Personal Trainers

According to WebMD, only 50% of Americans exercise regularly (at least three times a week for at least 30 minutes). If you are one of the other 50% who rarely or never exercises, but recently decided to make a change, maybe a personal trainer can help.

A personal trainer is a fitness professional who can work with you to help you meet short- and long-term fitness goals. Some things to consider before hiring a personal trainer include (in no particular order and by no means exhaustive):

  1. What are the scope of services she or he offers?
  2. Does she or he have current professional certifications as well as CPR/AED certifications?
  3. Is she or he willing to provide references of current and past clients?
  4. Is she or he willing to come to your home for workout or nutrition counseling sessions?
  5. Does she or he have access to a fitness facility or will you need to purchase a gym membership or exercise equipment for your home?
  6. Costs - Are consultations free? What are the per session or program rates?
  7. Does she or he have liability insurance?

You do not have to be a celebrity to have a personal trainer. To save money and stay motivated, consider group instead of individual personal training.
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