KNOWLEDGE: A good trainer will plan your workouts so that you are progressing toward your goal: whether for better health, to improve your sport or to stay fit. Trainers have knowledge about exercise, how to combine, progress, vary and alter exercises to suit you.
SAFETY: Ensure you are exercising safely.
EFFECTIVENESS: If you are spending the time working out, it should be worthwhile. Personal Training ensures an effective workout every time.
MOTIVATION: Have a one-on-one coach push you further than you might push yourself. Trainers will encourage, motivate and celebrate in your achievement.
COMMITMENT: you are more likely to go to the gym if you have a scheduled appointment.
GUIDANCE: you will set up realistic goals about healthy eating and exercise. Trainers can answer your questions along the way and help you get over obstacles to your success.
FUN: enjoy variety in your workouts, try things you have never done before, gain a new perspective on exercise and have fun with it. Exercise is not just about an end result, it is about a lifestyle commitment.
There are many knowledgeable trainers working at our local gyms or working independently. Get started with one today!
-Marta (author) is a trainer at Women Zone Fitness and Aerobics.