What is a Personal Trainer?
A personal trainer is an individual who uses their knowledge about health and fitness to create and guide you through a personalized exercise program in a one-on-one setting. They lead you through intentional and effective workouts that target achievement of your goals while making sure to teach, monitor, and encourage you every step of the way.
Who Uses a Personal Trainer?
At CrossFit LPF, we work with clients who choose personal training for many different reasons, such as:
Being New to CrossFit
Are you brand new to CrossFit? Learn how to perform the basic movements in private sessions where you can progress at your own pace.
Having A Previous Injury
Do you need modifications or rehabilitative exercises due to a recent or chronic injury? Receive guidance on how to continue exercising in a manner that promotes healing without aggravating symptoms.
Trying to Achieve a Specific Goal
Is there a specific goal you would like to achieve, such as increasing your squat depth, learning how to climb a rope, or improving your Olympic lifts? Gain tips on how to master your movement.
Training for a Specific Event
Are you a firefighter preparing for a CPAT, or a runner preparing for your first obstacle course race? Participate in training that optimizes the skills you need to dominate your big event.
Benefits of Personal Training
Personal training sessions consist of exercises tailored to you and your needs for that day. Maybe you didn’t get much sleep last night and need a lighter workout for today. Perhaps you’ve joined a recreational basketball league and want to incorporate more sport-specific training into your workout regimen. A good personal trainer can adapt your workouts for any changes in your life.
If you want someone watching to ensure that you’re moving with proper form, to figure out why you can’t quite get a movement, or to motivate you through your least favorite exercise, personal training might be for you! You’ll have your coach’s undivided attention throughout your session. This increases opportunities for feedback, which significantly decreases your risk of injury.
Listen, not everyone wants to be a social butterfly 24/7, and that’s okay! While it’s always exciting to watch your fellow athletes get their first pull-ups and PR their back squats, sometimes it’s nice to just be able to focus on you.
Consistency is KEY when it comes to exercise, and a good personal trainer can help hold you accountable with their support. They can give you the push you need to continue showing up and putting in the work, even on the days you really don’t feel like it.
How to Choose the Right Personal Trainer for You
It is important to find a personal trainer who will be a good match for you. Many CrossFit boxes offer personal training in addition to the traditional, group fitness-style classes. Here are some good tips to consider when seeking out trainers at local affiliates:
- Check the gym’s website to see what different programs they offer. Look for a “Personal Training” option.
- Read through the bios of the coaches who provide personal training to find someone you might be interested in working with. See if they have certifications in any specialty areas, like Mobility or Gymnastics, that align with your goals.
- Examine the gym’s reviews on Google to see what members of the community have to say about the environment, team members, and workouts.
Get Started Today
Personal training is a great option for athletes who are looking to achieve their health and fitness goals via one-on-one guidance by trained professionals through individualized workouts. Whether it’s just for a one-time session to learn a specific skill or multiple weekly sessions to get routine exercise, personal training offers something for everyone. At CrossFit LPF, you can even mix and match personal training with group classes to find what suits you best. We have multiple highly skilled, experienced, and welcoming trainers ready to get you started. Get to know them on our website at Our Team – CrossFit LPF.