Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer

What is a Personal Trainer?


What is a personal trainer, you ask? Depending on their approach and demeanor, you can hire an independent personal trainer or find one at the gym you go to to serve as part-coach, part-mentor, part-friend and even part-drill instructor to get you into shape. What remains constant for these fitness gurus is their goal, which is to guide and oversee an individual’s fitness program in a health club or home gym.

Personal trainers have a love of fitness, and it shows. Their focus on a healthy lifestyle, a commitment to a fit physique, and a desire to share their passion with others is apparent, which allows them to serve as positive role models for the exercise challenged or for those who want to take their fitness to the next level.

The Role of the Personal Trainer: 

 Personal trainers have a few things in common: they are healthy, fit, and active. Although the type of training and training style they deliver, will vary, the role of these fitness gurus remains constant:

  • Personal trainers want to help people pursue or maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Personal trainers want to educate people about the many ways to engage in physical exercise and healthy living.
  • Personal trainers want to help people achieve their personal health and fitness goals.

Personal trainers should possess, at a minimum:

  • Knowledge of human anatomy and the concepts of functional exercise, exercise science, and basic nutrition
  • The ability to successfully assess and screen their clients, both initially and progressively
  • The ability to design health, wellness, and physical fitness programs that are tailored to their clients’ specific needs, wants, and goals

  • The ability to execute fitness programs that are both safe and effective
  • A thorough understanding of cardiovascular, flexibility, and resistance exercises
  • A dedication to personal and professional integrity

Therefore, successful personal trainers are able to deliver safe, effective, and interesting workouts to the clients they serve. The training programs taught by personal trainers, most of which are offered on a one-on-one basis, are varied and progressive, and are geared towards improving their clients’ health and wellness.

Successful personal trainers are not only excellent teachers, but supportive and enthusiastic champions of physical fitness, as well. Their overall goal includes not only teaching their clients, but providing them with the encouragement and motivation to stick with their programs as to achieve their fitness objectives.


Have you heard the saying “abs are built in the kitchen”? That saying is worth its salt, and whether you are trying to live a healthier life, build a six-pack, or prepare for a sport, your nutrition will play a vital role in achieving your goals. Therefore, when you hire One Source Consultants Personal Trainer, you will also have a nutritionist to help with your overall goals of fitness and nutrition.

To learn more about any of these offerings, call and talk to the team at One Source Consulting today!
To schedule an appointment with the team at One Source Consulting, call 309-863-0590 or schedule on our calendar. We are located in Pekin IL, and proudly serve clients throughout the Central Illinois Area.