Personal trainers assist people in developing fitness plans. This usually begins with an assessment of a clients current fitness, and determining the client's goals. Based on this information, the trainer will put together an exercise plan for their client. In addition, the trainer will actively monitor their progress, stay with them while they perform their exercises, and make adjustments along the way.
A key aspect of personal training is to teach proper technique. In all exercises, use of the proper technique is critical. For example, in exercises using weights, poor technique can lead to injury. In addition, proper technique in necessary to derive the intended benefit from any exercise. Personal trainers work actively with their clients and monitor their progress to help their clients make progress towards their fitness goals.