Personal training without the huge costs.
June 19, 2010 8:18 PM Subscribe
How do you become your own personal trainer using books or the internets?
posted by treehorn+bunny to health & fitness (28 answers total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
I recently joined a very nice gym with a very expensive monthly membership fee. I've been enjoying using the nice treadmills/ellipticals and taking a class here and there for fun, as well as doing the circuit on the weight machines, where I have managed to get off the very bottom tiniest weight up to the next level in most cases. :-)
I got an offer from the gym for personal training sessions, 52 for about $3000. That is a pretty good deal considering they are 1 hour long sessions and if I did a session weekly, it'd be a year's worth of training. But the idea of spending $3000 just kind of blew my mind.
I thought that surely there must be a way using books or the internet that I could find myself a routine to train myself the way I want to train (I want to do some strength training, focus on upper body strength and abs, maybe get a 6 pack if that is even possible!). Previous posts hint at the existence of such resources without giving any specific links or resources.
I know about Crossfit but I've looked through the site and it seems a bit complex/obscure for a beginner. I think I need to read a book in order to just understand what the heck the exercises are on there. Is there anything else?