How and where can I find a good personal trainer in my town, Rochester, NY? I could use some instructions on work out.

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    Nov 09, 2008 10:01 PM GMT
    I don't know where to post this question so I thought this would fit under General Fitness Discussion. If anyone know a good personal trainer in Rochester, NY, please let me know. I am very serious about improving my health and body.
  • Bunjamon

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    Nov 10, 2008 1:54 AM GMT
    Just go to a bunch of gyms and see what kinds of packages they offer for personal training, like the number of sessions, the length of each one, and the cost. Talk to their trainers, and if you find one that you like, give it a try!
  • Timbales

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    Nov 10, 2008 2:06 AM GMT
    Ask for references from the trainers before you pick one.
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    Nov 10, 2008 2:16 AM GMT
    Methinks Rochester might be tricky, I remember that town and it seems like it would be difficult. If you find a good gym let us all know.

  • 11city

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    Nov 10, 2008 2:20 AM GMT
    Come to L.A. and I'll train ya icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 10, 2008 2:23 AM GMT
    Slighty, I'll be sure to let you know, but I would prefer to work out at home in private. I don't think I am ready to show myself in the gym.

    ElevenCity, Thank you for the offer. When I come to LA, I'll be sure to look you up.
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    Nov 10, 2008 2:31 AM GMT
    go to the university. hit up the kinesiology department. may as well do it right
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    Nov 10, 2008 6:26 AM GMT
    "I don't think I am ready to show myself in the gym."

    Hey, lots of people feel that way - some people don't want the cleaning woman to see their house a mess, so they clean before she comes ...

    You'd be surprised how many people at the gym look like they have arrived for the first time. You might feel self-conscious at first, but don't worry. People stare at the eye candy, not the ones working to get to be eye candy! And there's always that day months away when someone who's seen you all along finally says, "You've really made some progress! You look great."

    but don't take my word for it - stop by some gyms and take a tour - you get to keep your clothes on! And though it's easier to see everything during the slower hours (9-5 almost anywhere but NYC and LA icon_wink.gif ), it's useful to go by during the hours you would be actually using the gym, and see it at its busiest, if that's when you have to go.

    Gyms have their own inside trainers who work privately for one-on-one, and you might find one of them to work with you at home. But like many personal contacts (doctor, for instance), the one someone else likes may not be a good fit for you.

    There are trainers who will work on location in most cities, where there is a clientele that can afford them - best of luck.



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    Nov 10, 2008 1:58 PM GMT
    Hmmmm...I'll be interviewing at U. Rochester for med school soon. I have actually NEVER been to Rochester...so I was actually wondering about the quality and number of gyms in the city.

  • tailgaytor

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    Nov 10, 2008 2:26 PM GMT
    You will find people at all levels of fitness at any gym, so there isn't going to be any "judgment" from others. Everyone essentially has the same goals--improving their health and fitness level.

    The first gym I joined was on my way home from work, and it was very small. During busy times there might only be 15 people. Nice thing about that was you got to know them and why they joined. Working out around others wasn't such a big deal in that kind of setting.

    If you have NO idea where to begin then by all means purchase some training sessions. A trainer can help you focus you exercise program to meet your specific goals.