Fifty percent of people quit an exercise program within the first six months of starting it. Many of those don't get past the first thirty days. The reasons are many, but the majority of people quit for the following reasons. They find it hard to fit the time into their busy schedules. They do not have fun while exercising, and find it boring. Many become injured from exercising, usually due to doing too much, too quickly, and improperly.
A certified personal trainer is equipped to help you overcome all of these obstacles. They can teach you a variety of fitness routines that fit into your lifestyle and goals. They can teach you how to correctly perform exercises and to cross-train to reduce or completely avoid injury. You will learn techniques from them that will allow you to incorporate physical fitness into your life, no matter how hectic or demanding your schedule is.
Starting and sticking with a fitness plan is alot easier with the help and guidance of a certified personal trainer. It is also very cost effective when you compare the cost of joining a gym with a long term contract.
Stephen Stern, BS, CPT
Owner and principal trainer,
Common Sense Fitness