Post # 1
Does anyone use a personal trainer? Wondering how often you train with him/her? How much do you pay per session?
I’m looking at hiring one and want to know if you think it’s worth the money and another your experiences good or bad
Post # 2
jannigirl : I think they are super useful if you don’t have a sports background. A good tip for working with one, is to make sure they explain why you are doing each excerise or movement. They way, you can start to learn how to do it on your own.
Post # 4
I have one! I used her before I moved and she does skype sessions with me now. I do 1-2x a week depending on schedule. 30 min is $15. SUPER affordable and I get results.
I highly recommend! She motivates me and holds me accountable for the rest of the week, too.
Post # 5
jannigirl : I am a personal trainer, if you have any questions feel free. You should generally expect to pay 50.to 80 per session, and you will always have better results due to accountability, support, and most importantly, the professional knowledge of your trainer.
If, you have a good relationship , that is! You need to find a tough but loving, encouraging trainer you click with.
I will say, don’t sign a year contract. Do a monthly.
Post # 6
I’ve had 2 personal trainers over the last 4 years. The first I had 3x a week and she was amazing. The 2nd was useless so I got rid of her.
I do my own workout. I’ve got the Kayla Itsines Sweat app and it’s amazing.
Post # 7
bctoquebec : wondering how often you think a person will need a trainer? At that price, it’s gonna get expensive pretty quickly.
Post # 8
I don’t actually have much experience working one-on-one with a trainer regularly but do see how it could be super effective – accountability, motivation and knowledge could go a long way! But I think the most important thing is to find the right trainer for you. For starters, I think (though I’ve never verified this) that there may not be a universal process or requirements to be become a personal trainer – so essentially not all trainers have received the same tranining and may have vastly different knowledge levels. At least it seems that way to me. Also, I think it’s important to figure out if you mesh well with the trainer – I know that I respond really well to certain types of motivation and others not so much – that makes a huge difference to me cause sometimes the little things they say just make me pissy rather than motivated. I think I’d definitely meet a trainer several times before actually committing to a package or membership type thing – and even then not sign a prolonged agreement.
My my real reason for responding to this thread is to ask if you’ve considered group fitness classes? They aren’t for everyone, but I really enjoy them. I feel like I get some of the personalized attention from a trainer, they provide motivation to work hard during the workout and there’s accountability for showing up at the class. With group classes I get to go to a variety of different workouts and work with a variety of trainers. I’ve learned a lot from them – and honestly could probably build my own workout plan well enough but I like the social aspect and push that I get from actually going to the class. From the research I’ve done, it seems that group classes are often cheaper than a personal trainer, unless you are just looking for a trainer to work with a couple of times to teach you some basics.
Post # 9
jannigirl : it really depends on your lifestyle and goals and the type or program. Some people can go 1x week trainer and rest on their own. But especially at first, it’s important to have several per week. There are ways to reduce cost such as group or partner training. But ultimately, it’s an investment in your health.
Post # 10
rubberducky : just an FYI a group fitness class isn’t the same as a trainer. They aren’t certified to actually correct, adjust, give advice n guidance etc. They do not have the foundational physical education expertise is why. Many people develop bad repetitive injuries from classes because they are using poor form… all the time.
Post # 11
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There’s trainers who will write you a program and do a few sessions to teach you the correct form and run through the program to ensure its on your limitations and work around any injuries you have, and then do a session every 4 weeks to track your progress and review your program and form.
Some people need/want a PT multiple times a week for motivation and accountability- but yes this can be expensive if you dont have alot of funds or are saving for something else.
Post # 12
I’m having my first session on Tuesday. I really don’t have money for weekly meetings nor do I really want to. so our plan is to meet up and do a fitness test. Then he will design me a programme based on my goals and current fitness level. Then I’ll do the programme for 8 weeks and then change programme/re-evaluate. In the mean time we will have a phone calls and meetings if necessary. This first meet up is free and then we decide if we continue and discuss prices.
When checking prices, here there were monthly payments. So basically $100/month meeting every 2 weeks. $200/month every week etc. Then there were different packages depending on what you wanted regarding nutrition and excercise. Most seems do offer free consult so I’d take advantage of those offers.
Post # 13
I had a personal trainer a couple years ago. I had to go through 3 before I found a decent one. Having a personal trainer can be great but they aren’t all good at their job. There are a lot of duds out there.
Post # 14
I trained with a personal trainer for just over 6 months once a week at $75 aus. I felt I needed the 1:1 because I had had a shoulder injury that I kept reinjuring, and it gave me a bad neck. I was really struggling with my physiotherapy exercises and also with not being able to do my normal working out and it really helped me. We focused on shoulder strengthening, core and weights for all over. I loved it because it gave me more confidence in going into the heavy weights section and knowing what to do, and I remember the workouts now and do them by myself.
Now I do small group reformer pilates (3 people to a class) which is must more cost effective and I swear by it could be another option?
The other thing is the personal trainer I trained with allowed people to bring a friend and split the cost which could be an option?