Personal Training for Young Athletes
Now is the perfect time for athletes to train with a personal fitness coach. There’s no question about how the coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to sporting events. Between increased screen time for virtual school and limited sporting events, athletes of all ages are being forced into a sedentary lifestyle. Now more than ever, this “downtime” is the perfect opportunity for athletes, especially young athletes, to start working on enhancing their sport-related skills.
Benefits of Personal Training for Young Athletes
Here are some reasons why working with a personal trainer is the best way to formulate the most effective training program.
Build Muscle Memory and Correct Movement Patterns
Being a young athlete is the best time to learn proper technique and form, which builds muscle memory and correct movement patterns. Whether young athletes are interested in improving their stamina, speed, strength, balance or flexibility, it’s important to ensure they are performing each movement properly to prevent injury.
Rick Howard MeD, CSCS states in his article “Why Youth Strength and Conditioning Matters” that “certified strength and conditioning professionals are uniquely qualified to provide properly supervised, developmentally appropriate strength and conditioning programs for youth of all ages and abilities.”
Personal trainers are known for their ability to develop specialized programs specific to individual athletes and their needs. Young athletes will learn safe, effective ways to build this muscle memory and reach their fitness goals.
Stay Motivated and Accountable
Accountability is a huge factor when it comes to personal trainers. It seems as though “not enough time” is the number one reason why people don’t exercise or fail at achieving their goals. Good personal trainers hold you accountable for not only scheduled workout sessions, but also what you are doing outside of the gym. After all, it’s just as important to rest and recover as it is to work out, and a trainer will help you stay accountable throughout your exercise regimen.
Having a personal trainer working alongside you means you always have a guide and cheerleader who’s dedicated to helping you reach your goals.
Build a Healthy Social-Emotional Relationship Between the Mind and Body
Lack of a socially athletic environment has caused a lot of mental health issues among the athletic population. A study done by McGuine, et al found “the prevalence of depression symptoms was highest in team sports (74.1%) and lowest for individual sport participants (64.9%).”
When working with a personal trainer, athletes become part of a team that not only builds a stronger physique, but also develops a healthy social-emotional relationship between mind and body.
Young athletes will also experience a boost in self-esteem and confidence. As they see their body transform and strength increase, they’ll be proud of how far they’ve come and what they’ve achieved. Regular workouts also help with gaining focus, dedication and motivation to keep pushing themselves.
Work With a Young Athlete Personal Training Coach at Excellence In Fitness
Our personal trainers are certified and have degrees in the areas of exercise science, kinesiology and physical education. Their strong background in human anatomy, wellness, nutrition, strength, corrective exercise and physical fitness is what separates them from other trainers. All of them are former athletes and know what it takes to be successful in an athletic environment.
We are proud to be one of the leading personal fitness studios in Annapolis, Severna Park and Millersville, Maryland. In our studio, our personal training coaches help young athletes meet their performance and training goals in a supportive environment.
Learn More About Our Strength and Conditioning Programs for Young Athletes
At Excellence In Fitness, youth athletes can take part in a personalized exercise regimen that will help increase their cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility and body composition. Our trainers are dedicated to helping athletes achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle through 1-on-1 fitness training.
We invite you to learn more about our youth strength and conditioning or schedule a demo workout with one of our personal training coaches to get started today!
Written by Kelly Lundquist, Professional Fitness Coach at Excellence In Fitness and Certified Athletic Trainer with over 15 years of experience working with athletes of all ages.