Is Your Personal Trainer Pushing You Too Hard?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: If you get hurt while under the watch of your personal trainer, are they responsible?
Air Date: 8/18/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Grace Desimone & Neal Pire, Fitness Experts
Neal PierNeal Pire is a nationally noted expert on fitness and personal training. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and has served on the Executive Council of ACSM's credentialing arm, the Committee on Certification and Registry Boards.

Neal served as vice president of a leading national health management company and now serves as an Exercise Physiologist at HNH Fitness, a medical fitness center in Oradell, NJ. He is widely sought after as a consultant for athlete training programs, performance enhancement centers and fitness industry management.

As a 35-year veteran with deep understanding of the subject matter, he is often asked for background, commentary or analysis by media covering wellness, fitness, and personal training.

Grace DeSimone Grace DeSimone has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years and brings a variety of experiences in commercial, corporate and community settings.

She is the editor of ACSMs Resources for Group Exercise Instructors (LWW, 2011) and is an ACSM certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Grace is the National Director of Group Fitness for Plus One Health Management, an Optum Company.
Is Your Personal Trainer Pushing You Too Hard?
Hiring a personal trainer might be your best option to reach optimal fitness results.

It may also make more sense if you have a hectic schedule and need some extra motivation to get to the gym.

However, if you're not used to working out and feel like you're being pushed to the point of passing out, or if you have an injury, when should you skip your personal training sessions?

Is there ever a time you should look for a different personal trainer if you feel yours isn't keeping your best interests in mind?

Fitness experts, Grace Desimone and Neal Pire, share the safety precautions you should follow while under the care of a personal trainer.