how can i make my personal training sessions more effective?
July 10, 2012 3:03 PM Subscribe
I have had 5 sessions so far with a personal trainer I like a lot. How can I prepare myself during the week (when I'm not working with her) to be awesome during my sessions?
posted by spunweb to health & fitness (9 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Basically, I lost a little under 60 pounds in the last year, but have another 100 to go. I started seeing a personal trainer, and she is AWESOME. Each session I come out feeling accomplished and worn, but in a good way. Each session includes weights and interval training, and every 3rd session we do abs/core. She says I am improving on my cardio (it's getting easier to maintain a steady pace at my "high" rate) but I am still struggling with the weight-lifting aspect, in part because free weights make me very nervous. I orginally lost the weight through diet mod and aqua aerobics/aqua zumba, but plateaued. Plus, I no longer have access to a pool.
I typically see my trainer Tues and Wed. but this is not regular because my work schedule changes. Like, this week I will probably only see her once, because I had Monday off instead of Tues, and couldn't notify her of my new schedule in time. She said to keep on with whatever I do on my own, and that we would check in on Wed. Will do! Cardio it is, then.
However, this got me wondering.
1. What can I do during the week to make my sessions with her super awesome/effective?
2. What tools can I ask her to give me this session to make the next more effective?
3. What are some cool gym-rat tips a newbie like me might not know?