Personal Trainers work with individuals or small groups of people, to assess and improve their clients’ health and physical fitness. Trainers measure each person’s fitness level, strengths and weaknesses, discuss the client’s desired outcomes and then design an exercise program to suit the individual goals outlined.
Each person’s health and fitness levels may vary greatly, so a Personal Trainer must tailor each workout session accordingly. Clients' goals may include muscle toning, losing weight, increasing flexibility, strength or speed, improving endurance, or overall health management. Personal Trainers motivate their clients by setting achievable targets, providing feedback and encouragement, monitoring progress, and revising programs where needed in order for the client to reach their ultimate goal.
A Personal Trainer can also provide information and advice on beneficial dietary practices, helping clients to develop nutrition plans to support their exercise program and in some cases referring or working with a nutritionist or dietician.