My trainer just dumped me.

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    Apr 03, 2008 12:45 AM GMT
    OK, me and 25 other clients. He's headed out to Phoenix to start a fight-themed gym with his brother. Now I'm at a crossroads. I've seen more results working with him over the last nine months than I have from years of training on my own--makes me want to get another trainer.

    On the other hand, it's expensive, and I wonder if I should be better training on my own now after the work I've done with him.

    Is it true that behind every successful gym bunny is a trainer shouting "work it, bitch, eye candy doesn't just happen!"?
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    Apr 03, 2008 1:37 AM GMT
    In the past 9 months, you have learned enough from him to train on your own.

    I have been a gym success without ever hiring a trainer.
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    Apr 03, 2008 1:45 AM GMT
    Well I've been seeing my PT. twice a week since he was 25. His now 30. He is very good at what he knows, and does it himself. Once I get back from Hawaii. Going to see him 3 times a week.

    I pay $50 AUT. an hour.

    Lots more fish in the sea. I would find another. if they work you, and you are getting results. Then it's worth your green backs.

    but then I am also good at keeping appointments, and need this wee push to go. As I always have something to do, like working the land.
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    Apr 03, 2008 1:48 AM GMT
    thecureforeverything said
    Is it true that behind every successful gym bunny is a trainer shouting "work it, bitch, eye candy doesn't just happen!"?


    No.

    ;)
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    Apr 03, 2008 3:22 AM GMT
    An interviewer asked Carol Burnett if success had gone to her head, she replied "no, not at all, its like I was saying to the woman that brushes my teeth the other day..........."

    Which item on this list doesn't belong?

    French75
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    Tax Return - obviously

    (every queen needs Clorox - Tina, bring me the Axe)


    If you like having a personal trainer and you are getting results don't stop. Find another one. Mr. Fight Club (though he sounds butch and exciting) isn't the only trainer in Chicago.

    I see no reason to train on your own unless you want to.

    Ciao
    Terry


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    Apr 03, 2008 3:25 AM GMT
    If you haven't learned what you need to know in 9 months?????
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    Apr 03, 2008 6:15 AM GMT
    Luckydog76 saidIf you haven't learned what you need to know in 9 months?????


    Exactly what the doctor said to my mother. Look how I turned out. Let it be a warning.
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    Apr 03, 2008 12:09 PM GMT

    Hell no, I got the gay community, in spirit only, to say "Work it, bitch, no pecs, no sex."
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    Apr 03, 2008 1:13 PM GMT
    My gym membership more than tripled when I moved to NYC, so I couldn't afford a trainer here. I worked with one for a couple of years in Omaha. I found that what was more important to me was being accountable to someone. It got me off of my ass and into the gym many times, even when I was wiped out. I always left energized. I found that having a workout partner provides the same level of accountability and I am now working out more frequently and more intensely. I wrote down all of the workouts my trainer gave me and still use them. My workout partner said yesterday that he had never worked out this hard and that he realized he hadn't been doing very much at the gym before.

    So - try getting a workout partner who will encourage you. Make sure you find someone who is upbeat, energetic, emotionally stable, and committed to working out. Nothing can drag you down more quickly than a workout partner with issues.

    On a side note, I also became friends with my trainer and he was very supportive during my breakup. He even said, "Do I need to come over there with a baseball bat and get him out of the house?" Just the picture of this HUGE guy chasing my screaming ex around the house with a baseball bat got me through many a tough day.

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    Apr 03, 2008 1:21 PM GMT
    Workout partners are to personal trainers as boyfriends are to prostitutes.

    I do not want to have to cater to some Mary who has his knickers in a twist because of this or that that happened at work today and so we cannot work out.

    With the trainer / whore I pay and he show up, does his job, and goes home. No muss no fuss. F--k with me and your fired. Or to quote Madonna "do you even realize how fired you are?".

    I have a trainer. He is sort of a sadist (and that is a good thing). Then he goes home.

    Just say no to training partners - Nancy Reagan
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    Apr 03, 2008 1:46 PM GMT
    ursamajor saidWorkout partners are to personal trainers as boyfriends are to prostitutes.

