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Thursday, January 20, 2011

If you have a personal trainer, you may want to have them assess your progress from time to time. This may seem unnecessary to many people, especially those people who loathe their yearly performance reviews. Just remember, the trainer cannot fire you, they are there to help you. The reality of it is, that periodic progress assessments have several advantages for the client.

This is not like a performance review at work. This is meant to assess your current fitness level and how your body is reacting to the current cycle of your exercise routine. If your progress toward reaching your goals is not as far along as expected, then you may hear some things you are not ready to hear. Few people like to hear the criticism from someone, however it is necessary to improve in some situations. If you've been following your plan in and out of the gym and it isn't working, then you'll have to reassess the plan and the execution. If you're not following the plan, then the reason for the failure is simple. You need to rededicate yourself or figure out how to avoid the root causes for your inability to adhere to the plan you and your personal trainer put together.

Discussing your fitness goals with your personal trainer lets both of you work out a plan to achieve your overall goals. The assessments should be set up at regular intervals. One month, three months and six months are common. When one of the intervals is reached, you and the trainer will set down with each other and discuss where you have come, where you have been, and where you are going.

The trainer will guide you through the process. But they will not do your exercises for you. Physical activity is still best accomplished by the individual who most needs its benefits. Once you complete it, you will have a sense of accomplishment and a boost of moral when your trainer is complementing your success. If you have a personal trainer sit down with them and ask to do a personal assessment, or if you would like to learn more about our trainers, we have a whole page dedicated to their philosophies and expertise. Contact us today to find out more about fitness goals and personal trainers.



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