Personal Trainers Help You Improve Your Life
Professional and amateur athletes have long known about the advantage of having a personal trainer. Personal trainers will devise individualized plans that include various types of exercise along with nutrition programs and personal support. A personal trainer may help a hockey player to improve his game, or a runner to gain speed and stamina. But fortunately, personal trainers are not only for athletes; many Oakville residents could benefit from the services that good GTA personal trainers offer.
Obesity is a growing problem in Canada. According to one recent statement by Ontario doctors, obesity is an “epidemic” in the province, and it’s estimated that 60% – 70% of Ontario adults are overweight or obese. There are many reasons for this, including busy lifestyles that lead people to eat fast food, heredity, and North American dietary habits. But one huge contributing factor to the increase in obesity is the fact that many Ontarians lead sedentary lives. In previous generations, exercise was built into the types of work we did. With the advent of sophisticated machines, and a switch from a society where most work involved manual labor to one dominated by white-collar jobs, people are far less active than they should be. We go from sitting in front of the television at home to sitting in front of a computer monitor at work – and many of us are in danger of developing heart problems or type 2 diabetes due to lack of exercise.
A personal trainer can help start you on the right path to fitness, with a program that begins slowly and builds as your fitness level increases. Personal trainers are knowledgeable about nutrition, and will help you get your diet back on the right track, too. The support and encouragement that a personal trainer can provide to you on a regular basis will help you to begin taking off the weight and keep you working toward maximum fitness levels. You won’t believe the change that losing weight and getting fit can bring to your life – with each new level of fitness you will experience more energy and confidence, and your personal life as well as your professional life may benefit.
Often, a health crisis will be a catalyst for change in one’s life. Personal trainers are highly knowledgeable about many physical challenges. For example, it’s wise to consult with a personal trainer if you are trying to improve your health after a heart attack. Your trainer will be able to design a program (in conjunction with your medical professionals) that will build strength without causing stress to your heart. As your health improves, your trainer can modify the program.
Many people in middle age begin to think about resistance training to help to maintain bone mass. Others struggle with maintaining range of motion after a diagnosis of arthritis or other degenerative diseases. Again, a personal trainer can evaluate your particular situation and suggest a plan to help you be as fit as you can be.