motivate you by first motivating himself.

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