So you want to get moving and feeling great, but you are torn between taking classes at your local gym, or hiring a Portland personal trainer. There are benefits to both, but in terms of safety and effectiveness, one trumps the other.
Group classes are very popular and people enjoy them because the focus is not all on them. They can hop into class, find a place in the back, and exercise without even being noticed. This sounds like an ideal situation for most, but the lack of attention on you can be the cause of an injury. Without a private trainer having their sole focus on you, it’s a high probability that you will perform an exercise incorrectly and end up out of commission for a solid period of time.
When you hire a professional for personal training, their full focus is on you. When you are with them, you are their number one priority. They know your goals, your limitations, and interests to design a program that is safe, challenging, and results driven.
Training should be enjoyable, safe, and push you to your individual limits. There’s no way a fitness instructor can cue in on everyone’s goals. Hire a personal trainer so your expectations and goals can be met.