Which are the best US cities for personal training..

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    Dec 10, 2012 1:44 AM GMT
    And why.... icon_biggrin.gif
  • SF2PS

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    Dec 10, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
    San Francisco and Diakadi Fitness.

    If you want to train seriously, doing it a gym which *only* does personal training is the way to go.
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    Dec 10, 2012 4:45 AM GMT
    SF2PS saidSan Francisco and Diakadi Fitness.

    If you want to train seriously, doing it a gym which *only* does personal training is the way to go.


    I think any large city is going to have a good variety of trainers, and probably some excellent ones. I'm also in San Francisco, and there are some great trainers, both in the boutique personal training gyms and the big chains. I'm at Fitness SF (formerly Gold's), which is big and corporate and I have an awesome trainer, so I disagree that you need to go specialized to find a good one. Just make sure you do your homework. Read their bios carefully and, if possible, watch them train someone. I'm also a firm believer that a trainer should practice what he or she preaches; I wanted to gain size, so I picked a guy that looked like he knew how to do it.
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    Dec 10, 2012 5:07 AM GMT
    SF79 said
    SF2PS saidSan Francisco and Diakadi Fitness.

    If you want to train seriously, doing it a gym which *only* does personal training is the way to go.


    I think any large city is going to have a good variety of trainers, and probably some excellent ones. I'm also in San Francisco, and there are some great trainers, both in the boutique personal training gyms and the big chains. I'm at Fitness SF (formerly Gold's), which is big and corporate and I have an awesome trainer, so I disagree that you need to go specialized to find a good one. Just make sure you do your homework. Read their bios carefully and, if possible, watch them train someone. I'm also a firm believer that a trainer should practice what he or she preaches; I wanted to gain size, so I picked a guy that looked like he knew how to do it.


    SF79 - First and foremost, whatever you are doing clearly is working icon_smile.gif

    I've trained at what was then Gold's (now is Fitness SF) - I had a decent trainer, but 1) Competing with other guys on the floor for space was distracting and at times a real nuisance. 2) The trainer only got 1/4 of what I was paying, so there was a lot less loyalty to the client and 3) Not every trainer there was good.

    You are right that it comes down to the individual trainer, but I honestly believe that a complete newbie walking into Diakadi and saying "help me get fit" is more likely to get what they need than at Fitness SF.

    Having said that, I gave both gyms 5 star reviews on Yelp - they are both great places to work out.

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    Dec 10, 2012 6:34 AM GMT
    Washington DC area.

    1. It is the fittest city in the US and also very financially fit.. Those who are fit will pay to stay fit.. Those who are not will pay to get fit.. and those who don't want a trainer will still pay to workout with you many times. Ca-Ching

    2. Govt/Companies have built in funds to hire trainers to train their employees to help cut down on health costs. Ca-Ching.

    3. You can easily move between/find gyms/clients in three of the richest places in the country (Maryland, DC, and Virginia.) without having to change where you live. Ca-Ching