Core training has become a growing fitness trend in recent years and used by personal trainers as a common method of training. the objective is to uniformly strengthen the superficial and deep muscles that stabilize, move and align the trunk of the body. These exercises especially the back and the abdominal muscles.
Historically, physical therapists would work a client’s core muscles to help with lower back issues.
More recently has grown popular with athletes to aid in sport performance. Core programs are regularly built for training clients with goals ranging from flatter mid sections to needing a stronger lower back.
A weak core leads to a fundamental problem inherent to ineffective movements that tend to lead to injury. designing a proper core program helps gain neuromuscular control, strength, muscular endurance, stability and power.
Regardless of age, or physical level, core training should be introduced into your regular training routine.
This goes out to all my friends and colleagues that want to be trainers.
If you want to be a true entrepreneur in the training industry you need to go out and talk to people.
Don’t expect work to be spoon fed to you. Also, get rid of the ego!
No trainer, including myself, knows everything. There have been countless times I have helped trainers with 4+ year degrees become more successful. And I myself have reached out for advice when needed.
Reach out to other fitness professionals. Never stop learning in this industry!
I see so many new faces, and many have that lost look. Here are a few things to remember…
Set small achievable goals. To often I hear goals that are not realistic, such as “I want to lose 50-lbs in a month.” In all reality a healthy goal would be 1-2 lbs a week. Even with that, your weight will still fluctuate.
Next, never be afraid to ask for help. Most gyms have professional trainers on staff that are there to help you reach your goals safely. No, hiring a trainer doesn’t show weakness, remember even the greatest athletes had trainers.
Don’t give up! Fitness is a long journey and should be taken one-day-at-a-time. Eventually you will be amazed at what you can achieve!