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  1. 5 Good Reasons You Need a Personal Trainer


    Trainer shmainer... who needs one? Well, I'd say most people can use one. In our service-oriented society where people are hiring people to do everything from financial advising to holding their umbrellas, why not personal training?

    5 Good Reasons You Need a Personal TrainerThe rewards for personal training are far greater than the common services requested by most patrons. Besides peace of mind, there's nothing greater than having a sound and healthy body to take you anywhere you need to go.

    A personal trainer is your best bet to getting into the best shape of your life! Let's look at my top 5 reasons you should hire a personal trainer.

    YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU'RE DOING!

    So you think a dumbbell is a doorbell that doesn't work. Don't be embarrassed. Most people don't have a clue as to what to do in a gym and they pass by the equipment like they're window shopping. I had one female client ask me if the gym had an instruction manual for a certain exercise machine. Come on! That's what trainers are there for - to guide you on how to use various machines, how often, and so on.

    YOU THINK YOU'VE INVENTED FITNESS!

    I know... I know. You've been working out since you were practicing karate kicks in your mommy's belly. So what! Even athletes have trainers. No one knows everything. Professional trainers continue their education yearly to keep up with the latest fitness trends and physiological updates that ensure the best results for you. An Arnold Schwarzenegger Mr. Olympia workout doesn't necessarily work for today's sedentary, unconditioned or misinformed gym enthusiast. Times have changed and fitness information is ever changing. A good trainer is a knowledgeable trainer.

    YOU'RE NOT GOING TO THE GYM UNLESS THEY PAY YOU!

    You know you need to work out, but you just can't seem to muster up the motivation to hit the gym. Once you get to the gym, you'll use any excuse to leave. ("Oh well, someone's using my machine... I guess I should head for home...") Good trainers know how to motivate. We'll schedule appointments to make sure you come, and we'll give you that extra push to keep you on track. You have a lot on your mind. Developing a workout routine probably doesn't rank high on your list. Trainers do the planning; you perform the exercise and you get the results. It really is that simple.

    YOU'RE ONE SNEEZE AWAY FROM THROWING OUT YOUR BACK!

    It's a sad fact: Most Americans are out of shape. We don't live an active lifestyle like our ancestors did hundreds of years ago. Odds are you don't need to walk guard to protect the flock or you don't rise early to farm the land. Nowadays we plop in front of a computer and gaze out at the land. This lack of exercise can lead to degenerative bone diseases and muscle aches from performing simple tasks. Unsupervised exercise compounds the problem. Educated trainers are well-versed on techniques that can correct muscle imbalances and strengthen weak muscles. A trainer is the best way to avoid injury at the gym.

    YOU'VE BEEN DOING THE SAME WORKOUT... FOREVER!

    Bored? I think so. I encounter a lot of people who basically have their name etched on the same workout machines. Like a lab rat in a maze, they do the same routine day after day. In fact, their day is ruined if their favorite machine is out of order. For goodness sake, change it up! Experienced trainers know all about versatility. Tricking your muscles by changing your routine every now and then is an optimal way to get results.

    For more tips and tricks, visit http://www.ammoathletics.com

    Ammo's "one body, one mind" approach has made him one of the top fitness professionals in New York City. His experience in nutrition, rehab, sports-specific training, functional exercises, and self-defense has helped hundreds of men and women attain their fitness goals. He is a frequent contributor to the DiettoGo.com blogs.

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