Would you think this strange if you saw someone doing it ?

  • Puppy80

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    Mar 10, 2013 3:22 AM GMT
    So I made a promis to my trainer while he was going to be gone this past week that I would make it to the gym at least 3 times. But in order to prove I actually went and didn't just say I did, we agreed that I should take picture proof. I said I should just take a picture of myself at the gym, but he said it would be to easy to then just leave right away. I think he knows me to well. icon_redface.gif So he said I had to take a picture of my time on the machine and so I did. I think it is kind of a good idea. Like a visual diary of your cardio workout.

    So my question is, if you saw the person next to you snap a pick of their workout summary from the machine, would you think them strange or think hey, thats not such a bad idea for keeping track ?
  • MidwesternKid

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    Mar 10, 2013 3:27 AM GMT
    Not at all. Documenting whether to prove to your trainer you were working out, or to track progress is a great way to motivate yourself.
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    Mar 10, 2013 4:16 AM GMT
    its your workout....document it the way it works for you......if you are not smapping pics of others in the gym....fuck them!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 10, 2013 4:22 AM GMT
    I would be more concerned about the codependent relationship developing between you and your trainer. Sounds like he's playing the role of the guy begging you to workout and your standing there whining about not wanting to exercise. If you don't give a shit about your progress, why are you even there? icon_neutral.gif
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    Mar 10, 2013 4:54 AM GMT
    I wouldn't care if I saw someone taking a picture...but yeah, you should motivate yourself. Not have to do shit like that....your results should be proof enough!!!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 10, 2013 1:52 PM GMT
    If you don't go, the only person you are letting down is you...not your trainer.
  • hawkeye7

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    Mar 10, 2013 1:56 PM GMT
    I have a friend who does it constantly and posts it on face book.
    No it's not weird, but it can look a little egotistic but then again I have a huge ego so I don't care. Just don't put it on facebook 6 times a week.
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    Mar 10, 2013 3:31 PM GMT
    Alot of place here in UK have these in gym.
    pt can log in to see what you done all week
    and see if you are working hard enough and
    what zones you ae working in.

    http://www.myzonemoves.com/index.php
  • rnch

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    Mar 10, 2013 3:34 PM GMT
    I'd dump his controlling azz and find another trainer.



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  • Fritter

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    Mar 10, 2013 3:41 PM GMT
    I have not seen anyone take a pic in my gym, however I have seen pics on bodyspace profiles that were taken at my gym. I wouldn't mind if I saw someone taking pics at the gym.
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    Mar 10, 2013 3:44 PM GMT
    somehow I doubt I'd notice
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    Mar 10, 2013 3:49 PM GMT
    You are doing this for yourself so don't care much about what anyone else will think. People will always think what they want to.
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    Mar 10, 2013 4:00 PM GMT
    Do what you need to do to get where you need to get..!

    .. Don't get me wrong.. I care what people think..but to an extent.

    Dude..iv'e seen people snap photos of stranger things..

    Your trainer is lucky you are well behaved..

    I'd be sending him a pic of my sphincter next to a Shake Weight and a jar of
    Mayo. !! icon_eek.gif
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Mar 10, 2013 4:07 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI would be more concerned about the codependent relationship developing between you and your trainer. Sounds like he's playing the role of the guy begging you to workout and your standing there whining about not wanting to exercise. If you don't give a shit about your progress, why are you even there? icon_neutral.gif


    I'm on this page (but not all paragraphs)
    I can tell if my clients are lying about what they have and haven't done. I build rapport and trust. It's my obligation to hold them accountable but not bully or doubt them, but believe them and help build responsible, healthy behavioral choices. I provide guidance when the travel and trust them to report truth. Otherwise they'll eventually fail if I lose my faith in them.

    I think it not strange, but unhealthy.
  • Puppy80

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    Mar 10, 2013 4:18 PM GMT
    Thanks for the feedback guys. It isn't that he is making me do it. Like someone said, if I go is totally my call. I havent been going in the past on my own, unless I was working with him. I have found just by doing it this week it is making me more accountable to me then to him, and I feel better for have gone. It's all about getting in the right mind set that I'm the only one who will see the benefits.

    For those that think he is being the bad guy, I guess I gave the wrong impression. We have been working out together for some time and he is a great guy and knows his stuff. We are always changing up our workouts so things never get stale.

    My next mission is going to be get on the right food track. I have looked over the RJ weight loss diet and think I might give it a try.

    My goal is to try to get back to where I was a couple years ago.
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    Mar 10, 2013 6:13 PM GMT
    Really? I figured that by now all those expensive machines would automatically log workouts to your phone via bluetooth or something.
  • Neferti

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    Mar 10, 2013 6:45 PM GMT
    Please confirm that you do not have a crush on the trainer and are only trying to see him outside the gym. That's the only reason I see doing something like this to justify the week off to him. Otherwise you're the client and he's the trainer, your word should be good enough.

    Otherwise I've taken pics of the screen after I finished at the gym so I can enter it later if I'm pretty beat from the workout.
  • Puppy80

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    Mar 10, 2013 11:46 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidReally? I figured that by now all those expensive machines would automatically log workouts to your phone via bluetooth or something.


    I actually just bought a bluetooth chest strap to log things on my iphone. It's the Polar H7. I've only used it today, but it worked great, never lost signal with my phone, and also worked with the machines at the gym.

    And no I don't have a crush on my trainer.