Benefits of Personal training

At ActiveBody Functional Therapy you can find guidance in training with barbells, kettlebells, bands, TRX, cable machines and many other types of equipment including your own body!

Serious fitness training dates back to the ancient Greeks who trained and held athletic events such as the Olympic Games, which started in 776 B.C. Martial arts or combat training dates back thousands of years. Personal training as a profession developed as the need for guidance in one’s journey to better themselves. For most of the things that we try to learn, like music, skiing, or driving a car we need an instructor. A person that can show us a safe and correct way to do whatever it is that we are trying to learn. Many people shy away from exercise for not having a clear understanding on what to do and how to do it safely and correctly with the best results.

Benefits of training with a personal trainer:


Most of us work harder in the presence of others. Having a trainer by your side can provide the encouragement, energy and motivation you need to jumpstart your routine. A trainer can also help you set goals, create a plan to accomplish them and celebrate the day you reach them.


Do you find it difficult to stick with a program or habit? A trainer can hold you accountable and help you overcome all the excuses you might use to avoid your commitment to exercise. It’s a lot harder to skip the gym when you know someone is waiting for you.


Fitness can be confusing. There is a lot of information to sort through. Eat this, not that. Cardio before or after strength training? Your trainer can help you find credible information and provide direction on your fitness journey. A trainer can help remove the guesswork so you can put all your energy toward accomplishing your goals.


Working with a trainer allows you to become confident with how to perform exercises, use machines. After a few sessions, you will feel ready to tackle the weight room on your own. Proper form and fluid execution of the exercise can promote stronger self-confidence and self-efficacy, which can help you stick with your exercise program over the long term.

Avoid Injury

Personal trainer will take you through a proper warm up, stretching and taking the time to learn proper exercise technique to improve your results and prevent injuries.

Individual Attention

When it comes to fitness, everyone is different. Your unique body mechanics, experience, goals, fitness level, likes and dislikes can guide your trainer in creating a plan that is specific to your needs. With a program that fits, you are more likely to maintain the habit and see results.

Goal-specific Training

Do you want to run your first 5K or prepare for a backpacking trip? Looking to shave some strokes off your golf game? Your trainer can design a fitness program specific to your activity, which will improve your performance and reduce your chance of injury during the event(s).

Training With Medical Conditions

Exercise is beneficial for preventing or managing many common chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. However, exercising with a medical condition requires additional precautions. A knowledgeable trainer with experience training clients with chronic conditions can design a program that ensures your safety and provides a positive exercise experience.