Pros and Cons of Personal Trainers

Some may think that hiring a personal trainer is the best decision when trying to get in shape. Others may consider it a waste of money, especially when you can exercise by yourself with equal results. Personal trainers are not for everyone, here are some pros and cons to help you consider which alternative is best for you.
Pros:
Personal trainers have the professional ability to look at your physical condition and determine which parts need the most work. They can help you meet your fitness goals while also suggesting new ones to improve you performance. Personal trainers can also recognize if your body is reaching its limit, and can pull you back before you over exert yourself or cause injury. There is also the benefit of them helping your work through a previous injury, where they can instruct you on the safest workout methods that can still keep you near your fitness goal.
Cons:
Most likely the first thing that comes to mind is the amount of money you will spend on hiring a personal trainer. Their expertise is specific and detailed, so their rates can be large. If you are committed to working with a trainer, then make sure it is money well spent. If you think you can independently work out most of the week, then maybe only have a session once a week.
Pros:
They can make sure you are preforming your exercises correctly and safely. Having expert eyes watching you work out can catch minor mistakes you may think you are doing correctly. Performing exercises incorrectly can not only limit results but also cause serious injury. Personal trainers are there to prevent that from happening and teach you how to perform exercises safely and effectively.
Cons:
Ensure that you are getting the most out of your personal trainer. While exercising is a big part in reaching your fitness goals, what you consume is also a big factor. Unless you also hired a personal trainer who is also a nutritionist, then you will have to balance that yourself. Also, hiring a trainer who is certified in more than one fields can have more expensive rates.
Pros:
Personal trainers are hired to schedule appointments throughout the week to ensure you are getting the most out of their services and workouts. Most of the time people do not have the time to schedule workouts between their busy schedules, but that’s where personal trainers comes in. You are hiring someone that will be passionate about your physical wellbeing, which can bring more motivation to the table.
Cons:
Some are fully committed to taking the time and effort to workout, which can make a personal trainer unnecessary. Taking advantage of at-home workouts means that spending the time and money on a trainer can be obsolete.


Online personal trainers can:
• Add convenience and a wide class variety
• Provide a wide variety of formats, class
lengths and high-quality trainers
• Always be on time
• Provide a small group or solo class to ease
your comfort level.

Cons:
• Lack of personal interaction.
• Effects of group dynamic with smaller
classes
• Wi-Fi can run slow or glitch
• Classes can be repetitive


Written by: Alex Dunn

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