Trying to figure out when to see a Fitness Professional can be a difficult decision to make, but the bottom line is, most people can benefit from a session with a personal trainer. If you are thinking about starting a new physical activity program, there are several things to think about. First off, figure out what your end goals are with this new fitness regimen. Typically people will pick out a target weight they want to achieve (i.e. either lose weight or put on muscle mass); or they have a fitness goal they want to reach (i.e. run a marathon or go on a day hike without getting fatigued). Secondly, you should figure out a realistic estimate on the amount of time you can put into a new program. Think about how many days a week will you work out and how long each day will you work out. After you have answers to these questions, a Fitness Professional can design an exercise program that will help you achieve your goals. If you need help with starting an exercise program or have questions, please contact one of our Fitness Professionals for more information.
About the Author Jay Corti is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer at the Ridge Athletic Clubs.