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Personal Trainer: Friend or Foe?

Personal Trainer: Friend or Foe?

Whether you are looking to get toned, lose weight, bulk up or just improve your overall well being, chances are you have thought about hiring a personal trainer. With so many “professionals” these days in the fitness and nutrition  field, it may seem a bit daunting as to choosing the right trainer for you.  You will want to make sure your personal trainer has expert knowledge of fitness and exercise with specific insight related to fitness programs, techniques, nutrition and physical injuries or limitations.


There are so many things in our lives these days that make it easy for us to put our health on the back burner. We have hectic schedules, stress at work or home, and the all time vast availability of junk food is just overwhelming. Using the expertise and skill of a personal trainer will help you to achieve a fitness state of mind while improving your self confidence. To be fully successful in changing your lifestyle to promote a healthier, happier, more fit person you must change your mindset to match the body you desire. A personal trainer has the skill set to offer you help achieving your goal, answers to your fitness questions, and will keep track of your progress. Having effective training tools is important but having a personal trainer is key in reaching new levels of fitness you never thought you could achieve. A personal trainer will not only create a program based on your abilities, but he/she will help you feel confident that the new you will survive a life time.


The biggest disadvantage of hiring a personal trainer is the cost. Something to remember in regards to this is the old adage, ” You get what you pay for”. Personal trainers are like any other professional in their field- there are good ones, and not so good. In keeping with this thought, it is truly difficult to evaluate the level of the personal trainer’s knowledge if you are not yourself familiar with the fitness and nutrition field. You are also not going to be able to judge the level of dedication and personal commitment he/she will have for you after just one meeting. Just because a personal trainer is certified does not mean they are the most competent in the field.  Always request a list of references from the trainer you are looking to hire.


If you have made the decision that hiring a personal trainer is what you are needing to achieve the goals you have, please visit ProSaver for a list of professional, dedicated personal trainers ready to lead you to a new improved lifestyle.