When we feel sick, we call
the doctor, and when we have a leaky pipe, we call the plumber. So when 30
minutes of cardio training and a stop in the weight room doesn’t generate the
fitness results we want, why not turn to a professional who can coach us through
American Council on Exercise boasts more than 50,000 certified
fitness professionals in the world, making it easier than ever to tap a local
trainer to fit your budget. A trainer typically costs between $40 and $90 per
hour, and less for small group training. If you’re struggling with the personal
trainer debate, Life Fitness offers five reasons why now may be the time to invest
in some exercise support:
evaluation: Personal trainers
evaluate your fitness goals to design a progressive program that will get
you where you want to go. This starts with a thorough evaluation of your
current fitness level that can be duplicated in the months that follow.
Your trainer will make sure you know just how much you’ve improved.
Motivation: Not only do trainers make great exercise
buddies, they offer a no-excuses attitude to motivate you to continue
working toward your goals.
positioning: Head neutral, back
flat, core tight, shoulders retracted – these are some of the instructions
your personal trainer is likely to command. Just don’t take them lightly.
Better body positioning on cardio and strength-training equipment will
help you maximize each movement and avoid injury.
Education: A personal trainer knows the why behind
every squat, curl and crunch you make and how it will get you one step
closer to reaching your fitness goals.
through: Your personal trainer is
invested in your success, too. When confidence waivers, your trainer will
be there to pick you up and keep you going.
Fit Tips are provided
by Life Fitness, the leader in designing and manufacturing high-quality
exercise equipment for fitness facilities and homes worldwide. For more
information on Fit Tips and other fitness advice and expertise visit www.lifefitness.com/blog