If you have checked into personal training as a possible option to get up and running again, you may have found it to be more money than you wanted to spend. However, the truth is that hiring a personal trainer can save you thousands of dollars over the next several years.
What is Personal Training?
Personal Training is a way of approaching your future health and quality of life. It could be described as a personal, customized approach that helps you reach your health and activity goals as efficiently as possible. Personal Training occurs in a 1:1 or small group setting either in home, in a gym, or in a training studio.
Why Personal Training?
It can be challenging to know where to start if you haven't ever been in a gym, or if it has been more years than you care to remember. You may be asking the questions: "What should I be doing?", "What shouldn't I be doing?" "What is best for someone my age?" "What can I hope to expect?
It may also be time for an overhaul of the same program you started when you were 20. Chances are if you have been training for the last 40 years, you have different needs and would benefit from an updated program.
What are the Benefits of Personal Training?
There are many benefits to hiring a Personal Trainer, especially for the active aging population.
Safety-Personal Trainers know how to use the equipment. They can choose exercises and activities to accommodate poor balance, weakness, limited mobility, and much more.
Age-Appropriate Exercises- We at Fit-Rx are specially trained to embrace the unique challenges associated with aging, such as arthritis, joint replacements, poor circulation, neuropathy. A knowledgeable trainer will design sessions based on specific goals and ability.
Personalized Attention- Personal Trainers take the guesswork out of designing programs and learning techniques necessary to achieve the best results.
Clear, Detailed Instruction-The learning curve to starting an exercise or heatlh recovery program can be daunting to say the least. Personal Trainers offer coaching, education, and encouragement, to make starting a program as pain free as possible.
Enhanced movement freedom- leading to increased independence and freedom to keep doing what you want to do. Improved mobility and strength can offer renewed confidence and a desire to pursue life with more vigor.
Motivation and Consistency- While the active aging population may have different needs than their younger counterparts, some things remain the same. It is difficult to stay motivated and consistent with any program. Hiring a Personal Trainer helps to provide accountability and the motivation necessary to keep charging forward.
Long Term Guidance- While not necessarily cheap, many folks, even on a fixed income, can juggle expenses to afford personal training. A personal trainer is a wealth of knowledge and can help provide support, encouragement, science backed advice, and can help clients stay focused on their goals.
Disease Prevention- Diabetes, obesity, heart disease, disability from osteoarthritis, depression, and premature death all result from a sedentary lifestyle. Add to that the increased likelihood of cancer, metabolic disorders, and musculoskeletal disorders, and there are real problems that can arise from not aging well. The right physical activity can combat each one of these diseases and lead to a longer life.
Huge Monetary Savings- Nobody thinks it will happen to them, but if you have to end up in assisted living or a nursing home as the result of a preventable physical condition, prepare to spend $80,000 to $110,000 each year. 1 year with a personal trainer will cost around $7,000 for twice weekly sessions. You do the math!
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