• Tue, Sep 11 2012

7 Real Benefits Of Working With A Personal Trainer

reasons to work with a personal trainer

Aside from Photoshop, stylists, makeup artists, dietitians, chefs, and Spanx, one of the most tried-and-true celebrity necessities is the personal trainer. And while personal training can be pricey, it’s certainly out of the question for us mere mortals. In fact, there are a lot of good reasons why every day folks should consider getting on the trainer bandwagon.

Many gyms offer personal training at a discounted rate–and possibly even for free, as a trial or with a new membership–which can help offset the cost. And truly, if you’re fortunate enough to be able to swing it, it’s definitely worth looking into. Even a single session with a personal trainer can dramatically change the way you work out, including making it more effective, safer, and more enjoyable.

Here are some of the real reasons why you should consider taking your gym up on that free training session.

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  • Beck

    I agree with all of the points in this article except for one: the nutrition advice. Do not ask your trainer for nutrition advice unless they are a licensed nutritionist or dietitian. As a fitness instructor nothing frustrates me more than a client asking me for nutrition advice. Yes, I know a lot about food and what is right to eat, but since I am not licensed anything I say beyond the scope of my position (IE, let me show you the correct way to execute an exercise) can come back to me in a bad way. I could be fired for giving advice that I am not licensed to give or heaven forbid the client could sue me for bad advice. I have always been taught to say “I’m sorry, but that is beyond the scope of my position” and any good trainer or instructor should do the same.

    • Jo

      I agree with you 100%. I had a personal trainer that loved giving food advice and hated that a big part of my diet was rice and beans because he claimed that beans make people fat, and wasn’t my case (I actually hired him because I needed to GAIN, not lose weight). I got a new trainer who didn’t give me as much bogus advice and got an actual dietitian, who was ok with my rice and beans and who gave me tips to make it even healthier.