Do I NEED a personal trainer or is there an online resource?
December 12, 2013 8:27 AM Subscribe
Want to work out to facilitate a great deal of weight loss. Currently "holiday poor" and can't afford a personal trainer, but want to maximize my workout. Member of a gym. Is there a good web site that can help me plan workout routines and give me examples of workouts to do?
posted by arniec to Health & Fitness (6 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
I had a personal trainer in the past who spent most of my time lifting weights to build muscle, and some cardio. I saw her 3-4 times per week and it seemed to be 75% weight training, 25% cardio, intervals, etc.
I don't need a trainer for motivation, but I feel I need guidence at a gym. Otherwise i just go and do about an hour spread across the elliptical, treadmill, and bike.
With weights I worry slightly about determining how much to lift and having correct form as to not hurt myself, but I have found some videos online that show me how to do specific lifting. What I can't find is a good web site to help me plan it out.
I am a member of Snap Fitness, which claims to offer this type of online functionality, but the site it took me to was Truestar Health which seemed pretty limited in what it was offering in the way of activities.
I was wondering if someone had found online success with a good workout planner they could suggest.