TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Working out with a personal trainer is no
longer just for the rich and famous. The number of people who workout
with a personal trainer is increasing every year.
While it used to be rare to see "regular" people working out along side
a trainer, that is no longer the case. In fact, the number of personal
trainers in the United States grew by 44 percent between 2001 and 2011.
In Canada, the number of licensed personal trainers has grown by 50
percent since 2005. And according to the IHRSA, the number of people
who have hired a personal trainer has jumped from 0.5% in 2003 to over
3% in 2013.
It's easy to see why.
While lack of exercise, obesity and other similar issues are often
linked to serious illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and
death, recent trends are shifting towards health. Studies show that
Canadians are starting to make healthier food choices and that obesity
rates are starting to level off after growing for several years.
Overall, many people want to start making healthier choices and being
more active, but find it difficult or overwhelming to workout on their
own. They either do not have the time or the motivation to hit the gym
by themselves or they are intimidated by the entire process and not
sure where to start.
This is where working out with a personal trainer becomes incredibly helpful. Not only does signing up to work with a
trainer provide you with the motivation to exercise regularly, but it
also reduces the fear that many people have about starting to exercise
Dan Mezheritsky of Fitness on the Go, a Canadian in home personal training company says, "More and more people are starting to realize that an
investment in their health today will pay off in the long run. Getting
into better shape now will prevent medical issues in the future and
make life right now more enjoyable. Our service ensures a workout is
going to occur, as opposed to buying a membership and never using it.
We keep our service priced lower than the competition so we can make a
bigger difference and appeal to more of the population, as opposed to
making personal training a luxury reserved for the rich."
Fitness on the Go provides service in over 30 cities across Canada
including personal trainers in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.
SOURCE: Fitness Reviews
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