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BBJ Fitness Corner | Things to consider when hiring a certified personal trainer

WHEN you want to excel in something, there is always help around the corner. When it comes to staying fit or healthy you may want to consider hiring a personal trainer.

“I’ve been a certified personal trainer for four years now, and through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, I’m also a fitness nutrition specialist,” Gold’s Gym personal trainer Jerry Diaz told Variety. “I’ve learned how to provide professional support to individuals who want to accomplish their personal fitness goals.”

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Personal trainer Gerald Galang, right, watches Frankie Eliptico  perform reverse lunge to curl and flexion at Gold’s Gym.
Frankie Elipitico with Gold’s Gym personal trainer Gerald Galang. 

He said certified personal trainers must ensure the safety of their clients by providing realistic objectives and sharing valuable information that can empower and motivate individuals to live a healthy and fit lifestyle.

Here are the ways a qualified personal trainer can help individuals achieve their fitness goals:

Injury prevention

Valuable information shared by a personal trainer will improve posture and movement while you learn exercise skills that can reduce the risk for injury during a workout.

Personal trainers are low-cost

Compared to other professionals, most trainers offer a package of sessions structured by the business fitness gym they are associated with. Trainers also provide the most convenient access to fitness and nutrition information that will help you stay motivated and purposefully driven.

Getting started

Trainers can develop and guide you to follow an appropriate strength and conditioning program that includes learning the basics, creating a training schedule, and maximizing valuable time.

Acquire effective techniques

Training at the gym without guidance for long periods will not lead to desired results. Personal trainers help you avoid wasting time and energy doing inefficient workouts.

Wide range of personalized exercises

A professional and experienced personal trainer knows how to enhance your present level of fitness while providing fun and engaging workouts that cater to your preferences and interest. A capable trainer will assess your specific needs, injuries, health conditions or training goals. The trainer will then develop a personalized plan with clear timelines and short-term achievement goals that will safely and effectively enable you to succeed.

Training for a sport or event

Whether you are a mixed martial artist, a paddler, a pageant contestant, a student, a model, a bodybuilder, or a runner, there’s likely a trainer out there who can help you enhance your fitness level.


Every day is a struggle to stay motivated. A personal trainer can help you follow a structured daily training routine and nutrition practice so you won’t “fall off the wagon.” A personal trainer will provide you with the right knowledge, resources, guidance, training and skills so you can be independent.  The overall goal of a personal trainer is to teach you to be your own personal trainer.

There is little any physician, personal trainer or a pill can do for you other than what you can do for yourself. But hiring a qualified trainer, even temporarily, can set the stage for a healthier, happier and more functionally active future. Sign up for a free fitness assessment and let a qualified and certified personal trainer get you started in the right direction.