Today's personal trainers can offer you much more than a simple run for your money. They could (and usually will) offer you a physical fitness evaluation, including tests to check your body-fat percentage, your cardiovascular strength and muscle strength, and your endurance. The following step is an individual program tailored to your needs. Is your goal to lose weight or gain strength? Are you recouping from an injury? Have you just turned into a stay-at-home mom with a new child and almost no time to exercise? Have you actually been diagnosed with what will probably be a chronic degenerative condition and you would like to bolster your immune system? Have you chosen to run a marathon next year but don't have a clue how to train? Has your doctor advised that you work with a trainer as you get over an eating disorder?
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