People of all ages and experience levels can achieve great results and live a healthier lifestyle with a personal trainer. Personal trainers will help create a unique work-out plan that focuses on achieving your goals. They can also accommodate an injury or other obstacles that may prevent you from working out.

Instead of trying fad diets and extreme exercises, a personal trainer will help put you on track and find out what works best for you and your body. No more asking yourself, “Am I doing this right?”

Cory Leman, MS, CSCS, general manager of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute’s Health Performance Institute (HPI), lists the following as benefits in choosing to work with a personal trainer:

1. Individualization. Personal trainers create an individualized plan that is designed with your unique strengths and weaknesses in mind. This helps target your personal goals and caters to your body and experience level.

2. Safety. IBJI personal trainers work in conjunction with your physical therapist to ensure workouts that improve performance while seeking to reduce injury. Personal trainers help show you the correct form when working out so that you don’t injure yourself.

3. Progress. It’s hard to know how to scale, how to improve, and how to push yourself. Progress is essential to growth and a trainer can help get you from point A to B. A trainer will motivate you and keep you on track to reaching your goal.

4. Accountability. Most of us know we need to exercise, but we fail to do it consistently. Plain and simple, a trainer provides accountability and keeps you on track.

If you are interested in working with a personal trainer, IBJI’s HPI provides personal training, athletic training and sport specific training. As an extra bonus to help get you started, HPI is offering a free $50 gift card toward their personal training services.

Kelsey Koziel is a Marketing Communications and Public Relations Specialist at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute.

Cory Leman

Cory Leman, MS, CSCS, is general manager of the IBJI Health Performance Institute.

IBJI Health Performance Institute offers individualized training to help you accomplish your fitness goals.