Exercise is a concept that you may know about that can yield positive benefits toward one's health. With many more people living sedentary lifestyles, the value of exercise is becoming exponentially greater toward everyday life and health. In short, inactivity can lead to chronic pain and illnesses that are otherwise preventable.
With the New Year recently getting started you (and many other people) may have health and fitness on your mind as part of your New Year's resolutions. More specifically the fitness component may just be a means to an end such as losing weight or getting stronger. But have you ever walked into a gym and just felt intimidated by other people exercising or realized you don’t know where to begin?
This is where working with a personal trainer will help. So what is a personal trainer? A personal trainer is knowledgeable in human anatomy & physiology, exercise science, basic nutrition, and is dedicated to making personalized exercise programs to fit your needs. There are many benefits to hiring a personal trainer!
A personal trainer will also build confidence by teaching you how to properly and safely exercise either in a home setting or gym setting. By building this confidence you can find yourself less apt to “falling off the wagon” and discontinuing an exercise routine. By working with a trainer you can expect to utilize your exercise time more effectively and not worry about doing your workouts wrong. Essentially the guesswork of how and when to exercise is factored out for you. They help motivate you to reach your goals while also holding you accountable if you start to falter a little. When working around building goals, a personal trainer will also help you set realistic goals for yourself to achieve. They can help build a realistic time frame of when and how to achieve these set goals. Most importantly, working with a trainer will allow you to work with someone one on one who is dedicated to getting you on a path of sustainable exercise through educating you. After all the real goal of exercising is to living a healthier lifestyle and improving your overall quality of life.
To sum it all up a personal trainer is a motivator, educator, and a life coach in some ways. If you’re new to fitness and want some guidance on where to start exercising with a strong foundation, hiring a trainer is a good starting point.