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Aren’t personal trainers just for beginners?

Aug 5, 2014

Bryan Milliard, Fitness Together Edina

Everyone needs a personal trainer. Personal trainers can be very beneficial for beginners when it comes to safety and proper technique, however trainers are beneficial for much more than that.

To be honest, even personal trainers need a trainer sometimes. Personal trainers are people that can help push you beyond what you are capable of doing by yourself. They help you to become more efficient with your workouts and help you to see faster results.

An additional reason personal trainers are crucial for an effective workout, is personalized programming. They can take a look at your body, abilities, and goals, and create a customized program that will benefit you the best. So you saw the latest and greatest exercise online? Well a trainer can determine if that would be a great exercise for YOU to do. Is your ability level high enough to complete that exercise? Will that exercise make your bad back or bad knee worse? Will that exercise even help you accomplish your ultimate goal? A trainer can answer all of those questions for you.

Lastly, a personal trainer can evaluate your day-to-day activities and determine strategies to help you succeed with your fitness goal. Do you sit all day for your job? Well a trainer can help you come up with a plan to help reduce the damage that sitting can cause your body. Are you a carpenter and constantly have aches and pains? Well, a trainer can give you things to do at home on a day-to-day basis to help manage the pain and improve your body's health.

In conclusion, personal trainers are not just for beginners. Trainers can help improve your workout routine and body no matter what level you're at!

Billy Pratt, BA, CPT, CPFT, PAS, GIPS

Owner/Head Fitness Coach – Fitness Together Avon

Personal trainers are trained to help people of all fitness levels, from beginner to advanced. The amount of specialization will differ with each trainer, just like in any field. But if you consider yourself on a higher level than a “beginner” and have goals that you want to meet, then at least sitting down for an initial consultation with a qualified personal trainer is definitely worth your time and may even turn out to be one of the best investments in yourself you could ever make!


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