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Why You Need to Hire a Personal Fitness Trainer

Want to be healthier, happier and more functionally fit? Maybe you just want to look good or get ripped. No matter what your goals for hitting the gym, a qualified personal trainer can always help you reach them.

Here are solid reasons for hiring a personal trainer:

You’re a newbie.

Pumping iron is hardly just lifting weighty objects, putting them back on the rack and picking them back up again. You may think you know exactly how it works, but how sure are you? You may even have a “workout buddy,” but what makes you so convinced you’re getting correct coaching? Friends are great to work out with, but you need a professional trainer to really get things right.
You tend to dwell on the machines.

Instead of doing proper squats, do you usually head over to the leg press machine over the Smith rack? Have you never attempted a deadlift in the past? Do you enjoy using the pec deck? In terms of lifting, nothing works better than old school, which means free weights. Machines do have their uses, but use them more for “finishing exercises.

You’re too focused on the bar muscles.

For the men, no doubt women dig bulging biceps, but that doesn’t mean you should stop there. Look at your body in its entirety. A good personal trainer will make you a total lifting program which helps you attain your specific goals, while helping you develop a healthy and high-performance physique which women will find attractive.

You just love the pec deck.

Some bicep pumps should be okay, but you have to take an all-body approach through multi-joint movements – bench press, deadlifts, chin-ups, rows, squats and overhead press.

You’re causing injury to yourself and/or barely making progress.

Weightlifting is so important. A professional will ensure that you’re lifting right, getting the best results and protecting your joints at the same time. You’re not supposed to be flopping around, trying to bench more than necessary.

You’ve hit a plateau or are simply bored.

No matter how accomplished you are as a lifter, a trainer can still help you with new combinations to keep lifting more interesting.

If you’ve been convinced you need a personal trainer (most people do, especially at the start), don’t go with just any trainer. Find someone who can give you references and is certified. Not all certifications are created equal though. Some reputable ones are NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America), and ISSA (International Sports Society Association).

Certainly, you must also inquire about payment. Most probably, you can get a reduced rate for a 10 to 20-session package. Take note, your trainer’s philosophy should be a match to yours; otherwise, you won’t feel so positive about your training and that affect your results. Lastly, take a look at the trainer. If he’s out of shape, you should seriously wonder why. It’s impossible to get motivated by a coach who himself is unmotivated.

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