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    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...

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    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.
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    hey riv! i'll train you.. well, better train myself first.
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    I believe the trainers at our gym are around $20 a session.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crader View Post
    I believe the trainers at our gym are around $20 a session.
    I hope thats the case here. If its more like 60$ or so then It gets expensive. If its in the $60+ range I will may see if I could just be helped with the parts I find lagging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crader View Post
    I believe the trainers at our gym are around $20 a session.
    Careful there, sometimes it's a case of "you get what you pay for". If $20 is the most one trainer can charge, yet another gets $100+, there might be a reason for that.

    Check out their credentials, degrees, certifications. Asking for testamonials can be very helpful also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUNCH View Post
    Careful there, sometimes it's a case of "you get what you pay for". If $20 is the most one trainer can charge, yet another gets $100+, there might be a reason for that.

    Check out their credentials, degrees, certifications. Asking for testamonials can be very helpful also.
    Been looking online and it seems like the going rate is 60-100$ per session which is just too much for me to be spending at the moment. I wonder what the going rate is for a "spotter"
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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUNCH View Post
    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.
    That's a good idea....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReaperX View Post
    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.
    These aren't run of the mill trainers. One of them has won multiple shows and has 22'' arms . The other guys are a lil smaller with 19-20'' and have all won shows. Even the woman trainer has gotten 1st place in local shows and has probably the same muscle mass as me or more (without the fat). I'm lucky to train at a gym where lot of of professional BB'er work out at. You get to see people with their Pro card train and its also how I figure out what to do in my routine. One guy there has been on quite a few magazine covers too Hmmm at my last gym people would ask me if I was a trainer and at the one Ive been at for a few years Ive heard the comment "you must be a hard gainer" haha even tho I had gained around 8lbs of muscle that year. This place could give you "bigorexia"!!

    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...
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jminis View Post
    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.
    Take some time and watch the trainers work. If you see one with a style and abilaty you like, get after it.
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    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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by motiv8er View Post
    Take some time and watch the trainers work. If you see one with a style and abilaty you like, get after it.
    Thats what I did. The one guy I have talked to seems to have "fun" with his clients. I know one of them Is way too serious and I would end up hating training.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    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...
    Agreed, Just saying that they weren't the typical lazy looking trainers you see in some gyms. But I have seen the progress of their clients and its not bad...


    Quote Originally Posted by jminis View Post
    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.
    At my gym Im surrounded by people who are pretty damn big and lean. I'm happy I don't have a gym ego. I'm the one doing light inclines but with full rom


    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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