Christmas Wish List: Personal Training Session

Beginning as an exclusive perk for professional athletes, personal training sessions has grown into a lucrative off-shoot of the fitness industry

It's not too early to start thinking about your Christmas wish list, right? This year, ask Santa for a one-on-one training session with a fitness expert. Beginning as an exclusive perk for professional athletes, personal training has grown into a lucrative branch of the fitness industry. In fact, over 6.5 million Americans use personal trainers.

A one-on-one training session with an expert trainer personalizes a workout in relation to an individual's specific goals. The caliber of expert attention provided by a fitness expert can do wonders for any workout routine. A good trainer can:

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Personal Trainer

It's not too early to start thinking about your Christmas wish list, right? This year, ask Santa for a one-on-one training session with a fitness expert. Beginning as an exclusive perk for professional athletes, personal training has grown into a lucrative branch of the fitness industry. In fact, over 6.5 million Americans use personal trainers.

A one-on-one training session with an expert trainer personalizes a workout in relation to an individual's specific goals. The caliber of expert attention provided by a fitness expert can do wonders for any workout routine. A good trainer can:

  1. Improve form, reducing the risk of injury
  2. Help target certain muscle groups, identifying ways to improve physical output
  3. Offer tips on the best exercises and gear (need some? See trainer Brad Jones's Tips for Young Athletes)
  4. Provide information on healthy diet plans
  5. Help create long-term workout plans to improve sports performance and/or reach personal fitness goals

Although one-on-one training sessions can be pricey (between $50 and $100/hour), a single session can teach you valuable techniques and correct your form. That never goes out of style. A personal training session is an excellent gift for a friend or loved one this holiday season.

If you are interested in becoming a fitness expert, check out: Give Yourself a Career Advantage With Fitness Certifications Before Earning a Degree.

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