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getting a trainer...

slamb1020 member since Sep '10

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What are the pros and cons of hiring a personal trainer?

Is there an average cost for the sessions?

hOW many times a week will be sufficient?

just some questions! Cool

posted : 3/28/2011 at 9:14 AM

TFDugan member since Feb'11

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Good questions.. I look forward to seeing the answers `cause I've always had the same questions

posted : 3/28/2011 at 9:34 AM

Courtney Murzyn member since Sep'09

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I am a trainer, I will explain a little about what i offer to my clients. When we first meet, i sit down and discuss the reason they are here, what their goals are, we also set goals up. We also do a full body assessement that includes: weight, body measurements, muscular strength in upper and lower body, core strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. Then based off the results from the assessment and the individuals goals is when i give my suggestion on how many sessions they will need with me to acheive their goals. The cost can vary from gym to gym, depending on your area and where you live too. Around our community, trainers usually cost $25-$60 an hour, which you can see if a wide range. I would ask your gym if they are running any specials. I usually have my clients when first starting with me, come 2-3 times a week, but it depends on the person and also their budget. Even if the individual doesn't have a huge budget, i always even suggest a few session because even just a few times can get that person started out on the right track. Having a trainer help design a program specifically for you can really help you improve your fitness to a new level. I hope this information helps you a little.

posted : 3/28/2011 at 10:05 AM

slamb1020 member since Sep'10

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I am going to anytime today after work to work out but i am going to pop in and inquire about some PT sessions as well! i really need to work on strengthing my core and toning my stomach after having my daughter it took some hits.. lol is that something that can specifically target if thats a goal of mine?

posted : 3/29/2011 at 8:45 AM

Courtney Murzyn member since Sep'09

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Sorry, Their is no thing as spot reduction but working hard doing cardio, weight training and eating a healthy diet will help a lot. Doing some great ab exercises will help but it has to be combined with the others i listed to get the best results.

posted : 3/29/2011 at 9:21 AM

Michelle A member since Mar'11

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At My Anytime it is 130.00 for 4 hours. The hours are done 1 hour a week. If you need to be pushed to your limit the trainer is the way to go. Plus they really show you how to work the lifts without hurting yourself.

posted : 3/29/2011 at 9:46 AM

slamb1020 member since Sep'10

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but you can break that down into 30 min sessions like twice a week ?

posted : 3/29/2011 at 9:50 AM

member since Oct'09


Hey Slamb,

Did you make it in to see the trainer at your club?

posted : 3/30/2011 at 11:07 AM

slamb1020 member since Sep'10

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i made it to the gym for my workout!!! but the office was busy and seeing as i didnt have an appointment i didnt mention anything

posted : 3/30/2011 at 11:15 AM

member since Oct'09


That's too bad. Maybe call ahead next time before you hit the gym and see if one of the trainers has some time to meet with you when you go in. Best of luck1Happy

posted : 3/30/2011 at 12:32 PM

melissar1974 member since Jan'11

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I have been working out with a trainer for a few weeks now. It's been a huge help...learing how to eat better than I was and gaining some strength too! I haven't seen results in my weightloss yet but i think it takes some time and I think i still have to figure out the whole nutrition thing! I work with my trainer twice a week for 1/2 hour each session. Depending on how I feel after I then do cardio for 20 mins or so. I think it depends on the trainer and how much it costs. Mine is a total of I think $480 for 4 months. It avereaged out to around $15/session..not bad at all!! If it weren't for having a trainer I don't think I would do as much strength training. I would have been afraid of using the machines/weights (not using them properly and hurting myself). I also push myself more as there is that motivation factor and accountability.

posted : 3/30/2011 at 12:40 PM

Wolfgirl17 member since Oct'10

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Definitely try a trainer. But I have to warn you that it is addicting. I’ve been working with my trainer for about 15 months. I train for 30 minutes twice a week and 60 minutes once a week. (we do cardio during the 60 minute session). He charges $30 for 30 minutes and $45 for 60 minutes. It has been awesome. Steve is very tough and at first, I used to dread going. When I started, I couldn’t walk at 3.5 on the treadmill for 30 minutes and I couldn’t do one pushup. In 15 months, I’ve lost 30 pounds. In my last workout, I ran 5 miles and I can do 45 guy pushups! I feel terrific and now I can’t wait for my sessions.

posted : 3/30/2011 at 6:21 PM

dusty19800 member since Apr'11

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I just join the club and now I just hired a trainer to help me, I see him 3 days a week

for a newbie let me tell you I think I should done this long time ago.

not what u call real real real cheap but'' it's a good price for the job they do .

posted : 5/11/2011 at 8:56 AM

gphx member since May'11

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I like to say it's cheaper to pay the grocer than the doctor. The gym and the trainer should probably be added to that. Happy

posted : 5/14/2011 at 4:41 AM

rgellings member since May'11

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I love my trainer, she pushes me way past what I ever thought i could do. I'm a beginner, and what I noticed on my last session is that I felt nauseated, as tho I could throw up. Is this a normal experience?

posted : 5/14/2011 at 11:28 PM

dusty19800 member since Apr'11

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I got a trainer and I see him 3 days a week and the monthly cost is 348.00 a month that only 29.00 each block.

3 day a week for 4 week only 348.00 what a deal

posted : 6/11/2011 at 11:35 PM

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