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? [more inside]
posted by spunweb
on Jul 10, 2012 -
Under the instruction of a personal trainer I strained my rotator cuff. A couple family members said that one of the reasons of having a personal trainer is avoiding this kind of thing and that I should find a different one.
I'd never worked out or used equipment in a gym. The personal trainer was aware of that. He had me doing dips on a piece of equipment that kept my legs up and in front of me. I was definitely straining, he was pushing me to keep going and then my muscles gave out and I dropped. It didn't hurt right away, it was several hours later that the pain came so we continued the regimen. This was my third session, second working upper body.
Should I get a different personal trainer or is this just something that happens and can be brushed off?
posted by mrflibble
on Dec 16, 2011 -
I want to be an awesome personal trainer - please tell me what you love most about your (current or past) personal trainer! What was it about their approach/attitude/personality/etc that made you love working with them? What big or little things made the difference for you? What made them fun and inspiring? What did they do that helped make exercising a positive, empowering experience for you?
posted by lifethatihavenotlivedyet
on Oct 2, 2011 -
Does my personal trainer know what she's doing? Or am I doing things wrong? [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Oct 11, 2010 -
Weight loss going good, workout not so much. With money tight, do we need
a personal trainer? [more inside]
posted by arniec
on May 5, 2010 -
My wife wants to buy me a personal training package at Bally's gym (where we have a month to month membership) at $1104 for 17 sessions ~$65 per session. Is this a good price right now? Is there a way to shop around on price, perhaps with outside trainers? I'm focussed on reducing body fat through resistance training without injuring myself right now.
posted by BrotherCaine
on Nov 6, 2009 -
I'd like to get a certification to become a personal trainer, but there are so many different certifications and certifying bodies available I have no idea where to start. [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack
on May 5, 2009 -
I want to solicit a personal trainer to come to my father's apartment twice a week and do a session with him in the building's gym. He's too depressed and demotivated to go on his own accord, but he'll comply if someone shows up at his door. How do I do this without paying a fortune? Are there Human Kinetics students around looking for part-time work? How would I go about finding them? There's also a swimming pool, so a swimming instructor would also be possible, but my dad can't swim, so it'd have to be someone patient enough to coach a cranky 57-year-old in swimming. [more inside]
posted by simona
on Aug 17, 2008 -
Can you recommend a gym and/or personal trainer for an overweight, out of shape girl in Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by Mavri
on Apr 9, 2008 -
I am an overweight male. I want to look trim, have a 6-pack, and so on. I am willing to put in the necessary exercise and diet. I need a REAL expert in Manhattan with the knowledge and experience to tell me exactly what to eat and precisely how to exercise in light of my body, lifestyle, and history, and who could train with me on a regular basis. Where can I find such a wise person in New York (or persons? -- trainer + sports nutritionist?)?
posted by Malad
on Sep 22, 2007 -
What qualifications should I look for in a personal trainer? What do the ACE certifications
actually mean? I'd like to hire a trainer for a few sessions, but I really don't want to hurt myself or hire a nut. Please help me sort through the options! [more inside]
posted by barnone
on Feb 12, 2006 -