Benefits of Personal Training
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle through exercise and dieting have proven throughout time to be beneficial. Below are some of the benefits of acheiving your personal fitness goals:
Reduces The Risk Of Dying Prematurely. Active individuals experience a longer life, as well as an improved quality of life.
Reduces The Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease. Exercise strengthens the heart, vascular system and the respiratory system to help fight against the negative effects of cardiovascular disease.
Decreases Resting Heart Rate. Reduces the daily wear and tear on the heart and the cardiovascular system.
Improves Heart Efficiency. Improves the ability to do daily activities with less effort and improves the ability to perform at higher intensities with greater ease.
Keeps Resting Blood Pressure Normal. Reduces the stress on the walls of the veins and the arteries in the vascular system and reduces risk of a coronary event or stroke.
Decreases Body Fat. A favorable change in body composition reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity- some major life threatening diseases.
HDL Cholesterol (Good chol.) Increases and LDL Cholesterol (Bad chol.) Decreases. Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and the occurrence of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries.
Lowers The Risk Of Developing Diabetes. Keeps body fat in control, increases cellular sensitivity to insulin and helps to regulate blood sugar levels.
Promotes Joint Stability. Increases the strength of all connective tissue making the individual less susceptible to injury.
Increases muscular strength. Assists in the ability to perform daily activities with less effort and difficulty.
Strengthens Bones. Helps to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and reduces the chance of injury and breaks to bones.
Increases Muscle Mass. Your body burns more calories at rest and during exercise to sustain increased muscle. Improves physique with a more toned appearance.
Increases Resting Metabolism. More calories are required by the body at rest, which helps with weight management.
Improves Core Strength. Develops strong abdominals and back which gives better posture and reduces the chance of back pain.
Improves Back Strength. Reduces the incidence and severity of low back pain.
Improves Balance, Coordination and Agility. All movements in daily life become easier and safer as the body has an improved capability of control.
Improves Body Image and Self-esteem. Participants experience better mental health and improved self-image.
Reduces Depression and Anxiety. An improved outlook on life makes all activities more enjoyable.
Assists in Stress Management. Everyday life becomes more enjoyable because the individual has a positive outlet for stress.
This is one of my current clients, Ella VanHuss. The "before" pictures from December, 2010, show her wonderful progress. I starter working with Ella in February 2010 ( the "before" pictures). The "before" pictures are 8 months after her surgery. She was still overweight, and bloated due to medications. Now, February, 2011, she's still off almost all mediations, and is still exercising! She is still loosing weight, and looks and feels amazing! She shared her inspiring story below.
"A little over 18 months ago, my family had decided I was going to die. I was so much a couch potato that I could not get around without a walker, and generally I had to use a wheel chair. My breathing was labored, my diabetes was out of control and I was a mess! My family was so sure I was going to die they sent for my oldest daughter to come to Tn. from Tx. to take care of me. My husband of over 50 years and my 3 daughters told me I either had to get fit or get fitted for a coffin. I was mad, hurt, depressed and generally devistated.
After sulking , pouting, crying and all the rest I got angry enough to fight back. My youngest daughter contacted Loral to see if there was anything to be done for me. The first time I went to her I had to stop every 2 or 3 steps along the wall to catch my breath. My daughter bugged me into just giving it a try. I was ready to give up after meeting Loral because I just didn't see what good she could do for me. I was old. out of shape and feeling useless. I told my daughter it was a waste of time. She then told me she had already paid for it the money was not refundable and expensive. I'm a tightwad so I decided I had to get my monies worth but then I would quit. Thank God for the care determination and encouragement I received. My doc. encouraged me to get a bypass since I was so big. about 18 months ago I did so. Since then I have exercised both in the pool and with silver sneakers and also with my trainer, Loral, 3 days a week plus at home on my big ball and my treadmill. That's at least 6 hours a week of priority time for my health. I have lost 150 lbs. so far and can do almost anything I want to. I look and feel like a kid of 50 and intend to live to 100, healthy and active. I cannot stress too strongly the value of regular exercise. It is what has made me what I have become. A healthy, active 73 year old woman! You are NEVER too old to get healthier, just look at me!!" Ella