Post # 1
I’m currently a member at LA Fitness and they’re having an amazing deal on personal training sessions — it’s like buy a month, get three months free. I’m seriously contemplating it since I’m at 8 months until the wedding and really struggling with weight and motivation to go to the gym. Has anyone done personal training before — at LA or anywhere, though if you’ve done it at LA I’d love to hear your thoughts — and did you think it was worth the time, $$, effort, etc?
Post # 3
I didn’t do it personally, but Future Brother-In-Law & Future Sister-In-Law did it for a few months before their wedding. It was wonderful motivation for them to get out there, and stick with the whole workout. I think if you’re looking for relatively quick, solid results, it’s a good idea.
Post # 4
I’ve had sessions (it was about 15 session total) with a personal trainer, and for me, they were well worth it. It wasn’t through LA fitness tho.
I had places on my body I wanted to specifically target, so it was very helpful to have someone who could tell me what to do to target those areas best. It was also good to have him there to keep me in line with my working out – no slacking allowed! 🙂
Post # 5
I did it for about a year before the wedding. It was so worth it. Honestly, it is hard to come up with a regemin on your own and this takes the stress out of it. All you have to do is show up twice a week. Then maybe do some cardio once or twice the rest of the week and you will tone up like crazy!
Post # 6
I did personal training through Anytime Fitness – it was a great way to stay motivated and to learn new exercises. My schedule was every other week (finances and I was pretty good about getting to the gym on my own on a regular basis). But yeah, if you get a trainer that you “click” with I think it’s a great investment.
Post # 7
My gym gives you one free hour with a personal trainer so I took advantage of it and asked him for advice on what to do to get the best results! Freeeeee 🙂
Post # 8
I had a personal trainer at a small local gym during wedding prepartion time. I think I did that for about 3-4 months. Then my trainer said he taught me everything I should know and it was up to me to keep it up.
It was super useful for me and helped me reach my goal for the wedding! My training sessions were twice a week, plus one day of the week I would need to go in and run for one hour.
Post # 9
I’ve done personal training (at gold’s gym), it was six weeks. I met with my personal trainer three times a week, and I’ve never been in better shape in my life. He really helped with motivation! It is a little pricey, but well worth it.
Post # 10
The personal attention & customized workouts make it totally worth it. If I had ANY extra money (we’re paying for the whole wedding ourselves, so sadly, not an option) I’d TOTALLY do it at my gym (Equinox). Plus, most of us who workout, even dedicated ones, tend to do more cardio than necessary & not enough strength/resistance training (or don’t push ourselves to use high enough weights)…a trainer will do that & make sure you don’t become the next Miss America BodyBuilder (no offense to any former/present Miss America BodyBuilders intended).
Post # 11
I would totally snatch it up if it’s a good deal! Personal training sessions can be alot of fun. I think im going to get a few leading up to the wedding day. I have always enjoyed them (except for one trainer that insisted we do lunges the whole hour! yeah i couldn’t make it down the stairs.)
Post # 12
I belong to LA Fitness. I’ve never done personal training there, besides the ‘get acquainted’ free one when you first sign up. I think it depends what you’re looking to get out of your workouts, if it’s worth the investment or not…I know it’s so expensive at ours!
The past few months I’ve started going to more of the group classes, and found that my motivation to get to the gym is WAY up. I usually do 2 of the “body works” classes (with weights) and 2 cardio classes (step, zumba, kickboxing). I like the group atmosphere, and it forces you to get to the gym at a certain time AND stay for an hour. I know I push myself harder than I would otherwise.
For me, adding those classes has made the biggest difference in my weight and overall fitness…and they’re ‘free’. A personal trainer might be even better, but the classes have worked well for me and my wallet 🙂
Post # 13
I personally love working with a trainer. For the past 2 months I have been working with a trainer at Bally and its really helped me to push myself and feel comfortable with different exercises and machines at the gym. Just make sure it is someone you are going to be comfortable with and explain exactly what your goals are during your first session!
Post # 14
It sounds like I should look into this! I only have 4 months till the wedding, should I look into start training sessions now? I feel like maybe I should start training on my own first a bit and then look into a trainer for the last home stretch. Is 4-6 weeks enough to see a difference?