Why Hire a Gentle Motion Personal Trainer?
How do I exercise if I have arthritis and can’t do a squat? What if I want to get stronger, but don’t know how? What if I don’t have any equipment to use? There are several reasons to hire a personal trainer, especially if you have specific needs. An exercise video that you found online might be able to tell you what to do and how to do it, but it won’t be able to ensure that you are actually doing it properly.
Very often people have a medical condition and want to start an exercise, but don’t know where to begin. A personal trainer can help you match an exercise program with your goals, ability and lifestyle.
It does not make sense to walk on the treadmill for an hour to improve strength. It does not make sense to lift heavy weights if you want to improve flexibility. It can be such a frustrating experience when you are putting in time and effort into exercise and you are not getting the results that you want. Having a personal trainer guide you with a customized exercise program can help ensure that your efforts are not going to waste, and that you can feel like you are working towards your goals!
A good personal trainer should be able to adjust the workout to meet your ability. A good workout should ensure that you are working hard enough to get results, but not so hard that you risk injury. This means that a good trainer needs to account for such things as your current fitness level, your injuries, and your comfort level.
It is important to note that like any relationship, communication is key between a trainer and client. If you are doing an exercise that is painful or uncomfortable, let your trainer know so that they can try to fix the problem and/or offer an alternative!
Any exercise program you do should also have a functional purpose- to help make sure that you can get through your day with greater ease! If you are a parent or grandparent, you should be able to work and play with the young kids in your life.
If you experience pain when you go up and down stairs, you should have a program that makes it easier, not harder to get around the house. If you often find yourself having the 3pm “crash”, then you should be finding a program that helps give you a boost of energy during the day.
Exercise is not an isolated part of your week- it is part of a daily or weekly routine. Therefore, a good exercise program should be compatible with the rest of your day and week.
What parts of the day are you struggling the most? These are the areas that a Gentle Motion personal trainer can help improve your day to day living.