Personal training, delivered by a certified personal trainer, is a private workout available in one-on-one or very small group sessions. Personal training is beneficial for people of all fitness levels and ages, but is certainly an investment in your health, as the cost for a personal trainer ranges anywhere from $25to $300 per hour, depending on your location, type of session (one-on-one or small group), and your trainer’s education and experience.
At your initial training session, your personal trainer will conduct an initial evaluation to assess your current fitness level—including strength, endurance, flexibility, and body composition—as well as your health and fitness history and goals. Your trainer will also inquire about any current medical conditions (including pregnancy), injuries, or medications. Based on this information, your personal trainer will develop a customized workout plan to help you achieve your specific goals at a safe intensity and pace.
Working with a personal trainer will maximize your workout efficiency by educating you on the available equipment, proper form, and correct technique. It will also help you stay motivated as you progress toward your health and fitness goals. Your personal trainer will hold you accountable for your sessions; monitor your progress to help you stay positive about your results; and select fun, challenging workouts to keep you engaged and on track.