6 Benefits of Having a Personal Trainer

Cardio, Cardio, Cardio

Lets face it, cardio isn't always the most exciting part of your workout, but it's one of the best things you can do for your body and mind. Running requires mental strength and determination. Once you have those two qualities, running will become a joy.

Cristian wasn't always a runner, but within the last four years, he's ran over eight marathons and over 13 half marathons. He said that doing 30 minutes of cardio a day is crucial in losing weight and should combine a steady jog with intervals of fast sprints and incline.

You can do this at your local gym or even outside at a park or on your favorite hike.

Workout Wherever You Are

If you don't have time to get to the gym, working out at home is a great alternative. Invest in a pair of hand weights and bring the gym to you. You don't need any fancy equipment to get the same butt blasting and heart-racing workout at home.

Here is a sample and simple home workout that Cristian suggests:

  1. Bicep Curls
  2. Overhead Press
  3. Tricep Skull Crushers with Dumbbells
  4. Forward Lunges
  5. Dumbbell Squats
  6. Standard Crunches
  7. Bicycle Crunches
  8. Push Ups

Do three sets of 15 to 20 repetitions per exercise

Now you're probably wondering what the benefits are.

Personal Training is a learning experience. There is someone next to you focusing on your body and helping you through to the next set. It's like having a personal motivator by your side and that really does bring out the competitor inside of you.

My time was pleasant and I felt better than I had ever did before. I knew that I was hooked because I felt more powerful knowing that there was someone else who also wanted to see me succeed. You can find that motivation within yourself, a family member or also in your spouse. Whatever or whoever motivates you, is someone or something that you should keep constant in your life.

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Alana Michelle Brager is a fitness and fashion enthusiast who shares her healthy and fashion forward fitness tips on her blog, "A Fashionably Fit Lifestyle" (http://fashionablyfitlifestyle.tumblr.com). She currently lives in Los Angeles, California and writes for the websites MyDailyFind.com and Life2PointOh.com

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