Welcome back to the Body Designs Blog! Yes, we took a break during government’s mandated shut down. But now your Body Designs Personal Trainers have returned to doing business in the gym!
Over the past several months there has been a lot of talk about the dangers of working out in a gym environment as it pertains to the Wuhan Virus (aka Coronavirus [COVID-19]). And while we are not here to debate the issues or convince those who are leery to return to the gym setting sooner than they may be ready. We are here to remind you of the benefits of having a personal trainer.
So here are our top 3 reasons to have a personal trainer.
There are many people who train with weights, including personal trainers, who are not educated in the Fitness field. Just because I can play a song on the guitar doesn’t make me a musician; someone who can do a biceps curl, doesn’t make them a personal trainer. Tracy and I each have recognized certifications and do continuing education in order to broaden our knowledge enabling us to maximize client results, lessen their chance of injury and address even to address special needs populations like pre / post natal or surgical, the injury prone and etc. More than exercising, trainers also get a deeper education on nutrition. There is so much misinformation out there, trainers are usually a better source of specific dietary guidelines based on their clients’ needs and desires than one can find searching the web or listening to these Philosophical Doctors (PhDs) on TV.
Motivation and Accountability
Personal trainers are a source of motivation and accountability for those really trying to achieve new goals. The motivation of encouraging someone not to give up when they are running low on drive or energy is necessary for getting past plateaus. The accountability of having to report one’s dietary missteps or even to show up for one’s appointment also ensures a higher likelihood of attaining success faster.
Personalization and Variation
Probably the biggest reason one should consider hiring a personal trainer is their ability to personalize workouts or exercises for their various types of clients. Sure, most people need to train their entire body. However, there are those who play sports and may need to focus on some areas more than others. Clients who have balance issues may benefit from unilateral training. Again, if a woman is or has been recently pregnant, a workout specifically designed for her unique situation is required. Also, if someone is either pre or post surgical, exercises designed to rehab or strengthen the affected area needs to be done with precision and care.
Having either a variety of equipment or exercises is key to maximizing results and avoiding training stagnation. Whether training in a gym or at home in person or virtually, personal trainers have mental library of exercises at their disposal. These variations and their modifications (if necessary) also contribute to a client’s interest and success.
The world knows exercise is “essential.” And these days, exercise comes in a variety of formats. The gym environment is but one. And while many believe facilities like ours were deemed “nonessential,” I dare say that if you are training with weights (even if it is just your body weight), personal trainers are “essential.”
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