Do you like to workout? Do you hate to workout? Believe it or not, both are good reasons to hire a personal trainer.
As you reflect back on March, designated National Athletic Training Month, you may want to rethink your fitness game plan.
According to NATA.org, “National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about all that athletic trainers do.” The organization's motto is “Every Body needs an athletic trainer.”
As a trainer I have trained hundreds of people with different goals and motivations or in some cases with a lack thereof, which is another reason they hired me.
According to IDEAFIT.Com, “There’s a reason movie stars and financial moguls use personal trainers: The benefits of working with a personal trainer is one of the fastest, easiest, most successful ways to improve your health and fitness."
But now, fitness has gone main stream, with people from all walks of life, seeking to look and feel their best.
Philadelphia based certified trainer, Jim Ferris of GymFerris.com said, “There are a few reasons why people need a trainer, some of which are laziness, need a push or to have a person there with them.”
His philosophy on training is, “to prevent injury, enhance performance, and educate as much as I can. I believe in science, I believe in application of theories and practice, I believe in doing things the right way.”
Ferris’ background has been training many elite athletes, primarily among the Philadelphia 76ers. He has found that “most people do not understand movement or why they are in pain.”
He is a Functional Movement Screen Expert and uses that system to initially evaluate clients. According to ExerciseBiology.com, “Functional Movement Screen (FMS) screen consists of seven different tests to assess movement patterns which are thought to be the fundamental movement patterns or human movement.”
The personal training industry is also seeing an evolution towards fitness boutiques or studios instead of large gyms. One such boutique style facility is Fit Tribe in Havertown, Pennsylvania. Its website is at www.fit-tribe.com/