HELP! - Outta Shape Guy in L.A.

  • TiGr

    Posts: 2

    Jun 24, 2008 10:39 PM GMT
    Hey guys,

    Anybody looking for a project? I can't afford a personal trainer at this time, but willing to do ANYTHING to get back in shape, and hopefully pack on some muscle as well.

    Looking for somebody to motivate and push me-- once I get back on the right track I'll be ready for the training wheels to come off, but definitely would love to be able to put a shirtless pic on this site by the end of the year!

    Cheers!
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    Jun 25, 2008 10:20 AM GMT
    TiGr saidHey guys,

    Anybody looking for a project? I can't afford a personal trainer at this time, but willing to do ANYTHING to get back in shape, and hopefully pack on some muscle as well.

    Looking for somebody to motivate and push me-- once I get back on the right track I'll be ready for the training wheels to come off, but definitely would love to be able to put a shirtless pic on this site by the end of the year!

    Cheers!


    Do you have any friends who are health conscious and hit the gym (or just workout outside) several times a week?

    If so, don't be shy about asking them to help you get back on track. Your friends can be your greastest supporters (if they are truly your friends).

    Or...you can look for local support groups (if you feel that would be just as effective) comprised of like-minded people who just need that extra boost from time to time.

    But let's say you don't have any friends that fit the above description:
    That puts you in a bit of a predicament that you are going to obviously have to overcome YOURSELF. And if you truly want to make changes then you will not need anyone to motivate and push you; you will start the process on your own.

    In terms of personal training: Most in LA are expensive. However, if you look hard enough you may find some newbies (i.e. just recently certified) who are looking to build a client base (usually work at local gyms). While most of them will not be as knowledgeable about various workouts they should be able to provide you with enough knowledge and expertise to get you started.

    You also do not have to rely on seeing a personal trainer every week; you can simply find one that is willing to meet with you 2x/month to help vary up your workout and check in on your progress (diet and fitness). I actually think this would be ideal b/c you not only prevent becoming totally reliant on the presence of a trainer to work out, but you also save $$$$ (you did mention that $$$ is a limiting factor).

    I hope I did not talk your ear off!

    Best of luck to you ! I wish you all the success!
  • auryn

    Posts: 2061

    Jun 25, 2008 4:38 PM GMT
    Since you mention in your profile that you're going to a gym, start with the 12 week workout courses. They're grueling, but they work. There are vids to go with all of the excersises so you can study the form before you go and do them. Start with the starter workout and move out from there.

    It'll take some some time for you to get where you want to be without a trainer, but you can do it.