Question of the Day

Personal trainerHave you ever had a personal trainer? Was it worth it?

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11 Responses to Question of the Day

  1. Laura says:

    I had one that came with three free sessions when I joined a gym, once. It was a bust. He was a college kid who was more interested in looking good and chatting up the girls than working with an overweight “older woman” (I was 28 at the time).

    I would, however, consider working with another one, if our personalities meshed.

  2. Lucy says:

    I’ve never had a personal trainer, but think it would be worth it as long as she would be qualified (and not some college girl wanting to chat up boys). I say “she” because I think ‘d feel more comfortable with a person that has the same gender as me.

  3. Gary says:

    No, but it would be nice to have one. Of course that would require going to the gym though. Maybe I don’t want one then. 🙂

  4. pammy wammy says:

    No I havent.If I had one maybe it would push me into doing what I should.I do need someone to push me.I slack off easy.

  5. Joy says:

    No. I never have either. I guess you’d need to go to a gym to work out though in order to have one wouldn’t you??

    • Laura says:

      I’m sure there are ‘freelance’ trainers out there… ones who will come to your home and work with what you have… go for a walk/run/bike around town, lift gallon jugs of water or sand or whatever.

  6. SKL says:

    I haven’t. Well, when I was 22 I joined the gym at the university and they tested me and put together a “specialized program” for me. In those days I was so exceptionally strong and healthy, they didn’t really know what to do with me. They gave me some stuff to do but I get very bored with repetitive exercise without a change of scene – not to mention my aversion to the smell of others’ sweat. So needless to say that didn’t go very far. I should have quit a lot sooner than I did – I think I paid for like 2 years of gym membership and only went there about 3 times.

    Fast forward 20 years, and I could probably benefit from a personal trainer. Not because I don’t have any good ideas of my own, but because I’m not motivated to get up off my butt often enough. I still wouldn’t want to exercise in a gym, but if I had a program of backyard exercise / walking / hiking / etc. that I “had” to do every day, that would really be good for me. I think.

  7. Sue says:

    I have never had a personal trainer and at this point in my life I won’t be getting one. I do pretty well on my own, but if I ever get lazy I might consider it.

  8. nikki says:

    No but I used to be a member of a gym and the trainer there was SO inappropriate! WOW he got fired eventually! A good friend of mine and Jason’s is a personal trainer and he’s very professional. I don’t enjoy “working out” per say. I like doing things like hiking~biking~walking…that keeps me somewhat in shape. I do enjoy yoga and palates and really need to get back into the swing of things. I can’t do the same thing every day…I get too bored with it. It takes a lot to keep my attention.

  9. joz1234 says:

    I have only had a training session once with the gym I signed up with. It was GREAT! She got me on a program that I have been on for about 7 months. I am motivated enough to do it, but I wish I could afford to see a trainer once every couple of months to help me keep my workout fresh, check in on how I am doing, redefine my goals and keep me on track so that I maintain my routine and maybe make it better. You definitely have to keep it fresh.

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