By Suriel Chavez |Staff Writer|
Spring quarter is at its halfway point, summer is around the corner and if you want a healthy body, the Recreation & Wellness Center (Rec Center) has
a personal training program that will help you get there.
The personal training program is designed for each individual that signs up for it, with one-on-one training.
It helps get you started on that exercise routine that you have been planning for awhile and the program is also for those who are unsure of what to do at the gym.
For the many benefits that the program has, one of them is the low cost.
During the one-on-one training, you would be the sole focus of the trainer.
You give the trainers your availability and the times that are best for you. They will try to to set up sessions that match those times.
Unlike other personal training programs in gyms like LA Fitness and 24 Hour Fitness, where the trainers only give you partial attention and will only give you a 20 to 30 minute workout, CSUSB trainers give you a full hour of intense and specially tailored workouts.
There are 13 trainers to choose from.
The program also offers a buddy training session were you can invite a friend to come with you to work out.
There are many benefits of having a personal trainer.
When you first start, the trainers will ask you the goals that you have in mind and what you want to do to succeed.
“We are straight with them and help set realistic goals,” said trainer Fidel Sanchez
All the trainers need to take a personal trainer development course or be certified, so trainees are getting the best workout and help.
As part of the sessions with the trainers, you will familiarize yourself with the equipment in the gym and learn proper lifting techniques and progressive training principles.
The trainers have a three rule philosophy: we will do no harm, we will train no further than technical failure, and we will deliver the minimal effective dose.
During the session, trainers will teach you appropriate frequency, intensity and duration for strength, cardiovascular and flexibility training.
Part of the session will also include taking measurements of weight, body fat, and muscle mass to indicate the progress that you have made.
The program also offers Wellness Counseling that will help you manage with other aspects of your life. Wellness counseling sessions normally last between 15 to 30 minutes.
Counseling subjects can range from nutrition counseling to psychological counseling.
At the Rec Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the trainers are available for you to ask questions about anything you need help with in the gym.
The trainers are dedicated to bring out the best in you, both physically and mentally.