Why personal training?

Each year on Jan. 1, many people resolve to lose weight and get healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 70 percent of Americans over the age of 20 are overweight, including 35 percent who are considered obese.

After the holiday season, when social schedules ramp up and diets might be ignored, it’s no surprise that many people are ready to start new fitness regimens. While it’s easy to push oneself into the toughest and most intense workouts in order to super-charge weight loss or fitness gains, this could be a mistake that raises the average person’s risk of injury.

Instead, people should work with a personal trainer who can guide their workouts. Personal trainers are fitness professionals who are trained to teach others how to exercise. These people are educated in correct posture and technique so that they can instruct how to do exercises correctly and efficiently.

To read the full story, pick up a copy of the January/February issue of LiveIt magazine.