Have you guys ever (or still do) work with a trainer? If so, what was your experience??
I have worked with trainers in the past..it helps if you are bad with sticking to a good routine...
I had a wonderful trainer, who really pushed me. I tend to get lazy when I work out, and he was the extra push I really needed. I noticed results much more faster than when I had worked out alone.
Unfortunately, he was in the building where I worked (we have a small gym in the basement of our building). He ended up getting a promotion at another location so I had to end my sessions. I am hoping we get a new trainer soon since I am on my own again.
Trainers are great. They're good so you don't have to think about what you have to work on and your workout never plateaus. If I could afford it, i would have a trainer 4 times a week.
I worked w/ 3 trainers and had good experiences w/ all of them. My fav. was this lady named Bara... she was 45+, 2 kids, and had an 8 pack (talk about inspiration). She taught me how to eat... which may sound ridiculous but is very critical when working out. I don't have a trainer now because my BF is a trainer. It's hard because we work out at different gyms so he doesn't really work me out, except when he gets home.. he gives me a total AB workout which helps because I hate doing ABS at the gym.
Do you guys get trainers that come to or the ones that you meet at the gym?
At most gyms they usually set u up w/ a trainer. My fav trainer, was my spin teacher and she came up to me. I usually like to pick my trainers.. .find out what they have to offer me? What are their certifications? NASM? Do they usually go w/ the gym culture in terms of training? Do they know about nutrition? and plus I look at their bodies... if they're not fit, how can they get me fit????
Trainers are great to get you started and teach you proper technique and they work your @$$ off! I loved working out with a trainer, but hated paying for it!
I have problems sticking to a routine, so I was going to see my first trainer at a gym!
I watch the trainers train their clients so I know what to do and not have to pay them!
Thats my trick!!!
I did actually have a trainer a few years ago and it was a good experience. I learned several new workouts and target exercises which I still use today. My trainer was very reserved and I needed someone that would PUSH me. After my classes were up with him, I started doing what Coldplaylover does
I've actually had a bad experience with a trainer. He was assigned to me from 24 hr fitness. I've only had one "official" session with him but we REALLY didn't get along- to the point that he asked someone else to take me. I don't really mind, since my new trainer is very cute (lol) but.. I think that those big chain fitness centers (24 hr, ballys, etc) really focus on making money more than helping out their clients. I was appalled at the lack of professionalism from my ex-trainer. (And I'm REALLY easy to please. I don't like conflict.)
If you want a trainer, I would recommend that you go somewhere where you can pick one out yourself. Don't have someone assign one to you. It just doesn't work sometimes. However, I do recommend getting one- even though we had a bad time together, my trainer pushed me to do things that I would never have considered doing. I've been really sedentary for the past couple years and his session really sparked my fitness addiction. I think having a trainer can be great for people who are lost at the gym- like I was.
i worked with a trainer before, cost me lost of money. well. had the trainer til i ran out of me:shame: . i learned quite a bit. still aplly what i learned. now i meet with one once a month or maybe two, just to change my routine around. especially when i am stuck on a plateau like i am now....again.....
i know WOW (work out world) in NJ as part of their membership offer a free trainer session for one hour every month. i wonder if other gyms do it too.