There is an old saying that no two things are created equal. The same could be said for places around the country and what sets them apart. If you want the best cheesesteak sandwich, you head up to Philadelphia. Seattle should be your destination for a great cup of coffee. And when it comes to personal training, Miami is the winner hands down.
On the surface, there seems to be many logical reasons for this. As a fashion-centric city, people feel the need to look their best. With the year round warm temperatures and beautiful weather, people are outside a lot more, and that creates an atmosphere of physical activity. That same weather attracts people from all over the world to move there, so there tends to be a higher ratio of service providers of all sorts - hairdressers, bartenders, and massage therapists - and not just personal trainers. Miami has something else, though.
Professional athletes need somewhere to go during their off season, and like everyone else, they want to go somewhere warm and beautiful. Even though they may not be playing any games does not mean they go to Miami to spend their days drinking mojitos on the beach and nights at the hottest dance clubs. They are working hard every day to stay in shape. Every year, there is a new crop of rookies looking to take their place, so they know they have to stay on top of their physical health. In that sense, they are a lot like you and me in that they are going to be looking for a personal trainer who can help them.
What they are not going to do is look for a gym that offers pizza dinners and bagel breakfasts as an incentive to join. They are not going to worry about how many other locations the fitness center has, and it is not going to be important to them to make sure there is a television at every work out station. They are going to look for the fitness centers that have the professional trainers who are committed to working with each client directly to help them attain their goals.
The great thing about personal training in Miami is that these professional trainers are available to everyone. The same workout programs, the same bootcamp fitness Miami classes that they take are open to anyone else who is part of that fitness center. So the choice is yours. You could join a gym that would feel right at home in a hundred different cities or you can find a professional trainer Miami is known for. If you have the chance to work out with the best, why would you settle for anything less?
Jack Terry is a fitness enthusiast and freelance writer who lived in South Florida for several years. http://www.legacyfit.com