    I do not want to have to cater to some Mary who has his knickers in a twist because of this or that that happened at work today and so we cannot work out.

    Just say no to training partners - Nancy Reagan


    LOL - that's why I said what I did about finding someone stable and energetic. I actually work out with my roommate in the mornings and both of us have to be at work so we don't mess around or spend a lot of time chit-chatting. I've had other workout partners and it was disastrous. But, if you find the right one, it can really motivate you.

    I should have also mentioned to make sure you don't get someone hyper-competitive who will go into a spiral of shame if you lift more than he does.
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    Apr 03, 2008 2:57 PM GMT
    I say take what you have learned fro your trainer and apply it to yourself. But, do not discount that there ay be another trainer out there who can offer you something different. Like any relationship, you need to get over him and move on. In this case it will also mean your body moving on. Don't look for a replacement unless you need a traner as a crutch. If you need someone, try a trainer with a different approach; one that can mix things up.
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    Apr 03, 2008 3:08 PM GMT
    i'm in this exact same situation myself...i'm going to give p90x a shot and apply everything i know from my nasm certification + all the skills she taught me over the course of 3 months + ideas from fit tv and fitness mags... i'll be fine, but i work harder when someone's standing there calling me out
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    Apr 03, 2008 4:08 PM GMT
    thecureforeverything saidOn the other hand, it's expensive

    Erm, wasn't it already expensive with the trainer you had?


    GuiltyGear"Work it, bitch, no pecs, no sex."

    Is that a Will & Grace pick up line? Good one! Hahaha! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
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    Apr 04, 2008 1:00 AM GMT
    You should try training on your own, but what's going to help you out is developing a specific goal you want to achieve, do your research and formulate a workable plan to stick with.

    You definitely have the knowledge in your head from working with your trainer for nine months and that can be a stepping stone for you and indicate what direction to go. Plus, you can always ask any of us here on the site for advice.
  • MattyC0709

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    Apr 04, 2008 1:40 AM GMT
    I agree with ChicGymGeek, you must have great knowledge of training now, plus you can research for workouts, plus you always have loads of guys who are always happy to help here on RJ (like we're doing now!)

    If you dunno what workout you should take, then you must definately have a look at the workouts here on RJ. They seem very well organized with good directions and stuff. Then if you need someone to help you with your form, I guess you can hire a trainer for just one or two sessions.

    I'm about to start going to the gym for the first time, and I'm just equipped with RJ help, so I'm sure you'll do great having already been with a trainer. icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
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    May 12, 2008 10:15 PM GMT
    I think that if you need a trainer to motivate you... get a new trainer. If you are the type of person thats self motivated, you don't need to see a trainer every week, twice a week... etc. I go see my trainer about once every two monthes. I get ideas for new exercises, check my form, talk about diet, discuss what's been working and what hasn't been working. It keeps it fresh for me and I get good feedback and good results with out having to spend a lot of money. Yes, it would be nice to have her there pushing me everyday, but a good work-out buddy can do that too.

    Good Luck!
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    May 12, 2008 10:19 PM GMT
    Well if the expense is an issue as you seem pretty switched on now with what you are doing why not hire a trainer once every month?

    Some trainers dont like this others just look at it as money in the bank. I only meet with my trainer once a month now (to train anyway as he is my mate) but he sets me targets of strength, weight lifted, or muscle gains. he knows I have the skills and the dedication to succeed and he also makes sure that when we have that session I am lifting with good form rather than ego. One or two times he has given me a bollocking and switched my weights back down on a few things!

    I find it works well tho as when you workout on your own you do start to slacken off after a while and not really take yourself to true failure or exhaustion.
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    May 12, 2008 10:56 PM GMT
    What's it worth to you to be in the best shape of your life?

    If it works, its worth it.



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    May 23, 2008 12:10 AM GMT
    I work with my trainer a few times a month she puts me on a schedule and works with me a few days then I go on my own for a month until we change the schedule
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    May 23, 2008 3:03 AM GMT
    GuiltyGear said
    Hell no, I got the gay community, in spirit only, to say "Work it, bitch, no pecs, no sex."


    So true, So true.

    Why can't you train on your own?