You wouldn’t ask your hairstylist to diagnose a mechanical problem on your car would you? Of course not, unless they’re also a certified mechanic on the side.  Why then ask your doctor about exercise when his or her line of work is in the diagnosing and treating of diseases and sickness? To be sure, doctors are becoming more and more aware of the benefits of exercise in helping their patients to improve their health outlook. But they must spend their very limited time between treating patients and keeping themselves abreast of new developments in medicines and treatments that help patients fight disease. They don’t have the time to invest in learning about the mechanics of exercise. Doesn’t it make more sense that the ideal candidate for an in-depth discussion on exercise and how it can benefit your health would be a personal trainer?


A personal trainer has spent an extensive amount of time learning all about exercise. How different exercises are done, how to target specific areas of the body with exercise, how to avoid injuries, the structures of the body and how they work, how exercise can help the body to work more efficiently, the physiological connection between the body and mind for complete health and more.


A personal trainer carries certifications that they have achieved and can demonstrate a high-level of understanding about the various aspects of exercise and what exercise can mean to a person’s overall health.


A personal trainer has the expertise to guide you through the proper “mechanics” of various forms of exercise, to not only lessen your risk of becoming injured, but to increase the benefits to be gained from exercise done correctly. They also have insight gained from working with different people from which to draw upon to help you in getting past any stumbling blocks that are keeping you from maximizing your health.


Personal trainers are also knowledgeable about the physical limitations of some conditions and can tailor exercises to those limitations, so that health gains are still possible. Despite the marine-toughness seen portrayed by a personal trainer on reality-based television shows, not all personal trainers “bark” out orders to get you to exercise.  Personal trainers can be quite empathetic to the plight of the overweight person who hasn’t exercised in a long while, but who has finally decided to get their weight under control and improve their health. A personal trainer will work with you to reach higher levels of fitness without shaming you for whatever level you start from.


Doctors keep themselves informed about the latest research and developments in the treating of disease and illness, personal trainers keep themselves informed about the latest trends in the exercise and exercise materials recommended for attaining fitness and health. A personal trainer can warn you about the newest fads appearing on the exercise scene with a lot of fanfare and empty promises before you endanger your health by trying to follow them.


A personal trainer gives you the one-on-one instruction and attention that most of us need to take charge of the wheel as we drive towards great and permanent health. The expert knowledge and guidance that a personal trainer adds to your exercise workouts is invaluable. You can achieve more benefits from the time you spend on exercising and working towards your goals of health and fitness from a personal trainer, than just about anyone else.


If you have a bad case of the flu, a broken bone, or a medical concern, seek treatment from your doctor. If you have a question about what the best exercise routines are for the maximizing of your health and fitness, consult a personal trainer.