Should I continue with personal training?
December 6, 2011 8:49 AM Subscribe
Should I or should I not continue with personal training?
posted by icollectpurses to health & fitness (25 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have worked out with a personal trainer 5 times a week for 4 weeks at about $62 a session. This includes 1.5hr of personal training, healthy lunch (which is when she teaches me what to eat how, how to prepare it, etc) and frequent nutritional and health information. After a month, I’ve noticed muscle strength, but not much else…perhaps a little more energy, but still tired. After a month, I decided to attend her aerobics classes twice a day, which lasts 1.5hrs and these sessions also include strength sessions, and I also supplement them with additional routines for another half an hour. I figured working out this way is more fun and just as effective but I am getting a pressure from those around me to continue with personal training. So I ask you, is it worth another $1300 or so for another month of personal training?
As far as the result from the first month, I lost 3 inches off my waist, which she says is having lost about 2kg per inch, so about 12lbs total. But on scale, I lost 6lbs or so. I am sure I gained little bit of muscle mass, but I am not sure if the money is worth building additional muscle and strength to lose at most 8-12lbs. Or should I attend her aerobics sessions regularly, at which I break a good sweat and find the strength trainings challenging..not to mentino at 1/15 of the cost, of course no healthy and nutritional lunch.
At the same time…I have never been unable to lose weight in a healthy way and keep it off. While I am learning a lot with this trainer, a lot of her information are stuff I already know and just haven’t been able to apply. I don’t think training with her will help me develop that habit all of a sudden, as it’s something I need to continue to practice. I’d appreciate your input.
Oh, as you probably figured out by now, she promotes healthy eating habit with controlled carbs (good carb), healthy protein, healthy mind, positive thinking, and not just working out till you puke and only eat tofu and water. If I continue, she says that upcoming sessions would be more about burning the fat calories that are between my skin and muscles. Would personal training sessions be faster in doing that than aerobics sessions?