(Closed) Personal Trainer… anyone use one?

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I had one and loved it! I just started working with a nutritionist again so hopefully this goes well!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

HappyORBride:  I don’t officially have personal experience, but my mum is one, so I kinda do πŸ˜› I think having a PT can be great if you actually use it. It “forces” you to work harder and pushes you to do those few extra minutes/pushups/whatever that you wouldn’t do if you weren’t held accountable by someone else. And it forces you to go to the gym even if you don’t really feel like it, because you have made an appointment. It also allows you to be more creative in your workouts because a PT will (probably) have a larger repertoir than you do yourself. 

So I think you’ll happy you did it πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

i had one and loved working with him. It was great to have someone motivating me and since i was paying for the time, i definitely didn’t want to waste it. I had to stop when he got promoted and his rates increased, but I miss having a trainer – I don’t use the weight machines at all anymore!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

HappyORBride:  I can relate to your case. I hired a trainer and noticed a difference in my body (despite going to the gym 3-4 times a week on my own).

The trainer’s value-add is that he can provide correct form and modifications that only an expert can. The motivation and encouragement make a difference too but I really appreciate someone correcting my poor form so I can get a better result.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

HappyORBride:  I’ve always wanted to use one! In the future I have full intention to hire one! (Maybe after we buy our house??)  Please tell us all about how it goes, I’d really love to hear about it! Good luck!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Marquee - Private Property

Yep! I train three times a week and I honestly think it’s worth every penny πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

A good trainer is worth their weight in gold, a bad one will just leave you sore and spinning your wheels. 

Finding a good trainer is kinda like dating and sometimes you have to see a few different ones before you make a good match. You are going to be spending time with this person when you’re at your most vulnerable, so you want them to be motivating rather than irritating.

That said, I had an irritating personal trainer and it led me to do well because I wanted to prove that I could do better than he thought I could.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

tolkenbee:  love it, for all of the reasons you mentioned! 

I couldn’t believe how slender & toned (for me..everyone is different) I ended up looking in my wedding pictures. I love my PT. I enjoy going to the gym & getting a great workout in & literally not having to think about it. They tell you the exercises, they count your reps…it’s awesome. I always feel so good after I’m done. A huge plus is that they’ll help you with your eating too. What & when you eat is so detrimental to your success in looking & feeling great. Eating healthy & eating to lose fat/gain muscle are 2 completely different styles of eating…when you would think they are pretty much the same. Anyways, obviously I highly recommend it. I personally love it. Yes, it’s a ‘luxury’ (not super cheap) but what great things in life don’t require some sort of sacrifice….right? 

OK I’m going to entice you even more really quick! – my wedding dress fit me absolutely perfectly when I ordered it. I truly didn’t need a single alteration. . .it was pretty crazy because normally I can’t find a single item of clothing to fit me perfectly….not even socks, my goodness! So, I had my 1 try on/alterations appointment a week before my wedding. They had to take in the waist 4 inches!!! 2 inches on each side. I had a ball gown so nothing else would have needed alterations…but I was excited…intrigued. I lost 4 inches total on my waist & I had a good, stress less & mindless, time doing it. I was happy with my results which definitely made me even more ecstatic about my wedding pictures…and I felt more confident on my honeymoon too! I had to wear a bikini a day after. I’m most likely going to buy some more sessions for during my pregnancy to be as healthy as I can be & also having someone watch my posture with the exercises.. and more importantly, give me appropriate workouts for a pregnant woman. I have no clue what’s safe or not..and I’ve been an athlete all my life & actually used to run a gym..and I still don’t know. 

Your mental & physical health is worth it. Are you going to workout by yourself on the days that you don’t train with your PT?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MeandMyLouboutins:  that’s a good question. Right now my best guess would be around 8-10 weeks. I’m pretty sure I had 10-12 sessions. I worked out with him once a week & maybe twice a week for 2 weeks. It’s the eating that does the most though. It accounts for approx 70% of your results. The other most beneficial portion to using a trainer is the weight lifting. Weights are what trims the inches off of you. A lot of people fall into cardio ruts & not much ever really happens. Weights hell create lean muscle & the more lean muscle you have, the more fat your body burns while at rest. Doing too much cardio, or doing cardio too fast, burns away your own muscle tissue. It doesn’t take much cardio to be healthy. Talking about working out is making me want to go to the gym haha and I can’t πŸ™

Post # 15
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Busy bee

SpecialSundae: So agree that each trainer has a unique style and expertise,  some will be a match for you and some just wont be your cup of tea. I have exercise ADD, I like to switch things up and have had many, many personal trainers each with specialized knowledge – running coach, pregnancy trainer, ultimate fighter, high intensity, weight trainer, the list goes on and on.  I sign on for about 6 months then depending on how interested I am we continue or not.  I have worked out with them one on one only. Some have been more versatile than others and were able to mix things up so I didnt get bored but others were not so good at it.  Personally I think it is worth the money but only if you workout on your own IN ADDITION to working out with your trainer. Your probably not going to get the results you want if your only working out a few times a week no matter who your trainer is.  That took me a while to learn.  Now as I look back on my various trainers, I realize that I learned fifferent things from each one and overall am very happy about the experiences and absolutely will contine with prrsonal training.  I hope that helps you, awesome that you are working out! Best wishes!

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