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Should You Get a Personal Trainer?

Everyday Health reports personal training can benefit many people, as trainers work to educate clients on proper exercise form and technique; keep them accountable to their exercise goals; and create customized workout plans based on the individual’s health and fitness needs.

Everyday Health spoke to Julie Khan PT, DPT, SCS, USATF-L1, physical therapist at HSS, who explained personal trainers can help reduce the risk of injury. “If someone is injured or recovering from an injury, they should always seek guidance from someone else who has experience in exercise and rehabilitation,” said Khan. “The DIY approach can be quite harmful and lead clients down the wrong path,” she cited. Additionally, Khan noted acute and overuse injuries commonly occur when workout plans are not tailored to their needs – or someone may be unknowingly using incorrect form.

Read the full article at Everydayhealth.com.