Effectiveness Of Personal Training

  • Steven R. Mc Claran


More and more people looking for the expertise of personal trainers in recent years.
With very few previous efforts evaluating the strength of the personal training
experience in the scientific literature, this study utilized movement in the stagecoaches
of the Transtheoretical Model (STM) to ascertain the efficacy of personal grooming.
One hundred twenty nine volunteer participants (customers) (age range: 20  65 years
old) was designated a university senior personal trainer for a10-week course of study.
At an initial meeting, the guests were moved over a form to self-assess their level of
motivational readiness for exercise adoption (STM) choosing one of five stages: Pre -
contemplation (not meaning to make changes), Contemplation (considering a
modification), Preparation (getting ready to make a change), Action (actively engaged
in progressing to a change but only for a little while) & Maintenance (sustaining the
change over time). Later the initial assessment, the nodes and the trainer then met once
a week and had targeted discussions on problem solving techniques such as
determining the Benefits of Physical Activity, Barriers/Obstacles to Exercise, Support,
System Recruitment, Goal Setting and Relapse Prevention in addition to providing
specific suggestions for the client’s other exercise days during the workweek. At the
end of the 10-week personal training program, the clients, then reassessed their stage of
motivational readiness for exercise adoption. Of the 129 clients tested, 27 were in the
maintenance (highest) stage and consequently could not go up. None of these 27 clients
moved down a level. Of the remaining 102 clients, there was significant (p < 0.01)
upward movement at the end of the course of study. 61 clients (60%) went up one
stage, 13 clients (13%) went up two stages, 27 clients stayed at the same level (26%)
and one (1%) moved down a level. The outcomes suggest that one-on-one personal
training is an efficient method for modifying positions and thereby increasing the
amount of physical action. Secondly, it appears that using problem-solving techniques
is of value for successful behavior modification.

October 2014
How to Cite
Claran, S. R. (2014). Effectiveness Of Personal Training. IJOSTHE, 1(IV). Retrieved from https://ijosthe.com/index.php/ojssports/article/view/30