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Why Work With a Personal Trainer?

Sure, personal trainers are an additional cost, but that is possibly the only downside. If you want to get fit, feel healthier, and do it all in a safe and efficient way, your best option is to work with someone who is trained and educated on how to do it. Here are the biggest reasons why having someone guide you through your fitness journey is essential:


From the best exercises to tone your arms to the best foods to eat after a workout, a personal trainer will teach you the ‘why’ behind everything you do.


Safety is one of the most important aspects of working out. If you’re doing lunges, lifting free weights, or just running on the treadmill, there is a right and a wrong way to exercise. We’ll teach you the right way in order to prevent injuries.

Your Specific Needs

Are you training for a marathon? Do you have issues with your knees? Do you want to improve on your flexibility? A personal trainer can help identify your specific needs and create a plan with those in mind.


Setting goals isn’t just about saying you want to lose 20 pounds or you want to look good in a swimsuit, it’s about setting the right goals combined with a specific plan on how to achieve those goals. This includes creating a schedule, a variety of cardio and weight training exercises, foods to eat, and how to keep you motivated and determined.


Friends and workout partners are great, but they can only do so much to keep you accountable. To keep you on track, a personal trainer will ask you how often you’re working out, what exercises you’re doing, and what foods you have been eating — and they will dive into the ‘why’ if you haven’t been following your plans.

Maximum Results

When you work with someone who has specific knowledge and training on how to achieve fitness goals, you’re much more likely to see and feel the results faster than doing it alone.

Mental Health

Exercise has been attributed to helping improve sleep, helping fight depression, giving you more energy, and more. The endorphins that are released when working out are powerful hormones and can have a big impact on happiness and mental help.

Personalized Plans

Each person is different and every body has different needs. A personal trainer will be able to help identify areas that need improvement and can create a personalized plan based on your body, schedule, habits, likes and dislikes, and more. When exercising alone, it’s much harder to develop a plan that will help you achieve the same goals.

Are you ready to start your fitness journey? View our gym's membership plans and contact a personal trainer at Determined Fitness today!

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Need an individual plan?

We have some of the best, highly qualified personal trainers in the Poughkeepsie area.

We understand that the fitness world can be confusing or intimidating, that is why we have an excellent staff of personal trainers to help guide you through your work out. They can help you with any fitness goal that you have, from sports related training and balance work to muscle gain and fat loss. Our personal trainers are proven to get results.

They have very flexible schedules to suit your needs so stop by and speak with one of our trainers today to begin your fitness journey!

Our trainers are here for those who want them, not to sell to the ones who don’t.