Group exercise classes are affordable and they offer social opportunities with like-minded people. Group instruction is great but for one exception… Individual attention cannot be extended during group class time.
Group Exercise Class Instructors Only Offer “Global Instructions”
“Lean your body forward.”
If a student doesn’t understand the instruction, the teacher tries different wording, explaining to the entire class.
“Rather than standing upright, lean forward like this.”
If 99% of the class is in correct form, the instructor moves on unless there’s potential harm for a student. Unfortunately, the student who doesn’t recognize his or her mistake is moving less efficiently and wasting effort.
Changing Up Little Things Makes Big Differences
Personal Training Isn’t Just for Young Athletes
A qualified workout coach is an investment to consider at any age and especially if you are over 50 years old. Keep in mind that even ONE training session to complement a group class can prevent injuries and boost confidence.
5 Good Reasons to Consider a Personal Trainer if You’re Over Age 50
- Paying for a trainer is an investment that pays off in increased strength, balance, proper posture, and more.
- The importance of form and proper movement patterns can’t be underestimated. Skilled guidance helps reduce the potential for injury.
- Experienced trainers teach core strength in every exercise. Learning to stabilize the core builds the strength essential to reduce the risk of falling.
- Proficient trainers get you to where you won’t go on your own. Exercises are varied and growth is monitored.
- Adequate weight and repetitions minimize injury and maximize your muscles. Capable trainers correctly gauge the appropriate weight level and the number of reps for each exercise performed.
Simply put, personal trainers are the best excuse busters money can buy.
If you’re afraid of hurting yourself, looking ignorant at the gym or class, or willpower is lacking, a personal trainer eliminates all of those excuses.
Group and Private Instruction
Keep in mind that you can feel safer, better educated, and more committed to your group exercise classes after just a single session with private instruction. They go well together!
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