trainer will be able to teach you how to do the exercises
when you are alone. This is one of the most valuable
learning from a personal trainer. Most of us, like
Martha, do not have the resources to have a permanent
personal trainer; so it is always a good idea to learn the
technique from the trainer in a few sessions and then
workout on your own. You can go back to the trainer every
couple of months when you have achieved your goals or if
you just want to move to the next level.
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Alternatives to personal trainers
personal trainer will vary your routine so you do not
plateau or get into a rut in your
fitness level and routine. This is a very common
problem among those who do not have a trainer. If you have
any health problems, such as bad knees, a trainer will
design a program that is safe for the knees and that will
actually strengthen them.
you cannot have a personal trainer, there are still
a few other alternatives:
- Do it online.
There are services like
online personal trainer services like Gym America
that offer online access to a personal trainer who
will develop a program for you and you can also
ask questions. This service is obviously much
cheaper (the communication is either by email or
chat) and you can do your workout at home or in
- Get a buddy.
Workout with a friend. Most trainers will give
a discount for two or more people. You can team up
and both of you can later on share your knowledge
and help each other.
- Books/videos. You
can learn many techniques by studying from a book
or a DVD, but it will not be as effective as a
trainer will be. The best is to combine both so
you can learn faster.
Oprah's personal trainer Bob Greene
Do not invent excuses for
not working out
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