BeachWalk Family Fitness - Belle River, Essex, LaSalle

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The Benefits of a Personal Trainer

Working with a personal trainer is one of the fastest, easiest, most successful ways to improve your health and fitness

By definition, a personal fitness trainer is a fitness professional possessing the knowledge, skills and abilities for safe and effective exercise and fitness program design, instruction and assistance for the purpose of reaching personal health and fitness goals.

Passion, purpose, caring and coaching ? these qualities make a far greater impact than the size of a trainer's biceps. Not that there isn't something to be said for outward appearance and taking care of the "cover" but the book has many pages, and the cover only gets the reader to pick up the book, not to read it.

At the baseline, your certified personal trainer should have:

  • Knowledge of human anatomy and the concepts of functional exercise, basic nutrition and basic exercise science
  • An ability to design individual and group exercise programs tailored to the needs and attainable goals of specific clients
  • An ability to conduct and understand the need and importance of screening and client assessment, initially and progressively
  • An ability to execute individual fitness programs designed in a safe and effective way
  • A desire to help clients reach their health and fitness goals through appropriate cardiovascular, flexibility and resistance exercise
  • An ability to motivate others to improve their overall fitness and health
  • A dedication to maintaining personal integrity and your own health and fitness

A good personal trainer delivers safe, effective, fun and interesting workouts to all fitness-training clients. The training programs developed should be varied and progressive, and geared towards improving the clients' health and wellness. A trainer should be enthusiastic and supportive, so they remain interested and stimulated,which helps ensure progress.