7 Reasons You Should Invest in Personal Training

7 Reasons You Should Invest in Personal Training

1.      You don’t know where to start

We’ve all seen the “gym fail” videos and we don’t want to become one. You used to lift weights in high school but haven’t done much since then. Good news! You can teach an old dog new tricks! Your personal trainer can identify where to start or any holes in your current routine.

2.      You have an existing injury or health condition

Your personal trainer has an extensive background in anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology. So, you won’t need to skip the gym after you “slept on your shoulder funny”. Many diseases can be vastly improved with exercise as well.  Your trainer will properly implement and progress a program from any and all health history backgrounds.

3.      Accountability

It’s easy to cancel on yourself, but knowing your trainer got up at 5:00am to meet you for a class or session might make it a little harder to press snooze. Your trainer will also praise you for all those times you did make it in, they’re your number 1 fan! Not to mention how excited they will be for you to complete all the reps, sets and weights.

4.      You don’t have to think

You’ve already used that brain of yours to complete all your daily tasks in your house, at your job, or even during vacation! You shouldn’t also have to master anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology to get the results you want.

5.      You’ve hit a plateau

a.      You saw so many great improvements when you first started your workout routine and now you’re not getting any better, you’re not going down in clothing sizes, or you’re bored. Your trainer can get you out of that workout slump and consistently progress and mix up the workouts to continue your goals.

6.      Personalization to goals

Have an overall goal in mind? Great! Let’s identify smaller ones along the way. Your trainer will set SMART goals with you during each training session. Maybe they can even help identify goals you didn’t know you had!

7.      Exercise is less expensive than medications for modifiable diseases

a.      Physical inactivity is a huge modifiable risk factor for chronic diseases. According to a study released by the American Heart Association identifying individual costs of cardiovascular disease and physical activity, those participating in 30 minutes of moderate exercise 5 days per week spend approximately $2500 less on annual healthcare costs than their sedentary counterparts. This study only looked at the cost impacts of prescribed medications, hospitalizations, and outpatient visits, emergency department visits and other medical supplies and visits. Now add in missed work, lost productivity, and other diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndromes, high blood pressure and annual cost of being inactive skyrockets.

 

Economic Impact of Moderate‐Vigorous Physical Activity Among Those With and Without Established Cardiovascular Disease: 2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Javier Valero‐ElizondoJoseph A. SalamiChukwuemeka U. OsonduOluseye OgunmorotiAlejandro ArrietaErica S. SpatzAdnan YounusJamal S. RanaSalim S. ViraniRon Blankstein ,Michael J. BlahaEmir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.116.003614 Journal of the American Heart Association. ;5

 

Kristen Maynard