Not everyone needs the same intensity or type of workout. Not only does each person have a different body type, physical strength and weakness, but each person has their own goal or vision. Some people just want to tone and firm their body, while others want to build muscle tissue. You need to workout for your unique needs, including any special needs, such as health conditions or lifestyle limitations. Lifestyle limitations may include anything from traveling frequently to a busy schedule with children that doesn’t allow much gym time.
You may have heard you have to exercise at least 30 minutes every day or 300 minutes a week. If you only work out every other day, that means you have to workout for at least an hour. For those that have a busy schedule, an hour can be like a lifetime. Others who want to see fast results may be tempted to workout more than that amount of time. The intensity and type of training you do dictates how long you should workout, just as your fitness level does. That’s why personal trainers work with each person individually to create programs that fit their needs and fitness level.
If you’re sweating to the oldies or getting buns of steel, you’re following a program designed to meet just one need and one person. While you might want buns of steel, you also need more than just training one area to get into shape. Aerobic programs may also help improve your overall stamina, but they’ll do nothing for your strength. Besides working out to achieve a particular goal, you should have flexibility training, strength training and balance training. Kettlebells can do it all at one time, making the workout far quicker.
You definitely need to remain active to remain vital, so a program of regular exercise is important. However, if you don’t feed your body the right type of fuel, you probably won’t maximize the benefits you get from working out. Instead of following a specific diet, learning how to eat healthier can help you create healthy eating habits that fit your lifestyle.
Some people start out working with a personal trainer to help them get on the right path and then switch to group training or train at home alone only meeting with the trainer occasionally.
Not everyone wants to build muscle mass. There are strength training techniques, such as kettlebell training, which allow you to create lean muscle tissue and other types, like weights, that help you build mass.
Some people want to be functionally fit, but don’t necessarily want or need to lose weight. Personal trainers can create programs for that goal.
As you train and become fitter, your goals will change. A personal trainer can help you evaluate your present workout program and make adjustments for your new goal.