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Discover 3 simple steps to get started with an ACE-certified professional using your AARP discount.
You don't have to be a celebrity or an athlete to reap the benefits of hiring a personal trainer or participate in a small group fitness class. More and more people, novice and veteran exercisers alike, are working with fitness professionals because they offer a practical and affordable means of getting and staying healthy. We all know that it is important to maintain a physically-active lifestyle as we age. Regular moderate exercise can delay some of the physical deterioration that occurs with aging or sedentary living. For example, regular physical activity can help you:
- Maintain a healthy weight, prevent the “apple” pattern of fat gain, or even lose a few pounds
- Prevent losses of muscle and bone to help you stay active, doing what you love to do
- Lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and types of cancer, including breast and colon cancer
- Improve your lipid (cholesterol) profile
- Optimize your sleep, strength, balance and energy levels
- Keep you functioning independently and enjoying a full life – whatever that means for you!
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A Trainer for Every Body
While you may equate personal training with gyms full of hard-core strength trainers and body builders – that is only a small part of the picture. Anyone, young or old, in shape or not, can benefit from working with a fitness professional.
A fitness professional is someone who will work with you to help you determine and achieve your personal health and fitness goals. By designing an exercise program specifically for you, a fitness professional can help you to improve your overall fitness, increase your energy and stamina, lose weight, and improve muscle strength and flexibility. Strength training is important as we age, because a lack or loss of strength can affect mobility, balance, lifestyle and independence. By working with a fitness professional you can have enhanced energy and move more efficiently, enabling you to continue doing the things that you enjoy.
Additionally, advanced level ACE-certified Advanced Health & Fitness Specialists are skilled at designing exercise programs for individuals who are at risk for or are recovering from a variety of cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic and musculoskeletal issues.
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