A personal trainer has a very important job of helping anyone who wishes to become healthier, stronger, and more fit. A personal trainer does a multitude of tasks which include: showing how to use sports equipment, how to eat healthy, how to exercise correctly so as not to strain or harm the body in any way. In order to fulfill so many tasks adequately at the same, it is necessary to have a clearly established routine. Naturally, you have to be fit so as to serve as an example of what can be achieved as a result of constant exercising.
The first order of business in the morning is to get your body in tune. You will start with exercise—perhaps a one-mile run, some aerobics, or weightlifting. Whatever exercise you choose, you will be careful to warm up first so you don’t injure yourself. Once you have gotten your body in tonus, the time of breakfast will arrive. You will want the right combination of protein, fat, carbohydrates, and vitamins. You might make a smoothie with a raw egg, spinach, celery, and other vegetables, all blended in a juicer, or you might sit down to a plate of ham, eggs, and wheat toast, with a glass of orange juice to wash it all down. You always have to keep in mind that the healthiest times for food consumption are in the morning and at lunch. It is necessary to eat enough then so as to have enough energy for exercising. Your body will constantly be under the strain and needs sufficient amount of nutrition to stay afloat in terms of strength and durability.
Once breakfast is over, you will take a shower and get dressed in your work clothes. If you work for a gym, this will probably include a t-shirt with their logo. You will then pack your bag for the day, putting in some extra workout clothes, a towel, and maybe come street clothes to wear after work. Then it is off to the gym or fitness center. Once there, you will check your schedule for the day. Today you have three regular clients, one new client, and an aerobics class to leas. You are going to be very busy!
First up is a new client, a 46 year-old man who wants to get in shape. You greet him when he comes in and explain to him that you will be doing an assessment before he and you start on a fitness program. You take him to the locker room and show him the facilities. Then you leave him to change into his workout clothes. When he comes out, you take him to a small room where you weigh and measure him. He is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, and he weighs 186 pounds. You ask him what his goals are, and you put these on the chart that you have started for him. Then you take him to the exercise room and have him try various machines such as a stair climber and free weights. You note down what he can do, and then you assign him some “homework.” He needs to walk five blocks a day every day between now and his next appointment with you in a week. You also tell him he should cut down on fat and sugar. He admits that he drinks four cans of cola a day, and you suggest that he try to cut that number back to two.
Next, you run your aerobics class, which has 20 students, some male and some female. You have worked with them for several weeks, so they all know the routines. You work up a sweat with them, but you keep your eyes on the students and make sure none of them are having trouble. One student seems to be favoring her right ankle, so after class, you check with her and discover that she tripped and fell a couple of days ago. You send her to the on-site nurse, telling her she should have that ankle wrapped for a few days to support it.
Having worked hard in aerobics, you shower and change into fresh clothes. You go out for a quick lunch and come back. You spend the afternoon working with each of your regular clients. All three are doing well; one has lost 30 pounds since she started with you. The second is training for a 5-k run, and he is able to run the track for an hour. The third tells you he visited his doctor, and his blood pressure is down thanks to the work he has been doing with you. It’s gratifying to know that you are making a difference in your clients’ lives.
The final client is not a regular. He has only recently signed up for gym, and is still in a fairly bad shape being too overweight and having no muscle weight whatsoever. He demands a completely different approach, because he has neither experience nor the resources to pull of strenuous exercising. You will have to let him rest properly between activities as well as to manage his work load on a constant basis. He might a weakened heart, therefore letting him spend too much time on tread mill would be unwise. You will also have to keep in mind that he should be loaded with more exercise each day, but in such a manner so that the new client would not be discouraged to easily by either complexity or quantity of exercises.
At the end of the day, you will have to relax and to ensure that you go to bed timely. A healthy lifestyle presupposes a healthy sleeping routine, which you would have to adhere in order to recharge the body fully for the next day. In your case, it is all about maintaining the balance. If you fail in one aspect, you are bound to experience problems and irregularities in other spheres of your life.