Giving Personal Training the Boot

Being physically active and loving to work with individuals is an excellent position to be in if you want to become a personal trainer. Personal trainers may operate in various environments, such as gyms, hotels, or even in their own homes. Working as a personal trainer allows you to earn money and help others. However, it’s not a simple job. You will have to spend time and money on getting your certification, marketing yourself, and establishing a website to generate clients. It’sit’s an immediate-pay occupation but it’s well worthwhile in the long run. Sometimes, people aren’t willing to set aside that much time for exercise, so training the boot might be the perfect solution.

Here are a few reasons why you should consider giving personal training the boot:

You Want To Have More Flexibility When Working Out

Fitness is all about being flexible and adjusting your routine as you progress. However, if you don’t have the budget to hire a personal trainer, you can still increase your flexibility by working out alone. One of the best things about hiring a personal trainer is that they can help you customize your workout to focus on your specific needs and goals. There are many workouts out there that focus on flexibility, such as yoga, pilates, and stretching. You can also try various exercises that will help improve your flexibility, such as squats, lunges, and planks.

Working Out Alone Can Be Tolerable for Some

If you’re someone who prefers to work out alone, you might be wondering if you should hire a personal trainer or you should work out alone. While many people like to work out alone, hiring a personal trainer offers plenty of benefits. For example, a personal trainedoesn’telp keep you accountable and help you plan out a safe and effective workout routine. While you can work out alone, doingpeople’st not be as effective as working out in a group setting or with a personal trainer.

Group Fitness Classes Are a Great Alternative

Many people work with a personal trainer, and others prefer to work out in group fitness classes. PersIt’s training and group fitness classes are both great options. While a personal trainer can help you customize your workout, group fitness classes offer various exercises to help you reach your fitness goals, no matter what! Plus, you can attend group fitness classes in your local area for free or at a low cost. This makes them an excellent choice for those on a budget or those who want to work out with a group of people.

You have other fitness goals that take priority over weight loss.

Weight loss is a common goal for those who work out with a personal trainer. However, if you want to focus on other fitness goals such as building strength or increasing flexibility, giving personal training the boot might be the best option for you! You should never feel like you must commit to personal training to lose weight. While it will undoubtedly help with that goal, plenty of other workouts can help you lose weight without hiring a trainer. For example, you can do yoga, pilates, or even walk to increase your metabolism and shed some pounds.

Prediction #6


I have been in the fitness industry since 1994.

A lot has changed during that time.

There have been funny pieces of exercise equipment that have come and gone, plus strange exercise fads.

With the new decade of the millennium, there will be more change and growth in fitness.

That leads me to my 6th prediction for 2011.

The decline of One-on-One Personal Training

We are going to see a decline in personal training.

Many people have tried personal training and have not gotten the results they wanted or expected from personal training.

For many, the cost of one-on-one personal training is way out of their budget.

People will still want personalized service that provides results, but they will get this from being in a group setting.

Customers will start seeing the benefits of the group.

Clients will quickly see that exercising with others. Exercise is more fun; it makes exercising easier, makes you more accountable, and leads to better results.

The type of group training that will grow in 2011 is boot camps.

Bootcamps are Giving Personal Training the Boot

In 2011, we will see boot camps overshadow one-on-one personal training.

The concept of boot camps is familiar to those in the fitness industry, but the public doesn’t fully understand what it is, how it works, and how it can benefit them.

Getting the word out about boot camps, piquing people’s interest in them, and having them give them a try, will be a big trend in 2011.

Already many fitness professionals have successful boot camps. Still, there will be more opportunities as people get interested in the idea and begin looking for centers close to them.

It’s common for fitness professionals to try to go out on their own and fail. Those who succeed follow a system and surround themselves with other successful boot camp owners. You can see a group of successful individuals in the video above.

What About the Exercise Rehabilitation World?

We will see an increase in group training as well.

Group training has been commonplace in physical therapy clinics and rehabilitation centers.

The same trainers have treated exercise and rehabilitation clients for years in cardiac rehabilitation.

Rick Kaselj, MS

Other 2011 Exercise Rehabilitation Predictions:

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