If you’re like many people, you want to be in better physical shape. Usually it relates to a perceived problem area. Women are often concerned about the hips and thighs. Men wish their love handles would disappear. And everyone worries about the stomach area. Some people also have a dream to achieve. For some it’s being able to compete in a triathlon. Others have their mind set on the long view. They know that staying fit is the key to having an active and healthy lifestyle throughout the entirety of their lives.
They don’t want their senior years to be overshadowed by health issues and immobility. Perhaps a New Year’s resolutions, big life change or medical condition sparked the initial idea to drop a few pounds and firm up any problem areas, but how do you manage to stay motivated enough to actually follow through and accomplish your goals on a long-term basis? The answer is clear for many people: personal training. Read on to find out if personal training might be right for you, and to learn where you can find the best trainers in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Personal Trainers in Northern Virginia
A Personal Trainers in Northern Virginia can help each of these people to achieve their desired outcomes. Through hiring a personal trainer, you will likely be able to accomplish far more than you would on your own, simply because you are now accountable to a ‘partner’. Fitness trainers give their clients one on one instruction. They can tailor a workout plan specifically for the individual that targets a certain part of the body or helps prepare them for an athletic event. More than that, a personal trainer can provide proper instruction so that each exercise is performed correctly for optimum results and to lessen the risk of injury.
Your personal trainer, your new partner in the pursuit of fitness, should be someone who encourages you, who pushes you to succeed and who won’t let you make excuses for yourself. This increased accountability to another human being for your personal health and fitness choices will help you self-evaluate, and ensure you stay on the right track. The knowledge and experience your trainer will share during your sessions will be something you can take away and practice during your own workouts, knowing that you are finally ‘doing it right’. Poor form can easily lead to injuries during exercise. If an injury occurs, this setback can truly hinder your progress, both by possibly keeping you medically out of commission for a period of time and by making it likely you will want to avoid working out for fear of another injury.
Learn New and Better Your Workout Routines
Anyone who has worked out at a gym knows that the routine can get old. They cycle through the weight machines and make use of the dumbbells. They climb onto the treadmill or elliptical to elevate their heart rate. There’s nothing wrong with this type of routine – except that it does get stale. A Personal Trainers in Virginia can introduce clients to new movements that challenge every muscle in new ways. After hitting an exercise plateau, in which gains are minimal or nonexistent, engaging the help of a fitness trainer takes the workout to a new level. Motivation reaches an all time high as results begin to be apparent. Suddenly working out isn’t a chore, it’s a joy.
The old adage “no pain, no gain” should only ever apply to normal, healthy post-workout soreness and mild inflammation which may result when starting to work under-used muscle groups. Lactic acid can also build up during workouts, which can cause muscle fatigue and soreness. Working with a personal trainer may significantly help reduce the risk of hurting yourself
by bettering your form, and ensuring you are getting the maximum results for your efforts.
Workouts designed by a personal trainer are also valuable for those who are recovering from an injury. Qualified Personal Trainers in Virginia have received intensive training that allows them to create a workout that is mindful of any injury concerns their client may have. Under their tutelage an injured hamstring can gain strength and flexibility. A wrist that was once broken can again become strong and supple. With the help of a certified personal trainer the individual who is recovering from an injury can get themselves back into shape and feeling better than ever.
Your trainer can suggest ways to alleviate mild to moderate post-workout pain or soreness you may experience, and help you develop proper stretching techniques and adjust your intensity and moves to lessen the soreness altogether. Regular, safe workouts supervised by a certified personal trainer should also loosen you up, increase your flexibility and grant you a much fuller range of motion, thereby gradually making exercise a more enjoyable experience over time.
Find a Personal Trainer in your Area
In the Washington D.C. metro area, there is a very easy way to track down highly educated, certified, insured personal trainers who will help you achieve the results you want in the gym (or in your home, for that matter). Appropriately named, Achieve Fitness provides many levels and styles of personal training for individuals who are seeking to improve both their health and their physique. Achieve Fitness is made up of many fully qualified personal trainers with availability in Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland to help guide you in your workouts as well as draft a nutritional plan that makes sense for you. Achieve Fitness truly personalizes their service to your needs, and will help you stay on those workout and nutrition plans in the best possible way: they will come to your house or meet you at the gym. Where you train is entirely up to you!
