User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


64° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Healthbeat

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Tracking Down A Personal Trainer

December 5, 2011, 6:08 PM by Casey Wonnenberg

Tracking Down A Personal Trainer
SIOUX FALLS, SD - With all the cookies and candies, it can be difficult to lose weight during the holiday season. That's why now is one of the most popular times of the year for people to seek help from personal trainers.

Finding the right personal trainer can be difficult and there are things you should consider before committing to one.

Melissa Okerlund sought the help of a personal trainer first to lose weight, then to regain strength after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for cancer.

"I had several surgeries, so he's helped me build up my core," Okerlund said.

But choosing the right personal trainer can be difficult, especially with no regulations on who can call themselves a trainer.

"There's no state regulation. If you wanted to become a trainer and put a sign up in your garage and invite your friends over, you could do it," Corey Howard of Results Personal Training said.

Howard says one of the main things you should look for when hiring a personal trainer is that they know how to exercise safely.

"The last thing you want is to go to the gym and start losing weight, and then they didn't teach you the proper form, and now you're injured," Howard said.

Howard also says you should look into the trainer's education: who did they learn from? You should also ask for testimonials.

"The testimonials should be relevant to what you're trying to achieve. In other words, if you want to lose 10 pounds, you don't want to sign up with somebody who only trains defensive linemen in football," Howard said.

That is exactly what Okerlund did and she's happy with her progress so far.

"I also went on Corey's website for results and read about his licensing and what he's done and felt like it was a good fit for me," Okerlund said.

And the right fit has led to an increased level of fitness.

Howard says you should also check out what, if any, certifications a personal trainer has.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View healthbeat

You may also like

Local Doctors Create Headache Treatment

4/15/2014 6:22 PM

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic, severe headaches on a regular basis.  Local doctors have now teamed up to create technology to diagnos...

Full Story | Watch
Increase In Whooping Cough & STDs In SD

4/17/2014 10:41 AM

The number of whooping cough cases appears to be on the rise in South Dakota.

Full Story
OB Care In Small Towns

4/16/2014 6:39 PM

While a growing number of doctors at small-town hospitals are no longer able to deliver babies, Sioux Center Health is building a new birthing center.

Full Story | Watch
Increase In Child Abuse Reports

4/17/2014 6:23 PM

A KELOLAND mom is spreading awareness about child abuse after her son suffered from shaken baby syndrome.

Full Story | Watch
Testing For Allergies That Affect Eyes

4/14/2014 6:13 PM

If your eyes are itchy and watery lately, you could already be battling spring allergies.  But it can be difficult to tell whether you're suf...

Full Story | Watch


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED