Personal Trainers and Fitness

Personal Trainers and Fitness

Personal Trainers and Fitness
Personal trainers can motivate, coach and train those on their physical fitness journey. By setting fitness goals, developing workout plans and being a sounding board, a personal trainer is a great help especially for those who are struggling with exercise or those who need more of a challenge.

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    I have been an virtual fitness coach for over 10 years and I agree with all of the above and in recent years it also is the ability through Sharecare of other sites to build a community of likeminded people.  

    Believe it or not meeting people in a gym is very difficult and honestly meeting and making friends in a online community is much easier than most fitness facilities.

    So yes you get personal attention, yes the programs are effective and you get to do it on your own and yes the pricing is cheaper but even more importantly there is a community of support and help that is built that makes long-term success in fitness that much more possible.

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    A , Marriage & Family Therapy, answered
    When choosing a professional with whom to work to meet your fitness goals, the most important thing to keep in mind is your comfort. You are unlikely to follow through with suggestions, or even return to a professional, that you are not sure you trust. The best way to make this judgment is to meet with the professional face to face.

    Other things to keep in mind are convenience, so find out if the professional offers appointments at times that will work with your schedule and what type of payment he or she accepts. Although cost should be low on the list of determining factors, it is something that can make a difference on your ability to work with a specific professional. Location is another important aspect of convenience for you to consider. Don't forget to ask if there are costs for phone and email contact and ask how long the professional has been practicing and how many similar cases have they had to yours, and whether they would consider them successful. Don't be afraid to ask for references.

    If you are creating a team of professionals for yourself, it is important to know how willing each is to work with others and how they may communicate. Lastly, personal experience overcoming the same problem you are facing is something that many appreciate in a professional with whom they are working; however, his or her experience may be different from yours. The empathy may be helpful, but if the approach is limited to what worked for him or her, you may not get the best help possible.
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    It is important to do your homework before hiring a personal trainer, including asking about liability insurance.  All certified personal trainers should have liability insurance whether on their own or working within a facility. Assuring that your trainer has liability insurance will help create a comfort level for both you and the trainer, so should an accident occur, you both will be covered.  Asking about liability insurance will also show you that the trainer has taken the proper precautions to support working with clients in a gym, at home or virtually.
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    The best way to choose a personal trainer is to get suggestions for good trainers from friends or colleagues. Then, ask that trainer for his or her references, and call one or two. While this may seem like a lot of work, remember that your health is in that trainer's hands - it's worth the effort to do a little research. Another place to start is with the director of personal training at the club you use -- ask that individual to whom he would refer a good friend with your characteristics. If you do not like the way that person works with or teaches you, ask for another referral (in most city clubs, the fee for a personal trainer is thirty-five to eighty dollars an hour -- more if they come to your home).
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    Typical hourly rates and discounts personal trainers provide varies by location, experience, club, etc. There is no typical hourly rate; it will differ everywhere you go. If you’re shopping for the best rate, check around and see what the average is for hour long sessions in your area.

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    The Professional Life Coach's aim is to help the client unleash unlimited potential and achieve their goals. The coach's aim is always the client's agenda and to help the client "get out of their own way". There is a proven system to unleashing individual potential, and the coach knows the process. The coach helps the client see the possibilities, establish goals, and then holds the client accountable. 

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    For many having a personal trainer is the best, and sometimes the only support system they have when trying to stay motivated. Especially when the goal is to lose a considerable amount of weight. Sometimes friends and family can unintentionally lead them away from their focus. It is times like that when a trainer can be most valuable to a client. By being available for that client even when not in the gym, the trainer can keep them from making mistakes that they might later regret. Also by keeping the exercises fun, safe and always changing up routines, clients are more interested in staying with it longer.

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    A , Nutrition & Dietetics, answered

    A qualified nutritionist is a Registered Dietitian (RD). A RD receives a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, is required to participate in an approved internship program, and then must pass an exam to become registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

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    Yes, online coaching can help you reach your goals if you are committed to your program and can dedicate the time for your program on your own.

    Online coaching allows you to train with a trainer anywhere (worldwide), at any time, with less hassle, and still get the results you want. Online coaching is becoming more popular and research has shown that internet-based programs can be as effective as live personal training sessions with a more efficient and cost-effective delivery method (Steele, 2009).

    Some of the main reasons that people stop using live personal trainers are that they have too many obligations (family and work) and the cost can be prohibitive. With online coaching, people are now able to access trainers on their own time without the burden of the commute, cost in gas, and possibly the cost of a gym membership. Online trainers still hold their virtual clients accountable as if they were training them in person, so you will most likely be asked to keep daily food and exercise logs and do weekly phone, email, and/or text message check-ins to discuss your program.

    Online coaching is becoming widely accepted and can offer options to people who claim they have little time for the gym but who need the support and guidance of a coach to reach their personal goals.

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    Hiring a virtual trainer is an option. It’s convenient and affordable. You can look into hiring a self-employed trainer that will come to your home. Sometimes they have affordable rates and it’s also convenient.

    If you need help with some of the equipment or with a particular exercise the trainers at the gym will be happy to assist you. You can also look into some online workout programs. Some of them have some really well laid out designs.

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