June 17, 2024

Want Results? Hire a Professional! By Brett Klika

Do you work with a Fitness Trainer? According to the Health Club Consumer Report released in 2011 by the International Health, Racket and Sportclub Association (IHRSA), about 6.3 million American’s do.

Utilizing a Professional Personal Trainer has gone from a novel status symbol to a safe, efficient, effective, and surprisingly economical way to reach one’s fitness goals. Once upon a time, daily exercise was the result of merely surviving. Now, physical activity has to be a conscious decision. 

Fitness Professionals function not only oversee your decision to exercise, but provide a variety of exercise and movement options so you are able to enjoy the process of arriving at your goals!

Here are 5 benefits to utilizing a Professional Fitness Trainer:

Becoming Familiar with Exercise Options Available

As our lives have become more automated, our daily demand for physical activity has plummeted. Daily tasks no longer require us to climb hills, carry heavy things, or chase our food to eat it. We have had to contrive movements and technology in an attempt to replicate these ancient demands.

The movements, machines, and methodologies of the exercise world can be overwhelming. Learning how your body works from a Fitness Professional, rather than simply memorizing a machine or exercise, sets you up for a lifetime of great health.

A Fitness Professional can familiarize you with the various techniques, exercise options, and technology available to achieve your exercise goals.


As mentioned, the modern day exercise landscape is not innate to us. Learning the movements and technology is much like learning a martial art. There are proper, effective techniques as well as improper, injurious techniques. 

If one creates an improper demand on the body, our body responds by eventually breaking down.  A degreed, certified, experienced Fitness Professional educates and supervises correct execution and programming of exercises. Every exercise you perform is done for a purpose, this means no time wasted! Professional Fitness Trainers have studied for years to research the best and most effective exercise program for you, your goals and your current abilities.


The biggest road block to success in an exercise program is program attrition. Creating exercise is often a arduous process, so it is easy to quit. However, if you are paying a professional to oversee your program, quitting or not showing up is not an option!


Unless one constantly researches and learns new methodologies and techniques, exercise can become monotonous and boring. Fitness Professionals stay current on the most recent research and trends in exercise. This allows them to introduce you to new concepts in order to keep things interesting, as well as to keep your results coming.

Economic Efficiency

Average 1-on-1 personal training sessions are generally between $50-$80 per hour.  Group (2-5) personal training elicits the same benefits and can be done for anywhere from $15-$30 per hour. Let’s say you utilize group personal training 2 times per week at a $30 rate. That’s $240/month. 

Compare that to the cost of fad diets, gym memberships you don’t use, exercise gimmicks, and un-ending frustration. That’s not even to mention health care costs associated with injury or being sedentary or lost wages due to time off from work.

These are only 5 benefits out of a list of thousands. Exercise is not something that just happens any more. We have to learn how to do it properly, appropriately and effectively. Degreed, credentialed and experienced Fitness Professionals are here to educate, motivate, and inspire!

Brett Klika C.S.C.S., Director of Athletics at Fitness Quest 10, is a world- renowned human performance specialist, motivational speaker, author, and educator. He uses this knowledge and experience to motivate individuals and audiences around the world through his writing, speaking, DVD’s, and personal correspondence. For more information and video on exercises, programs, and any other information on losing fat and creating the body you have always wanted, check out The Underground Workout Manual – Exercise and Fat Loss in the Real World at www.undergroundworkoutmanual.com.