Do you know how most successful athletes and business icons got that way? They had a personal coach or mentor who guided them along to greatness. Even after they reached the top of their field they still retained a coach who keeps them on track. Tiger Woods is a good example. Although his golf game is not what is used to be – when he was winning tournaments he had a coach to monitor all facets of his game – from long drives to putting and everything in between including his mental conditioning.
If you follow tennis – one of the top players Novak Djorkovic recently convinced Andre Aggassi, a past tennis champion, to be his coach. Novak, along with countless other professional and non-professionals, knows the value a personal trainer will bring to their fitness.
If you want to get fit – and stay that way – then it’s necessary to incorporate a PT who can coach you to reach your maximum fitness potential . . . no matter your physical or mental condition now.
What is a personal trainer
A personal trainer, such as myself, has a specialized interest in health and fitness and has taken the time to get professional training to increase their knowledge of its many facets. We must be intimately familiar with the human body and its capabilities. This includes the mental aspects of getting fit as well as the diet consumed and lifestyle changes to be made . . . for optimum health.
What can a personal trainer do for you?
Because a PT has studied many forms and types of exercises they will have a variety of movements that will have a positive impact on your fitness level. Do you know the number of ways to work your lower body to increase strength and balance? A PT should have a repertoire of exercises to improve this area that you might not be aware of.
A PT will help you set attainable goals and keep the bar high. They will encourage and motivate you to keep you on track even when you don’t feel like it. They are like an exercise buddy who challenges you to excellence.
Using proper form when doing an exercise is crucial to getting the most from that exercise and preventing injuries. A PT will demonstrate correct form and be patient enough until you can do it. They will keep you focus on the task at hand.
A PT will track your performance by taking certain measurements before and after you workout session. It’s important they do this since their main purpose is to improve your health and fitness levels and make working out fun.
Many PT will dedicate themselves to working with people who have certain illness. Diabetes and its complications is one such condition. With a prescription of exercises many with early stages or pre-diabetes can reverse their condition. A Personal trainer who work with diabetics must recognize signs of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, kidney complications, retinal issues, proper clothing for activity, value of a knowledge work partner and a host of other problems that can occur.
The above listing is a sampling of what a PT can do for you.
How to find a PT
You can find a good trainer by asking that friend of yours who works out regularly. Or visit a gym that has more than one trainer and observe which ones are really focused on their clients. There are also virtual trainers who can track your progress and guide you with their knowledge of health and fitness.
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