Fitness instructor Scott Keppel shares why a woman who is new to exercise may want to consider getting a trainer.
Fitness Instructor Scott Keppel:
That’s a great question, if you're new to exercise, the reason I would recommend you visit your local trainer, and most gyms will offer you a free membership, most studios like I own, will offer an individual a free assessment, It’s because we can look at an individual as a trainer and say, “There’s more to a squat than squatting, and when you squat your knees buckle. You come up on your toes; you’re going to put more stress on your knees. Now if you’re going to try and add weight, you’re going to injure yourself."
"When you’re doing your push-ups, your hands are out too far. So you’re putting more pressure on your anterior delts, the front of your shoulders, than your chest." So a trainer can assess you and say, “Okay, this is what you should do for you. I understand that your friend does this and your other friend does this, but you are your own self. So these are the best movements and work out routine for yourself.”
So if you don’t have the money, which depending on where you live, trainers, we’re not free. So you can easily go in and get a free assessment, have them look at you. It’s just like taking your car out. Before you’re going on a long road trip you’re going to want to make sure everything is in alignment, everything is assessed, same with your body.
Before you go on this long journey, first get a doctor’s clearance. Make sure that everything is okay. If your doctor gives you the green light, go ahead and exercise, get a trainer, just have them look at what you have and then go from there.
About Fitness Instructor Scott Keppel:
Scott Keppel has been part of the fitness industry for over 14 years. Now the proud owner of Scott's Training Systems, Scott has taken his vision to the next level. He is keeping true to his philosophy of empowering every client, so they can achieve not only their fitness goals, but their personal and professional one’s in a safe and effective manner. STS has evolved from a one-time Trainer of the Year at Bally Total Fitness to his garage (taking 19 of 21 clients with him) to an 800 square foot studio and now two studios each over 1300 square feet and a following like no other. Scott is a well respected fitness instructor that has been featured in both national and local media and was the winning trainer for channel 3's weight loss challenge each of the 3 years it was held. He later created their first fitness challenge. He is a lifetime natural competitor who has trained dozens of clients for bodybuilding, figure, and fitness competitions, a number of which have placed in the top five and several who have won overalls! He is also certified in pre/post natal training and has trained many women to term.
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