Healing a Broken Heart With Exercise? Five Questio

Healing a Broken Heart With Exercise? Five Questio

Healing a Broken Heart With Exercise? Five Questio

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By Sunil Ramsamooj, BounceBack Editorial Staff

After a breakup, it's typical for the heartbroken
to want to look great, whether it's to prepare for a run-in with an ex,
to feel sexy when getting back on the dating scene, or simply to boost
self-esteem after an emotional beating. If you've set a goal to get in
shape after a breakup or divorce, but you're finding it hard to get
started, hiring a personal trainer could be one of the best investments
you'll ever make. Personal trainers can offer all the motivation you
need, especially if you are still reeling from heartbreak and need a
little kick in the rear. Since personal training sessions are normally
fairly costly, you should make sure that you find someone who is
credible, dedicated, and whose style of training and teaching aligns
with what you're looking for.

 

Here are five key questions you should ask any personal trainer
before working with them:

Can I see some
references?
References are a must; don't be shy about
calling up some previous clients to get a better understanding of the
trainer. You have to keep in mind that this is a person you'll be
working with for an extended period, so it's best to get a feel for
their character. People are honest, for the most part, so they'll let
you know exactly what they think of the trainer. Be sure to find out
what they achieved working with the trainer, the time it took, and what
they liked most and least about working with him/her.

Do you have
certification?
You don't just want some person who
studies fitness on YouTube to come out and teach you - certification is
important. Someone who is certified will be more qualified to meet your
goals and will have a better understanding of the body as a whole. Some
certification associations include the National Strength&
Conditioning Association (NSCA), the American College of Sports Medicine
(ACSM), and American Council on Exercise (ACE). Make sure they’re also
certified in CPR/First Aid should something happen to you during a
session.

What's your training
style?
Find out what they believe in. Some trainers
might want to push you until you scream and some will take it easier on
you. Find out how they go about their training. Do you want me to be on a
diet while training? What if I'm too tired to work out? Can you help me
in strength training? How would you help me put on muscle and lose
weight? Develop different scenarios and ask the trainer; their responses
will help you in your choice.

What's our schedule? Find
out if they can work with your schedule. Trainers normally like to work
on specific days to give your body time to heal. If a particular
trainer can't meet those needs, you might have to move on or try to be
more flexible.

What's your rate?
If you're trying to meet a certain goal, find out if you can have a
package, for example, 6 weeks for X amount of dollars. You can also pay
per session for a trainer. In order to find out if you're paying a good
price, shop around. You can find trainers online but also at local gyms.
It's best to find at least three rates for what you're trying to
achieve just so you know how much you should be paying.

 
Working out with a personal trainer is a time intensive and expensive
investment, but the results of looking and feeling great, especially
after a heartbreak, are priceless. Getting in shape not only helps you
look great, but working out can help clear your mind and increase
endorphin flow to improve your overall mood and well-being. If you have a
little extra cash, a personal trainer might be the way to go to get you
on your way to bouncing back and moving forward. 
 

Sunil is a native New Yorker. Growing up on a steady diet of John
Hughes films helped to shape the way he sees relationships and the
world at large.

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happiness after heartbreak from a relationship breakup or divorce.
It's a place to tell
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 get advice
from experts,
 and share what you've learned with
others in similar situations. Heartbreaks happen to everyone. And
we believe everyone has the potential to bounce back to life and
move forward. www.bounceback.com

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helping people find
happiness after heartbreak from a relationship breakup or divorce.
It's a place to tell
your story,
 get advice
from experts,
 and share what you've learned with
others in similar situations. Heartbreaks happen to everyone. And
we believe everyone has the potential to bounce back to life and
move forward. www.bounceback.com

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