Personal training or do it solo?

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    Jul 29, 2016 9:48 PM GMT
    Does Anyone recommend paying for personal training? I'm not very motivated for gym but need to get in shape. Figure a regime or some discipline and coaching might help. Is it money unnecessarily spent?
    I like the idea of a 12 week program. Something with a set end date and clear workout regimen.
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    Jul 30, 2016 5:14 AM GMT
    I believe in a solo focused training, but when you have someone who's job it is to push you and keep you on track, it shows. And it makes it easier to create your own system down the road ^.^ So I would say if you feel it would be a help, try it. If your not to sure, see if you can set up a free trial to test it.
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    Jul 30, 2016 10:52 AM GMT
    Yes as long as you find a good one for you.
  • Destinharbor

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    Jul 30, 2016 4:26 PM GMT
    I don't think they're worth it. I go to two gyms. In one,the trainer is smoking' hot so I watch him a lot. It looks like most people pay him to stand there and talk to them. The work he has guys doing is ok but not really anything that will help them build up. In the other gym, I have a friend who uses a trainer who pushes him hard but mostly aerobic and body weight exercises. He really doesn't need to lose much weight and in my opinion would be better working on muscle size and definition. The best motivation in the gym is getting results. That will bring you back the next day and help you control diet in between visits. I bought a big Men's Health book when I first got serious and read it whenever I found myself eating lunch alone. You can get what you need from reading but I guess if you need someone to push you to work hard, maybe you do need a trainer. Most guys think they do because they're unsure if their form is correct but again, it isn't rocket science.
  • daveindenver

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    Jul 30, 2016 5:19 PM GMT
    Get a trainer.
    You know you have motivation and discipline get a trainer for the 12 weeks you wanted, get your focus /motivation going, and then you're back on track.

    Plus, the trainer might show you some exercises you've never heard of before.
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    Jul 30, 2016 7:14 PM GMT
    There are at least 2 situations that a personal trainer could help.

    1. You're shy, uninformed about exercise but would to gym if someone was with you who could help. Trainers are the best.

    2. You have specific goal and a need knowledgeable coach. A trainer who has knowledge to coach you is great.

    Under no circumstance fall for the "if you buy a whole bunch of sessions and charge them to you card you save blah blah"
  • camfer

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    Jul 30, 2016 11:25 PM GMT
    There are plenty of decent 12 week programs online you could follow. Maybe you can find a workout partner where you both commit to doing a program together? That is an option between trainers and going solo.

    If you really honestly deep down inside wanted to get into shape, then you'd be committed and motivated. The reality is, you're not, and you're hoping a trainer is a crutch that helps. Fix your mindset first. Fix your diet second. Get a regular gym thing going third.
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    Jul 31, 2016 3:46 AM GMT
    Totally believe in the value of a good PT who knows how to push and motivate and hit your muscles from every angle in order to get you the results you really want.