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The Benefits of Having a Personal Trainer

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If you’ve decided to commit to a healthier lifestyle, then you’re probably thinking about joining a gym in order to get into better shape. Instead of just joining any gym, you should strongly consider working with a personal trainer for one-on-one personal training instruction. The following are some of the benefits that you can enjoy from receiving professional personal training:

  1. Learn how to use weight training equipment – If you’re just starting out, then odds are you’re not familiar with the types of workout equipment that’s available at most gyms. While you may think you have a good idea of how to use some of the equipment that’s available, odds are you’ll end up using it wrong if you’ve never been properly instructed. A personal trainer can teach you about each piece of equipment as well as guide you on how to use it properly and effectively.
  2. Reduce the risk of injury – If you don’t know what you’re doing, then it can be easy to injure yourself. This is especially true if you don’t know how to use the equipment or you try to do too much too soon. A personal trainer can make sure your form is correct to help prevent injuries – and they can determine how much of a workout your body can safely handle. Personal trainers will also take into account any past injuries or present physical limitations you might have.
  3. Improve the consistency of your workouts – Getting yourself to the gym can be a challenge on some days. If you’ve got a basic gym membership that allows you to come in at any time to use the equipment, you may end up skipping days. Because you’re paying a personal trainer for their time, you’re much less likely to skip workout sessions – especially since you know that your trainer will get onto you about doing so. By skipping personal training sessions, you’re wasting your money and your trainer’s time.
  4. Get a personalized workout regime – A personal trainer will take into account your current physical shape, physical limitations and specific needs in order to create a customized workout regime. Everyone is different – which is why joining an exercise class with a group of people can sometimes be limiting. Not only will a personal trainer create a personalized workout regime for you, they’ll make adjustments to your workout plan based on your progress.
  5. Build a relationship with your personal trainer – Becoming friends with your personal trainer will make it easier and more fun to work out. Running on a treadmill and lifting weights with a large group of people you don’t know can be a bit lonely and boring. Your personal trainer will encourage you and make  you feel great about any progress that you make, thereby making working out that much more fun and rewarding.
  6. Avoid the crowds – A lot of people hate working out at a gym because of the crowds. This is because some people may feel a little self-conscious about working out among dozens of others – especially if they are just starting out. Some people may simply dislike being in large groups of people no matter what the situation. And even if you don’t mind crowds, you may end up having to wait your turn for gym equipment if there’s a particularly large crowd working out. You won’t have to worry about this with a personal trainer.

These are just a few of the benefits of personal training. If you’re interested in taking advantage of such benefits, then be sure to contact us at Taylor Carpenter Personal Training for information about our personal training services today.

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Taylor Carpenter is a nationally Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Taylor was featured as a fitness expert in the first publication of NASM's "The Fitness Edge".
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