Benefits of a Personal Trainer

Despite the seriousness of their intentions, adhering to an exercise regime is the key problem for most people. However, a personal trainer provides motivation for developing a lifestyle that places a high priority on activity and can help you brainstorm ways to overcome your biggest obstacles to exercise.
A recent industry survey showed that around 50 per cent of PT clients have specific needs, such as arthritis, diabetes or obesity. If you're put off exercise due to thinking you may exacerbate an existing medical condition, such as low-back pain, rehabilitation from injury and pre/postnatal training, a PT can communicate with your GP to ensure exercise is carefully prescribed and thus will help to improve your health.
Exercise doesn't come with a money back guarantee, and there's even the potential to injure yourself – so doing it correctly is paramount. A PT will help you understand the correct way to use equipment, as well as appropriate form and technique for cardiovascular work and free-weight training.

Whether you're under time pressures or not, you'd probably still prefer to get maximumresults in minimum time and so recruiting a PT to design a time-efficient workout is a good tactic.

Barriers to Exercise

Rather than stating the usual work/kids/time issues, research on this topic has revealed an interesting phenomenon – men and women tend to rate exercise barriers differently. For instance ...
-Women are much less likely to participate in sport, often considering themselves to not be the sporty type. As such, walking, cycling and group exercise classes might be better starting modes. (Sport England's campaign, This Girl Can, gives credence to this viewpoint.)
-Women are twice as likely as men to cite the carer role, so home exercise equipment and workout DVDs are an ideal answer.
-Work pressures were given as a reason by more men than women, and so finding a way to build exercise into the daily routine is a solution.
-Injury problems tend to affect men more than women, and older more than younger. A tactic here is to move away from high intensity sports to more moderate options, so maintaining a competitive outlet but reducing the taxing effects of wear and tear on the body.
For more information about health and fitness, please browse the wide range of articles in our Expert Zone – ideal for those keen to keep mind and body in tiptop condition.

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