So did you make a resolution to exercise more this year? How’s that been going? Perhaps it’s time to consider working with a personal trainer. A fitness professional can create an individualized program designed to help you reach your health and fitness goals. They provide leadership and act as a role model while motivating you to achieve your objectives.
There are a variety of reasons why you may want to work with a trainer. These include:
You Don’t Know How to Get Started
Many people just don’t know how to set up an exercise program. Should I do cardio training? How about strength training? What weight should I lift? How many reps and sets should I do? What about flexibility exercises? It can all be so confusing and a little overwhelming to the point that you want to quit before you even start. But a personal trainer can help you answer all these questions and set up a program that’s customized for your strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes and time restrictions.
You Have Specific Health Issues
Do you have arthritis, heart disease or old injuries? Maybe you know you need to exercise, but you’re not sure what you should do in light of your health issues. A trainer can work with you to develop a program that addresses your specific needs, so you’ll feel better while preventing further problems.
You Need Support and Supervision
Are you not sure if you’re exercising the right way? A trainer can explain and show you the correct way you should be exercising to get the maximum benefit. Plus, a trainer can supervise you during workouts. So if you’re weight training, he/she can spot you as you lift a heavier weight. Or, if you’re older and have stability issues, he/she can be on hand to catch you if you should fall.
You Need Motivation and Accountability
If you’re tired, stressed or just having a bad day, it may be hard to make yourself work out. But a trainer can provide you with the motivation you need to get moving. Plus, he/she can keep you on track and hold you accountable to reaching your fitness goals.
You’re Not Seeing Results
Perhaps you’ve been working out regularly for several weeks or months, but you’re just not seeing the results you want. A trainer can assess your current eating habits and fitness program to help you make the necessary adjustments to get results. A trainer can also encourage you to challenge yourself, so you exercise a little harder and longer – pushing you past any self-imposed limits you’ve set up.
After several weeks or months of performing the same old workouts, a trainer can help you put some variety back into your exercise program. A trainer may recommend new ways to exercise, such as cycling instead of running, or suggest different types of equipment to try, like resistance bands or exercise balls.
Whatever your reason is for needing a trainer, we can all use some help from time to time with our exercise program. And the guidance you receive from a professional trainer may be just what you need to reach your health and fitness goals.
Foot Pain during Exercise Is Not Normal
If you suffer from foot conditions, like plantar fasciitis, shin splints or Achilles tendonitis, physical activity may be uncomfortable and painful. However, wearing ezWalker® Custom Performance Orthotics can provide your feet’s arches with the maximum support they need while guiding your feet into proper biomechanical position. With ezWalker® Custom Orthotics, your body will be better aligned from your feet up. Plus, you’ll experience greater stability and balance with every step you take. While ezWalker® Custom Orthotics can’t give you the motivation to exercise, they can help to take away your foot pain, so you’ll feel more inclined to get up and get moving.
Because … when your feet feel good, you feel good.®