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How Personal Training can help you achieve your fitness goals sooner

From helping you reach your fitness goals to figuring out how to exercise safely with a chronic condition, here you will find the top 10 ways which personal training can help you safely and efficiently achieve your fitness and health goals, and why it could be one of the best investments you'll make in your life!

1. Motivation

Most of us work out with greater intensity in the presence of others. Having a trainer by your side can give you ample motivation and energy you need to kick start your routine. A trainer can also help you with goal setting, create a plan to accomplish these and help party with you on the day you reach them.

2. Consistency

Do you find it hard to stick with a routine? A trainer can keep you accountable and help you over come any excuses you might use to prevent your commitment to exercise. It’s a lot more difficult to skip the gym when you know someone is waiting for you.

3. Clarity

Fitness can be tricky and theres so much information available its hard to know what information to trust. Do this, don't do or eat that. Cardio prior to or post strength training? Your trainer can help point you in the right direction for your fitness journey. A trainer can help remove and sort through the unneccessary confusion so you can put all your energy toward accomplishing your goals.

4. Confidence

The gym can be intimidating. Working with a trainer allows you to become confident with how to perform exercises, use machines and navigate the facility. After a few sessions, you will feel ready to tackle the weight room on your own. Even better, an ego boost during exercise can promote stronger self-confidence and self-efficacy, which can help you stick with your exercise program over the long term.

5. Avoid Injury

If you are new to exercise or find that some movements are painful, it is worth hiring a trainer to be certain that you are moving in a safe and effective way. Taking the time to learn proper exercise technique can improve your results and prevent annoying injuries.

6. Individual Attention

When it comes to fitness, everyone is different. Your unique body mechanics, experience, goals, fitness level, likes and dislikes can guide your trainer in creating a plan that is specific to your needs. With a program that fits, you are more likely to maintain the habit and see results.

7. Sport-specific Training

Do you want to run your first 5K or prepare for a backpacking trip? Looking to shave some strokes off your golf game? Your trainer can design a fitness program specific to your sport, which will improve your performance and reduce your chance of injury during the event(s).

8. Training With Medical Conditions

Exercise is beneficial for preventing or managing many common chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. However, exercising with a medical condition requires additional precautions. A knowledgeable trainer with experience training clients with chronic conditions can design a program that ensures your safety and provides a positive exercise experience.

9. Aging Gracefully

Our bodies change as we age. Perhaps the exercises you used to do no longer work with your body, or maybe you’ve stopped seeing results. A trainer can help you adjust or adapt your program as you age, which will allow you to maintain functionality and strength.

10. FUN

Believe it or not, exercise can be enjoyable. A savvy personal trainer can make exercise both effective and fun. Group or buddy training can be a great way to increase enjoyment, make exercise social and attain the services of a trainer for a cheaper rate. And simply working with a trainer who you like and respect can be enough to provide you with more satisfaction from your workouts.

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