Purpose of personal training
WORDS: JOJO VARGHESE
Personal trainers may specialise in a certain training type, training philosophy, performance type or exercise modality. In general, most trainers develop exercise prescription and plans for aerobic and resistance exercises and flexibility training.
For aerobic exercise prescription, personal trainers determine the type, duration, and frequency of exercise. For resistance exercise prescription, it is the type of exercise, total session volume, rest period, frequency, and intensity.
Personal trainers may also be involved in prescription of stretching routines or other approaches. They help clients exercise with correct techniques, minimising the risk of injury.
What does a personal fitness trainer do?
Personal trainers are experts at helping others to achieve their highest possible level of fitness and well-being. Trainers work with clients one-on-one or in small groups to help them safely meet their goals.
Whether the desired result is weight loss, injury rehabilitation or management of a chronic condition like heart disease, the trainer has the knowledge and skill to keep the client moving forward.
Let’s see what some common duties of personal trainers are:-
» Screen client’s health and fitness levels prior to starting exercise
» Develop personalised training programmes
» Teach proper exercise techniques, and guide clients through exercise, including cardiovascular conditioning, strength training and stretching
» Provide motivation to help clients keep consistent
» Monitor individual progress and adapt the programme as needed
» Educate clients about fitness, weight loss, strength training and other fitness related topics
» Provide first aid in emergencies
» Sell gym membership, training packages and classes
» Provide clerical and customer service support especially at small facilities