(Closed) Gym Trainer

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

How many sessions does that include?

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Missus_LLC:  I think they key is to take what the trainer tells you, and to make sure you learn how to do the exercises on your own.

Make sure you ask the trainer lots of questions and that he/she tailors the exercises to what you want to achieve.

I think it’s a great way to get motivated, just make sure that after 3 months it’s worth it (that you’ll continue to exercise).

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

When you get THAT sore, make sure you take a walk or go for a relaxing swim… it will help get some of the lactic acid loosened up and you’ll be able to move better (but don’t do a super hard intense workout or anything)

Good luck, and STICK WITH IT!!!!  That sounds like an awful lot of money to drop if you aren’t going to be 100% committed!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

@Missus_LLC:  how many sessions do you get each month?  If the trainer can help get you on the right track, I think it’s priceless.  But, yes, that does seem expensive!  Hopefully, you can reach out to your trainer on your off times and he/she gives you solid advice.  

I’d strongly suggest buying a foam roller to do self-massage on your sore muscles!  It’s worked wonders for me!  (Even a tennis ball helps!)

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Depending on the number of sessions I would say that is cheap! If its twice a week at 24 sessions that is soooo cheap, ($31 each),

If it is one session a week then that is $61 a week which is about average.

I think a trainer who knows what they are doing are priceless. They give you motivation, proper techinique and you work out harder than you ever would by yourself.

If you are that sore be sure to read up on active recovery.

http://sportsmedicine.about.com/od/tipsandtricks/a/activerecovery.htm

Active recovery refers to engaging in low-intensity exercise after workouts. There are two forms of active recovery. One is during the cool-down phase immediately after a hard effort or workout. The second form of active recovery includes the days following a competition or other intense workout. Research is growing on the benefits of both types of active recovery.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Missus_LLC:  It depends on the number of sessions and the length of each. If you got one a week, that’s $62 a session, approximately. That might be reasonable for a 60 minute workout. I’d say that’s pretty pricey, hence the “might.”

40lbs in 3 months is also pretty drastic, considering most experts don’t advise losing more than 2lbs a week.

Good luck!

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

@Missus_LLC:  I’m automatically leery of a trainer who implies a certain amount of weight loss (especially if it doesn’t come with a nutritionist). I don’t think it’s healthy to lose 20 lbs a month.  1-2 pounds a week shouuld be the max you lose, for long term management.  Also – is the trainer expecting you to workout 7 days a week?  That also throws up red flags for me.  When I started working out with my trainer he strongly encouraged me off days (I trained 3x’s a week for 45 minutes and he stressed the importance of rest on the off training days, proper nutrition, and SLEEP!).

Based on what you said about your 18 month journey – what do you find is the cycle/pattern for giving up?

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper

@Missus_LLC:  I’m not saying that kind of weight loss isn’t possible – I’m implying it’s not the most healthy way to do it.  IMO, losing that fast shocks your body and you never reset your base.  That means maintaning the weight loss becomes that much harder.  Again, not impossible.  You know yourself best! 🙂 And, I’m glad this is giving you the kick start you feel you need!  Keep it up!  

I’ve personally struggled with my weight for decades and the only thing that has helped me is being consistent.  I’ve failed in the past because I thought I could put my bad habits on hold and then work out/eat right = weight loss (yay) and then revert back to my old ways (gradual at first… and then treats and inactivity take over and I wonder what happened).  Making small choices (food and exercise) every day add up over the long-haul and, IMO, are what it takes to stay on track.

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@oracle:  +1  

I am in the fitness industry and I never tell someone how much weight they can lose.  I don’t know all of their medical history (sure they fill out a form but they can be “forgetting” things”, their stress levels, sleep patterns, how much they really do eat, and so on.   

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The best feeling you get from working out is being sore!

Take it as a very very good thing. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had a personnal trainer last year, against my Fiance (than boyfriend’s) wishes, even more so when he found out my trainer was a very attractive male only 4 years my senior (my Fiance is 15 years my senior) I was a size 3 at the time, which I know. Is skinny, but I got bored in my work outs and I was worried that I would just stop working out all together. 

So my trainer just basically taught me how to use the gym equipment correctly (dual pulley, etc) But it wasn’t on going with him. I saw him once a week (he would teach me for an hour, then I would do those excercies and then I would see him the following week to check my progress, learn new things and ask questions if I had anything to ask. I found this really helped rather than only going to the gym to pay a guy 130 bucks an hour to tell me what to do 5 times a week. 

After 3 months, I was down to a size 00, had abs, and I learned self motivation. 

I think that’s the most important thing, knowing you can do it on your own. 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ok. Peptalk time, Missus_LLC! And I am going to tell you about my fitness journey – because it started just like yours. . . I picked up a trainer January last year to finally drop the excess weight that i was carrying around (40 lbs). I was serious about wanting to commit to a lifestyle change and felt that the financial commitment of a trainer would keep me on track. 

I met with him once a week at first and over the course of the year picked up more and more sessions. I started changing my eating habits. Started hitting the gym more and more. Since then, my trainer and I have become really good friends and I have really taken to weight lifting – it had become one of my favorite things to do. I have never felt more confident or been in such great shape!! I look forward to my workouts and am constantly working to improve my lifts.

By June, I had meet my weightloss goals – three months ahead of schedule.

Since the wedding, I have continued to meet with my trainer and make excellent progress towards better health and fitness (and increasing my lifts). My lifestyle change even inspired my husband and through diet alone (no gym)  – he has lost over 100 lbs!!

Use this oportunity to really embrace a positive change in your life. If health and fitness are your goals use your time with your trainer to absorb everything you can! Lift heavy weights, don’t be afraid of them 🙂 You’ll get addicted – just make the commitment! 

YOU CAN DO IT!

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