Life Vibes: Benefits of personal training
By Breezey Clark
You finally did it: you became a gym member. The new excitement of vowing to finally get healthy and fit, losing weight and committing to life at the gym is a common celebration for many people. But you walk into the weight room, see all kinds of equipment that looks foreign and you don’t dare attempt to use it fearing someone might see you and know that you haven’t a clue what you’re doing.
The excitement of a new gym membership can quickly fade when you become discouraged that you don’t know where to start.
Most fitness facilities are equipped with skilled professionals that can help people learn equipment, answer questions and even develop a customized workout routine they’re called Personal Trainers. They’ll help you get in shape and reach your fitness goals. Finding the right personal trainer is key if you have something in mind that you want to achieve in terms of your fitness. From Social Media to a Domestic Staffing Agency, there are many places where you can find services that cater to your needs.
This week on “Life Vibes” I sat down with Rec Sports personal trainer Courtney Vroman, to discuss living a fitness-based lifestyle and learn tips about the benefits of personal training.
Vroman has a long history of fitness. She played softball for Tarleton State University and during that time recovered from a grueling shoulder injury. Her injury resulted in a 9-month recovery from surgery that led to a weight gain that she was not happy with.
“I looked in the mirror and wasn’t happy with what I saw, I hit the gym and never looked back,” Vroman shared with me reflecting on this transitional moment in her life.
After a 30-pound weight loss she became a group exercise instructor with a focus on strength training and just a few short months later became a certified personal trainer.
I can relate to Vroman’s testimony because I have celebrated a 50-pound weight loss victory and will admit that it can be difficult to stay dedicated to this type of goal.
I learned on my own how to use equipment, the importance of cardio, and changes I needed to make to my diet to be successful.
Looking back I feel that I could have benefited more from working with a personal trainer to have their guidance and motivation to push me harder.
Benefits of personal training from HealthRidge Fitness include guided instruction, injury prevention and safer workout methods for their client.
Motivation and consistency are also listed as top reasons why people should workout with personal trainers because of their dedication to you as a client.
Personal trainers help clients set goals and perform pre & post assessments to keep track of progress.
Personal trainers can also help with any aches and pains you may feel during and after workouts. They have good knowledge on how to recover and there’s even this guide on 5 CBD Oil Products Fitness Trainers Swear By. This just shows how much easier your journey will be if it’s pain-free.
Fitness is a dedicated lifestyle and personal trainers are a great resource to utilize for anyone seeking guidance and motivation.
Tune in next week as I discuss organic farming with Connie Veldhuizen at Veldhuizen Family Farm.
Breezey Clark is a senior Communication Studies student from Iredell, Texas. She currently serves as the Health/Wellness Editor for Texan News Service.