Good Practices from Personal Trainers to Exercise Safely
From Joseph, published on 21/09/2017Blog > Sport > Personal Training > What Are the Best Ways to Work Out Safely with Personal Training?
How Can You Work Out in the Best Possible Conditions?
Your Relation with Your Personal Trainer
Your Personal Trainer’s Responsibilities
Our Advice for Exercising Safely
There are millions of people up and down the country who are working on their health and fitness in clubs or just for fun.
If you’re a professional athlete, you probably already get one on one training sessions and don’t need to read this. In this article, we’re more concerned with with those whose personal fitness training takes place during their free time…
Those doing sport for fun don’t often benefit from a fitness professional or certified personal trainer to ensure that they’re doing it right. This means that you run the risk of injuring yourself and hindering your progress towards your fitness goals. Even when you’re in a group fitness class at a gym, you can’t expect the instructor to keep their eye on your the whole time.
You can avoid these types of annoyances and injuries by working with an accredited personal fitness trainer who’ll know exactly how you should be exercising and will teach you safe training techniques. With the fitness industry booming, the gym isn’t the only place you can do cardio or aerobic exercises, pilates, strength training, or just get fit. You can now do almost everything you can do at the gym at home (with the obvious exceptions like swimming and playing football or squash!).
One of the most important aspects of a good coach is their enthusiasm (not to mention having a personal trainer certification). This enthusiasm for making people healthier is often why they decided to become a personal trainer. Your only worry will be how to match their enthusiasm towards your fitness training.
Enjoyment is very important when working out and a personal trainer can help you enjoy every one of your personal training sessions and keep you motivated.
In fact, personal trainers need to have a number of important qualities: they need to be able to communicate well, push you to your limits, motivate you, inspire you, be diplomatic, organised, and patient, as well as having an impeccable knowledge of human anatomy and nutrition.
However, a coach’s most important quality is ensuring that you can exercise safely without injuring yourself. Most coaches with a personal training certification will conduct a fitness assessment during their free taster session so that they’re aware of any preexisting conditions and how far they can push you without running the risk of injury.
The German sports scientist Jürgen Weineck describes warming up as “All the measures taken to ensure an optimum state of psychological and physiological preparation for training or competition while at the same time playing an important role in injury prevention.”
Generally speaking, it’s getting your heart and muscles ready. Quality training is the best way to avoid injury and that’s where a fitness instructor can help!