Kişisel Eğitmen Eşliğinde Yapılan Sporun Bireylere Kazanımları
Yaraş, Ulaş Can
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In this study which is done to examine how personal training activities changed its’ participants lives and that changes’ role on physical, psychological and social life conditions of the participants and the study searched for an answer to the question of how did personal training make a difference in means of physical, psychological and social dimensions. Qualitative research design is used in this study which is tried to deal with the personal training phenomenon in the context of symbolic capital accumulation. Data of the research were collected by semi-structural interviews and in this context semi-structured interview form was used. Data were collected in March and April 2017 and, face to face interviews were done with the volunteer participants who didn’t go to the gym continuingly although they were members of other fittnes centers before and also were getting personal training courses routinely at least eighteen months. Collected data was analysed by content analysis technique. Analysis of the participants’ views showed that their primary aim for worked with a personal trainer was physical fitness. It was seen that they wanted to have a healthy body and to perform physical activities more easily. Besides, they expressed their views as they worked with a personal trainer to up to their health problems. Personal training was affective because of the program which was developed according to the needs and wants of the members. Participants expressed their views as they reached their aims faster and more easily because of the workouts which were directed to their health problems and individual aims. Workouts with personal trainer changed participants’ nutrition, dress senses and social environments where they couldn’t go before because of their physical anxieties. Participants stated that with personal training their work lives’ quality is increased and their positive perspectives to the life affected their family, work and social lives positively. Participants said that they began to behave more scientifically after personal training process because their opportunity to asked questions to the trainer about their interests.