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Personal Trainer for Fitness: Do You Need One?

Updated on January 11, 2014
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Sandy J Duncan is a Neurofeedback Specialist and completing her Doctorate in Natural Medicine. She empowers readers with natural solutions!

Don't Try to Go it Alone

Working out without someone to guide you can be hard. You might be pushing yourself more and more each day without seeing any progress on the scale or with your body’s shape. If you want to get more mileage with your workout, a personal trainer can help you reach your goal. Below are some of the reasons why you need one.

Get the results you want

For some people, all it takes to achieve a body or weight goal is to visit a gym. There, they’ll follow a regime they believe can help them improve their physical wellbeing. However, they may not be aware of the ineffectiveness of their efforts and may find no improvement as they continue over time.

A personal trainer can help you achieve your fitness goals. Whether you are looking to shed pounds or gain muscle mass, trainers can determine the right regime for you. They can provide a series of effective cardio activities to shed calories or resistance training to build your muscles.

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You Can Trust Them

There are veteran gym members who often provide advice to newcomers. Their advice usually includes workout methods and other exercises which they claim work for them. Their claim might be true, but there is no way to determine if the same regime will work for you.

Personal trainers, on the other hand, are someone you can trust with your body. Before they can assist anyone with their workout, trainers need to be certified by the state or federal office. This qualification shows trainers are knowledgeable in helping you achieve a fitness goal.

Professional Supervision

For most people, they need someone to show them if they are on track with their workout. You may never know if you are lifting weights or doing warm-up exercises correctly. Even if there are other gym members present, they may not have time to watch over you throughout your workout.

Personal trainers are there to give you an on-the-spot supervision during your workout. They can see if there are any methods you are having a hard time with which they help you improve upon. If you are still having a hard time with a certain training exercise, they can provide a better alternative instead.

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Gives You the Edge in Professional Competition

Personal trainers can help you improve your body in order to gain the advantage you need in a sporting or physical event. Certain trainers have studied the most common competitions and know which muscle groups are utilised during those activities. In a marathon, for example, trainers know you need to develop your leg muscles while improving your stamina reserves. In order to improve your body for a physical competition, trainers will provide an effective workout method. This will help you target specific body parts to improve upon.

Helps You Become Independent in Improving Your Body

Personal trainers won’t just show you how to improve your body, they can teach you how to do it on your own. Trainers are effective teachers in making sure you are able to practice the methods they provide you. In fact, they can even make you a physical trainer yourself.

Having a personal trainer can benefit you in the long run than improving your body on your own. For more information, organize a meeting with a trainer in your area today.

And always make sure that the personal trainer you choose is a professional with credentials and good references from happy clients!

Healthy Blessings!

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      Sandy J Duncan 3 years ago from Kansas City, Kansas

      Thanks, I think I'll add an edit to that effect. Sure appreciate your feedback.

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      Kevin W 3 years ago from Texas

      This is an interesting hub Blessed Success. It's always good to have a personal trainer, they learn your body, understand the science behind the process and are great motivators. Just make sure your getting a good personal trainer with credentials and not some gym know-it-all that developed 2 muscles and decided they are a trainer. Voted up on your hub.