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Personal trainer in your home for you and your friends – why not?

All forms of exercise are valuable – each in their own way. Some folks are devoted to their gyms; for others, it’s the great outdoors. Yet for others, it’s dancing that fits the bill. Hitting tennis balls motives the athletes. Moving our bodies on a regular basis is what matters.

For convenience, privacy and cost, though, it’s hard to beat a home workout center. This is especially true for people who can’t afford club fees or who are intimidated by a gym environment. Some people simply prefer a quiet environment with flexibility in scheduling.

A home gym can be set up for as little as $50 (an exercise ball, some weights and stretching strap) or as much as $3,500 for an elliptical trainer. Space doesn’t need to be an obstacle either. A small cleared area anywhere – the living room or bedroom – works just fine.

And personal trainers aren’t just for Oprah or gyms. You can hire a personal trainer to come to your home to show you how to exercise safely. The trainer can help you assess your current status and limitations, including medical considerations, and help you select the equipment you need. The trainer can also help you set goals and measure your progress.

You can hire a trainer for a one-time only session, several sessions to establish a personalized routine, or for an extended period to make sure the exercise habit is one you can maintain on your own. Better yet, hire a trainer to lead a small group of you and your friends. That way, you can tailor your program.

“Now” never seems like a good time to begin. That’s why I advise that whatever you decide, do it today.

Source: Peggy Raymond, registered nurse and certified personal trainer, (530) 575-2281, pegraymond@yahoo.com

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