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Good communication: Set the bar high but insist on good communication skills. ...Read more
You decide: Once you reach your desired fitness level with your trainer, you decide how frequently you would like your trainer to follow up with you for maintenance. Depending on your fitness goals, this could be monthly, or longer. ...Read more
Cardiac rehab: Ecrrcose physiologists or technicians who work in cardiac rehab have specialized training that personal trainers do not. Get enrolled in a dedicated cardiac rehab program. ...Read more
Depends on the trainer, the facility and the part of the country in which you live. I have seen training as low as $20 per hour and as high as $300 per hour - and I'm sure the range is even larger than that.
The key is to get what you need and don't spend more than you can afford.
A good pair of shoes and a brisk 22 min walk every day is free (after you buy the shoes). ...Read more
You don't have to: Personal trainers are for those who want personalized help with their fitness routine. They are not for everyone, most definitely. ...Read more
As much as you want.: They will ask you some questions - and you may choose to not answer them if it makes you uncomfortable in any way. Tell your trainer your goals, your past success' and failures, your prior injuries (if any), and your "barriers" which are the things that seem to get between you and great fitness. That will help the trainer help you. The rest you can 'play be ear'! ...Read more
Convenience: The main benefit is convenience of not having to go anywhere. Unless your home gym is totally lavish, typically the better equipment and more variety is available at a gym. The environment of the gym might be more conducive since everyone is working out. However, if you value privacy then in-home is better. You must also weigh the security of having a trainer in your home. ...Read more
Expensive, but...: It makes exercise expensive, but the investment helps keep you going. A trainer can also help you avoid injury, while pushing you to full effort! However, the mouth is the strongest muscle going, so watch what goes in. Proper nutrition is more important, but exercise is second! ...Read more
Local Colleges: You can probably go online and check with local community colleges in your area to see if they have such a program to fit your needs. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Depends on issue: If you have recently had a heart attack or heart event such as an angioplasty, or if you have lung disease, there is a class of specialist known as cardiac (heart) or pulmonary (lung) rehab who are especially trained in improving exercise tolerance in people with diseases in those areas. Your pcp may be able to specifically direct you to exercise physiologists or physiatrists who can also help. ...Read more
Depends: Nothing is set in concrete. There are no hard and fast rules. ...Read more
For most people,: This would be too aggressive a goal. A personal trainer would likely be helpful if you are also working on nutrition. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www. Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more
Ask and set goals: The best way to ensure this is to be open and selective upfront with the trainer and let them know that you are focused on a long term relationship. Ask to sit down with the trainer to set long term goals for your fitness, diet, weight, and psychology. Look them in the eye and ask if they will be with you long term. People don't like to break the trust of clients and doing this upfront will help. ...Read more
Just ask trainer: Best bet is to simply ask your trainer up front. ...Read more
When they have a-: -goal in mind & have no real plan on how to arrive there. A personal trainer AT-C, can help you set up a program for strength and cardio on alternative workouts, designed to you needs and abilities. ...Read more
Talk first then deci: Everyone can have a bad day. While I think the trainer acted unprofessionally and was inappropriate, give him/her the chance to apologize and take responsibility for his anger. The trainer is there to support/help, not to attack. This may a break through leading to a better relationship. If the temper flares again, find new trainer and agree on a trial period of several sessions to check out the. ...Read more
I've been working out w/ a personal trainer a couple xs a week or so since end Oct. I've lost give or take 10lbs is that good?
Work out = wt loss: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: My personal opinion is to have yourself evaluated by a certified dietitian. You can email our dietitian online by going to www weighstation. Net and click on asked the dietitian. Tricia will be more than glad to give you some insight. I wish you the best. There's no charge for her advice. ...Read more
Be careful: If you are female aerobic exercise is really not your friend. Stress responses lower estrogen levels and the stimuli for ovulation (fsh). Our society pushes aerobic exercise on everyone. It does not control or aid in weight loss. Resistance training in a non aerobic way is good. If a trainer will teach this it may be good to have a coach and motivator. Read "slo burn fitness revolution" hahn. ...Read more
18 years old: Generally you must be 18 years old and a high school, or equavalent, graduate. ...Read more
Varies: Rates vary wildly and can threfore be negotiated relatively easily. ...Read more
Good Morning, My son is 13 and small. He has not hit puberty. Would getting him a personal trainer benefit him or stunt his growth?
If he is being followed by a pediatrician I am sure he is on the normal growth charts. Is he below normal on the chart?
At the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia they have a Growth unit where they do evaluation and treatment. There are hormonal causes for short stature. Their number is 215-590-3174
Exercise is always a good thing. It will not stunt his growth. ...Read more
If they don't have a: Good understanding of anatomy, gym equipment and how to build muscle safely - it could be beneficial. ...Read more
A life coach: Can be credentialed by various organizations by taking the organization's training. Just google "life coach" to see the variety of credentials. As far as I know, there are no states that license life coaches and no universal standards. Some life coaches may have no credentials and some may be licensed mental health professionals who also do coaching. ...Read more