- 06-27-2007, 07:54 PM
Recently I have beaten my "must try new supplements addiction".
I now have a few dollars extra to use per month now...
Anyways I have been thinking about getting a personal trainer at my gym. They are all BB'ing pros so they know what they are doing. I spoke to one today and he couldn't give me much info as he was with a client (who was away for a bit). 150$ for his program and for sessions he would have to find out more about me 1st. Before I go further I'm curious on what the general/standard fee per session/month etc usually costs . I know every trainers is different but I'm curious to see what other people pay. I don't want to walk into a meeting only to find out the price is way above my means.
Of course I would look into hiring Bobo but I'm the type of person who needs someone there in person...
- 06-27-2007, 07:59 PM
i had a free training session at my new gym, and this chick made me so sore after the one hour session. It might be worth a try.
06-28-2007, 11:54 AM
06-28-2007, 11:58 AM
06-28-2007, 07:14 PM
06-28-2007, 09:57 PM
Check out their credentials, degrees, certifications. Asking for testamonials can be very helpful also.
06-29-2007, 12:36 AM
06-29-2007, 10:29 AM
You don't always have to hire them for multiple sessions. You could do just one, and have them write you a workout and nutrition plan and teach you how to go about everything. Then maybe meet with them once a month to check progress.
06-29-2007, 10:43 AM
I've found that trainers are good for someone who does not know anything about exercising and needs to learn the basics. The trainers at my gym do things out of the book and probably everything they learned in the classroom, but in my expierence after you know the basics different routines on the internet and talking to other people gets you further in your training than the run of the mill trainers at the gym.
06-29-2007, 10:46 AM
06-29-2007, 10:53 AM
I agree however, I have been at regular fitness gyms and most of the trainers there well I wouldn't bother with them. I could probably show them a few things...
06-29-2007, 01:37 PM
I would say go for it. It's a wise investment if the trainer is sound and has that kind of experience. Most trainers I know don't know anything more then the basics and that core training is important, lol. This is why I'm the top trainer at my club
I see a lot of wannabe meatheads at the gym. They come in think their huge when really their sitting huge with 25%bf. They always look like $hit with zero definition and want to call themselves bodybuilders, lol. THey also think trainers don't know anything. These are the guys who stay 25%, never change, and end up doing half the exercises wrong and tearing a rotator cuff or worse. Don't let pride or ego get in your way. These guys with the proper credentials are professionals give them thier due respect.
06-29-2007, 01:43 PM
06-29-2007, 01:50 PM
I would also like to chime in and say that size does not determine the trainer's abilities and talents. If it did, then I would be a really bad trainer...
M.Ed. Ex Phys
06-29-2007, 01:53 PM
I may take Crunch's idea and get a few sessions in. I just need a lil boost in my chest and arms. My back and legs have way surpassed them. I get compliments all the time on my squat and on the size of my back.
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