Fitness Tip by IndyFit
September 9, 2020
A Fitness Tip: Why You Should Get a Personal Trainer
With all of the information available on the internet now, you might think to yourself, “Why would I need a personal trainer? Is it really worth it?” After all, you don’t have to look very hard to find thousands (or perhaps millions) of articles, fitness plans, and workout videos at your fingertips—and for free! If this is true, why pay $50-$90 per session for a trainer? I believe there are many reasons, but I’ll focus on three.
The first reason is personalization. Effective fitness programs are not one size fits all. One person might have bad knees that prevent them from doing a number of lower body exercises. Another might have a back injury that requires an added emphasis on core stability before progressing to more advanced full body exercises. While a third might have a number of muscular imbalances and postural issues caused by their desk job that must be addressed before performing certain movements in order to prevent injuries. All of these require a professional who can assess, diagnose, and customize a plan just for them.
Next, the internet can’t provide oversight, make on the fly adjustments, or correct your form if you’re doing an exercise incorrectly. Most strength training injuries occur from performing an exercise incorrectly (or with bad form), and it is often very difficult to self identify and correct these mistakes on your own.
Finally, personal training provides accountability. Most people intend to workout. They know they should. They plan to do it. But good intentions often fall short of consistent follow through. Having weekly appointments provides accountability and makes it harder to talk yourself out of canceling last minute after a long day. After all, you don’t want to stand your trainer up—or throw away money in the process by skipping sessions you already paid for.
If hiring a personal trainer interests you, contact Craig at Indy Fitness Studios (Miller.firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and a free consultation.
by Craig Miller, IndyFit
720 S. Rangeline Road
The IndyFit method incorporates stretch, strength, and manual soft tissue work to achieve the best results. The trainers are qualified to help ease your aches and pains with rehabilitative touch as well as offer personal training to help you to achieve your fitness goals. IndyFit operates out of the Clubhouse of the Residences of Carmel City Center.