Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Thoroughly discuss your fitness goals and health needs with your trainer before beginning an exercise program. Make sure you are comfortable with your trainer's understanding and knowledge regarding your health and fitness.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Many weight machines provide an unnatural and dysfunctional way to exercise. They can actually lead to problems. Body-weight and free-weight exercises produce superior results, and they are easy to learn at any experience level.
You can improve strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance all at the same time with the right exercises.
In the long-run, the quality of your exercise technique is more important than the amount of exercise you do.
Strength training is essential for women's fitness. Weight lifting will not cause women to bulk up. It's difficult enough for men to bulk up, even with their naturally higher levels of testosterone.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Communicate your questions and concerns regarding your health and fitness. Ask specific questions about any injury or health issue you may have which will affect or be affected by exercise. You should feel you trainer has a good understanding of the science behind exercise, health and fitness?
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Should you consult with your doctor prior to increasing your level of physical activity? How much instruction and attention will you need with exercise? Will a group class be appropriate, or will you need individual attention? Can you really commit to the time involved in undertaking an exercise routine?