The 76 million Baby Boomers in the U.S. are already redefining aging and retirement. Not content to sit on the porch in their rocking chairs, Baby Boomers are determined to maintain their active lifestyles well into their golden years.
The generation that grew up watching Jack Lalanne and Jane Fonda knows the benefits of staying physically fit. So why would Baby Boomers need a personal fitness trainer? A certified personal trainer can bring an important boost to Baby Boomers' workouts. Here are four benefits of personal training for Baby Boomers:
1. Learn safe form. Times have changed since Jack and Jane led the fitness charge, and exercise science has come a long way. A personal trainer brings the latest exercise science to your workouts and helps you learn the safe way to perform your exercises so you reduce your risk of injury.
2. Work around your limitations. All those years of activity and adventure have left lots of Baby Boomers with blown out shoulders, bum knees and achy hips. A certified personal trainer can design a program that works around your limitations and may even relieve some of your issues with rehabilitative exercises.
3. Build in accountability. A desire to be active doesn't always translate into all-around physical fitness. In fact, the demands of your life may have left you in less than great shape, maybe even in need of dropping a few pounds. A personal training program brings the structure and accountability you need to stay on track. A personal trainer can teach you the skills and habits you'll need to remain fit and active for the rest of your life.
4. Make good use of your time. Personal training is personal. Your trainer will design a program just for you, to help you reach your fitness goals. By working on a program that's tailored for your needs, you'll make good use of your time instead of aimlessly working out without results. An efficient workout designed by a personal trainer feels good and leaves you more time to pursue your other passions.
If an active lifestyle is important to you, a personal training program may be just the right next step to keep you going. Do you exercise regularly to stay in shape for whatever life throws you? Share your reasons for keeping active in the comments section.
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