My friend is using one … Stallone uses a personal trainer. Should I use one? Do I need a personal trainer? Can I afford one? Why do I need one?

First, which fitness or training question is the important one to the potential client?

Some background: Personal trainers or individual coaches have been around for some time — actually dating back to Greek and Roman times! Trainers teach potentially fit people, or those in need of personal attention, the skills and insights to achieve a fitness goal. They can provide the human motivation to encourage adherence and promote success. Properly trained and educated, they can accelerate the process by doing “on-the-fly” assessments so that time and effort is better spent. A personal trainer can give the client that push needed to stay on track towards the goal, and reduce inefficiency while minimizing potential injury. Read the rest of this entry »