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What Exactly is a Personal Trainer?

A personal trainer is an individual who creates and delivers safe and effective exercise programs for healthy individuals, or those with medical clearance to exercise. They motivate clients by calculating goals, providing meaningful feedback, and by being a reliable source for accountability. Trainers also conduct a variety of assessments beginning with a Pre-participation Health-Screening. This may include assessments of posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body composition, and skill-related parameters (e.g. power, agility, coordination, speed, and reactivity). This allows a Personal Trainer to gather relevant information to develop an effective exercise program for you. These assessments may be performed at the beginning of and after an exercise program to measure client progress toward improved physical fitness. Trainers create exercise programs following a progression model, using the baseline assessment as a starting point. They also provide education on many other aspects of wellness, including general health and nutrition guidelines. Helping clients to reach maximum physical and mental potential is the primary role of a CPT (Certified Personal Trainer).

Well-Qualified Personal Trainers recognize their own areas of expertise. If a trainer suspects that one of their clients has a medical condition that could prevent the client from safe participation in an exercise program, they must refer the client to the proper health professional for medical clearance. The scope of practice for a personal trainer also has a primary focus on Injury Prevention. 

 

Proper exercise prescription often results in improved body composition, physical performance, heart condition, and health outcomes. The decision to hire a personal trainer may be related to a perceived health threat, a lack of knowledge, a personal belief in one's ability to begin and adhere to an exercise program, or some sort of psychological effect. Often, clients will seek the guidance of a personal trainer for factors related to motivation and adherence.

 

A personal trainer pays very close attention to their client's exercise technique, workout routine, goals, values, and nutrition. Personal training in men and women has been shown to improve the benefit-to-concern ratio for exercise (decisional balance), and increase confidence to choose exercise in the face of other time demands (scheduling self-efficacy). Personal training has been scientificaly proven to result in Improved Strength, Workout Intensity, and Perceived Exertion during exercise.

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Personal Training

  • Increase Accountability

  • Health & Fitness Education

  • Goal Setting

  • Planning & Programming

  • Flexible Schedule

  • Exercise Variety

  • Nutritional Advice

  • Mental Health

  • Lifestyle Change

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Flexibility

  • Improve your performance in physical activities.

  • Decrease your risk of injuries.

  • Help your joints move through their full range of motion.

  • Increase muscle blood flow.

  • Enable your muscles to work most effectively.

  • Improve your ability to do daily activities.

Foam Roller

Self Myofascial Release

  • Improve your range of motion.

  • Reduce soreness and help assist the tissue recovery process.

  • Help the body relax overall.

  • Improve Bloodflow/Circulation.

  • Release tension, knots and even stress.

  • Identify Potential Injuries

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