Personal Trainers and Fitness
20 AnswersDr. Michael Roizen, MD , Internal Medicine, answeredThe 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).
7 AnswersCecilia Alston , NASM Elite Trainer , Fitness, answered
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.
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.
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.
6 AnswersNadine Pazder , Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
Always seek out the services of a Registered Dietitian (RD).The RD credential is your assurance that this individual has obtained the minimum of a bachelor's degree in nutrition science from an accredited college or university, completed 900 hours of supervised professional practice or internship and passed a national qualifying examination offered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. To maintain the credential the RD has strict continuing education requirements. In addition, many states require RDs to be licensed.
In short, the RD is the only nutritionist you will ever need. To find one in your area, just log on to www.eatright.org and use "find a RD"in the upper right corner.
4 AnswersMr. Phil Holbrook , NASM Elite Trainer , Fitness, answered
We as personal fitness trainers on Sharecare can help one with strength and cardio programs by putting together a program that will focus on specific individual goals. A strength and cardio program that is individualized will increase the probability of achieving desired results.
A live coach can help you increase your results by providing you with the right motivation, the right program, and the right nutritional information that will lead you to your goals.Â Research has shown that a live coach can help change your attitude toward exercise, which in turn, will increase the intensity of your workout leading to more calories burned each session.Â This is important because you must stay motivated and committed to your program and all that goes into it.Â There are other factors that should also be considered, such as the program that you are doing during each session.Â Having a coach that understands your goals is extremely important because the program design component should be based on those goals and your physical capabilities.Â For example, if you are new to exercise and your goal is to lose weight, exercises with higher repetitions and lighter weights should initially be incorporated to focus on building stabilization and strength endurance.Â Performing exercises that also increase your heart rate for short periods of time throughout your workout will also be effective for this type of goal and can also be added into this program.Â Some examples are jumping rope for 60 seconds or using the elliptical in-between sets.Â The calories that you consume each day are also an important factor to focus on if you want to get the best possible results.Â You should work with your live coach to determine the proper amount of calories you should be consuming (eating) each day compared to what you are burning each day.Â Every goal has different parameters but if we keep the same weight loss goal, for example, you should be consuming fewer calories each day than you are burning to lose weight.Â There are many ways to increase your results, but the more that you can dedicate yourself to your program and your live coach, the better your results will be.
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.
21 AnswersCherilynn Blumenthal , NASM Elite Trainer , Fitness, answered
Besides not having to think about what routine you are doing, having someone else to pay attention to your form, remind you to stretch, cool down, warm-up etc. which are all benefits of having a trainer, having a personal trainer is giving yourself some accountability, you benefit because you are less likely to let down another person as you are yourself unfortunately. As humans we don't give ourselves enough credit for what we are capable of physically, mentally and emotionally so relying on a trainer benefits us because we are accountable to another human.