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What should YOU expect from a trainer
Personal trainers and other fitness professionals wear many hats, serving not only as coach, but also as an educator and a major source of motivation and empowerment. Some people may want to work with a trainer two to three times a week, because they need more personal coaching and know that they are more likely to stick to their program when accountable to someone else for their exercise time. Others may prefer to see a trainer only on occasion to update their exercise program, or for periodic fitness testing to receive feedback on their progress.
The following describes the most common services offered to those beginning an exercise program:
- Initial fitness consultation and assessment
This may include a variety of tests to assess cardiorespiratory fitness, body-fat percentage, flexibility, basic posture, balance, and muscular strength and endurance. A fitness evaluation provides a baseline for measuring progress and helps your trainer design a program that’s specifically for YOU based on your unique strengths and challenges.
- Personalized exercise program
An individualized exercise program is designed based on your fitness assessment results and personal health and fitness goals. Your personal trainer will work with you to design a fitness plan incorporating the FITT principle: frequency, intensity, type and time, and progress your program based on your individual responses to the workouts.
- Supervised exercise & motivational coaching
Personal attention and coaching during exercise ensures that you are performing each exercise safely, with good technique, to get the most out of your time and workout. During your exercise session, fitness professionals can also provide information regarding the fundamentals of strength, flexibility and aerobic training, as well as the proper and safe use of equipment.
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