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personal training worth it???


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I am wondering and wanting some honest answers and opinions as to why and if personal training is worth the money and what they all cover? I know absolutely nothing about personal training but I am going to start hitting a plateau soon in my weight loss!! I am 5'8" female and I weight 200. I have already lost 35 but still wanting to lose another 40ish pounds!
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Hi Mandijean,

I have not got gotten a personal trainer yet but I think the fact of rather they are worth it or not depends on the trainer. I would look into and meet with ones in your ideas and take notes before hiring anybody. I do think the right personal trainer can really help. I plan on hiring one soon but thankfully my husband is in the military and I can get one on base for $40 a month. The other I looked into were $140 - $200 a month. Good luck!

Hello! I have a personal trainer for 3 months now.it all depends on you.i only decided to have one coz i need someone to motivate me and make sure that im pushing myself to the limit.if u will have him/her once a week he/she can give u a program that u can do for the rest of the week and make sure that you're eating the right food.some people are not keen having a personal trainer coz its very expensive and they think its not worth it.

Try it if u enjoy doing things with a trainer it will be worth every penny.goodluck

My husband is a trainer. I am happy he is, they are expensive. But, I am glad I have one because he shows me the right way to hold weights, bend, etc.. If not im sure i wouldve had an injury by now. If you get one just for a few weeks to show you how to do things correctly and then do it one your own, i think it is really worth it. You are worth it. Just remeber every month change up your routine so your muscles do not get used to exercises. So  plan once a month see a trainer for one week and then off you go. Good luck. 

Original Post by barbaraortueta:

My husband is a trainer. I am happy he is, they are expensive. But, I am glad I have one because he shows me the right way to hold weights, bend, etc.. If not im sure i wouldve had an injury by now. If you get one just for a few weeks to show you how to do things correctly and then do it one your own, i think it is really worth it. You are worth it. Just remeber every month change up your routine so your muscles do not get used to exercises. So  plan once a month see a trainer for one week and then off you go. Good luck. 

^^ This is the reason I hired a trainer. Not only do I feel comfortable walking in to the free weight area in a gym now, but I know I am using the correct form to avoid injury.

Hiring a personal trainer is going to be my reward for going to the gym 5x a week for a month. I have not started free weights yet bc I want them to show me how to do it right. I made it to the gym all 5 times last week and am doing good so far this week. i am hoping to just meet with them once a week or every other week to kind of check in, see how i am doing and learn new stuff.
Every trainer I've ever had has pushed me harder than I would push myself and gotten me to do things I wouldn't on my own. I'm looking to get one again 1x a week to start now that I regularly go to the gym 2x a week on my own. I hate weight training so that is what I'm getting a trainer for.

I thinks some of it depends on whether you have more time or more money.  If you have a lot of time, you can go along on your own, but you will almost certainly make faster progress with a trainer. 

I use a trainer because I had some limitations.  Artifical knee, very low blood pressure, an abdominal hernia (since fixed), high BMI (47+) and very out of shape.  I am in my late 50's.  At my gym, the various trainers have different specialities and I went with somone with experience with heavy people.  Some trainers might specialize in increasing athelic performance or working with older people.  I also wanted to work with a female trainer.

My trainer says that the older one is, the more useful a trainer can be because of physical limitations.  Many of my exercises were modified because of my dizziness and lack of knee flexibility.  Plus after I had the hernia repaired I had to start working on that area since I had had the hernia for more than a decade.

I did not use my trainer for advice on eating, although some people do.  For that, I went to a registered dietician.

I started with a trainer thru a special program at the gym which was three times a week for six weeks.  How i work with my trainer now is to see her for a couple of sessions every two months.  We go what I have been doing and she picks out two new workouts for me to do for the next two months.  Then I meet with her again and she switches up the workouts.

Anyway, I am no longer out of shape and my BMI is under 25.

I taught myself weight lifting from the New Rules of LIfting for Women program.  I did hire a PT a couple weeks ago just for 3 short sessions because I got injured in April ( at work) and developed a fear of lifting again.  He assured me my form was still good and helped me over the mental block I had on lifting

If they are worth it or not depends on the trainer.  I see some trainers I wouldn't hire to train my dog to pee outside.  I have seen good ones as well.  Watch how they interact with the clients - are the clients bored or are they looking challenged. 

Also depends on your goals and trainer's philosophy. 

I think the best thing you can do is interview the trainer and find out what they like their clients like you do.  If it's a ton of cardio and low weight mult rep stuff- tell them thanks but no thanks.

Women's place is in the free weights. 

 

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