If you want to lose weight, tone your body and get in better overall shape, you may benefit from the support of a personal trainer. This is someone who can work with you on an individual basis to help you set personal fitness goals and then motivate you to reach them effectively.
Resolving To Shape Up
There is growing awareness today of the link between physical activity and a host of physical and mental health benefits. That’s why each January many Americans resolve to start a regular exercise routine to look and feel better. However, within the first month many of these would-be exercisers have already lost steam. The gym membership is quickly forgotten and they slip back to their old sedentary habits.
That’s where the expertise of a personal trainer can make a big difference. People who invest in the services of someone who can help them determine how best to get in shape and provides support throughout the process can be key to leading them to sustain their efforts.
Same Premise, Different Settings
Recent statistics estimate that as many as 5 million people in the United States currently rely on the services of a professional fitness trainer. You can find these fitness experts operating in a variety of places. For instance, most health clubs and fitness centers have personal trainers available (at an additional cost) for their members. You can also find personal training studios in some cities and towns. In addition, some personal trainers work independently and will come to your home or your office setting. They may have their own equipment they can bring to your session, or else they can help you work with the equipment that you have on hand, depending on your needs and your preferences.
Finding A Trainer
Finding a personal trainer these days is easier than ever. If you already belong to a gym, you may want to look into those trainers that are available to work with the members. While some may be on staff, others may work independently.
If you don’t yet have a fitness club membership, you can access a list of gyms at Health Club Directory or The Fitness Almanac. Or, look in your yellow pages or do a search online to see what is available locally.
You can also find a national directory of personal trainers online through Personal Trainer Direct and The Fitness Almanac. This site allows you to tailor your search to target people working in your area.