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Achieve Fitness Personal Trainers in Virginia
also offer a pretty amazing 100% money-back guarantee on the off-chance a client does not meet their goals despite their best effort. With personal training fees ranging from several hundred to upward of a thousand dollars depending on the number of sessions purchased, Achieve Fitness’s guarantee shows the level of confidence they have in their fitness programs. An A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and testimonials of satisfied clients show that you can have confidence in them, too.
People who exercise regularly tend to live longer, more fulfilling lives. They are more energetic and have the stamina required to cope with an active lifestyle. Exercise is empowering and a personal trainer is one of the best ways to make the most out of life. Exercise is empowering and a personal trainer is one of the best ways to make the most out of life. You can check out what personal training can do for you at Achieve-Fitness.com. If you live in the D.C. metro area, you can start working on your goals with a personal trainer of your choice right away.
Clients can request a male or female trainer. Whatever your preference, your personal trainer will be fully equipped to provide excellence in fitness education, as well as valuable nutrition and dietary lessons. Achieve Fitness will even give you a free, in-home consultation and let you take a session before paying for the program you want. If for any reason it doesn’t work out, you can either request a different trainer or end your relationship without risk.
Do you like the idea of a personal trainer coming out to your home to work you out, but you lack a home gym? Are you worried you don’t have all the essential exercise equipment to get properly trained at home? Don’t worry! You don’t need a thing but a positive attitude, comfortable clothes and a good pair of sneakers. An adequate amount of clear floor space is about the only other thing you need to provide. If you’d like to use equipment that you don’t own that the trainer would not likely be able to bring to home sessions (treadmills, stair machines, weight machines), you can have your sessions at a nearby gym or fitness center. Membership fees to those facilities will be a separate matter from hiring your personal trainer, but Achieve Fitness may be able to help arrange for special trial memberships at certain facilities.
Come meet some of our available Star Trainers in Northern Virginia:
Chad Ciri, BS– Chad is our Group Fitness Director – ACE Certified Personal Trainer & NFPT Certified NutritionistChad specializes in weight loss, nutritional counseling and general fitness. Chad sees clients in the Arlington, Springfield, Alexandria VA area and is also the Vienna, VA instructor of our Women’s only bootcamp.Chad is also a CrossFit instructor and competitor. He enjoys challenging himself at everything he does – Marathon training, trail running, crossfit.
Feature Success Story
“I started working with Ashley in late August/early September (about six weeks ago). At that time, I was about 150 lbs, recovering (slowly) from a back injury, trying to lose weight from quitting smoking, and trying to get ready for an important PT test. To put it mildly, I needed some help. I chose the six week package at three sessions per week. Ashley is a godsend; exactly what I needed. She’s highly motivating, extremely personable, realistic, and positive. And aside from just kicking my butt every session (which is perfect) she also taught me how to kick my own butt.
At first we focused on back rehab and assessing the starting point for the workouts. It was pretty painful, but my back built up strength really quickly and the pain started to abate. Then it was go time.
As the test neared we focused more and more on the PT events (push up, sit up, and run). In all, I went from not being able to do one solid push up to doing 22 on the test (the grader didn’t count about 8 of them), from barely 50 sit ups to easily knocking out 71, and from running a (failing) 21+ minute 2-miles to a (passing) 18:35. And now I weigh 136, and jiggle a lot less.
Yeah, it’s true that it’s not cheap to do this, especially these days, but I can safely say this was one of the best and easiest choices I’ve ever made, and given the chance I’d make the same choice over and over again. Working with Ashley was the absolute best investment I could have ever made in myself, and I hope to continue working working with her to get that PT score up higher and higher.
Thank you guys!
Jaime Grubb – Alexandria, VA
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If you are interested in purchasing a program package, there are multiple options at various price points ranging from once-weekly sessions to supplement workouts you do on your own, to up to three times a week for maximum impact quickly. If you’re ready to make real progress and finally see the results you’ve always wanted to see, there is one sure-fire way to accomplish that: visit the Achieve Fitness website. Get more information on the many personal training programs offered and sign up to get started today with an introductory session at Achieve Fitness today!