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Do I NEED a personal trainer or is there an online resource?

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? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Dec 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Dog misbehavior ... introduced second dog

I have an 8 yr old American Staffordshire (LAILA), I adopted her at 2 years old (she had a past of abuse/neglect). She is an amazing dog but since I got her when I would leave sometimes she would chew anything in sight ...this behavior stopped finally once I worked with her and she started to become more confident in herself/me. Now, the only time she misbehaves is when another dog is introduced into the picture, and I can't get her to stop. [more inside]
posted by love2much on Jun 4, 2013 - 8 answers

Bike Trainers, Bike Rollers and Exercise Bikes : What is the Max Load?

I need a bike trainer, bike roller, or an exercise bike. The problem is, I weight 132 kilograms / 290 pounds. I can afford $350, at a stretch. Is there a model of any of these which will both accommodate my weight, and be affordable? My googling turns up nothing.
posted by Chasuk on Mar 25, 2013 - 7 answers

Working out for advanced beginners

I've been working out for about two months with a personal trainer. She started off having me do full body workouts that I quite enjoyed - they were sort of boot camp style, in that it was a combination of strength and cardio (ie. lots of burpees and mountain climbers and planks, mixed in with compound strength bearing exercises.) Much to my surprise i have gotten much fitter than I've ever been before, pretty quickly. Now my trainer is transitioning me to workouts that alternate upper body and lower body each day, with more of a focus on strength vs cardio. Is this better? [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Mar 9, 2013 - 6 answers

How do I build a rear bicycle wheel for use on the indoor trainer?

I want to get a new rear wheel for my bike so I can swap it out when I put it on the indoor trainer and not wear out my current tires. How do I do this? Do I just need another wheel, another hub and another cassette? [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Aug 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Virtual personal trainer?

I need a virtual personal trainer. Know of any sites that will send me a daily exercise routine? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Aug 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Please help brainstorming a new and better paying career.

Please help brainstorming a new and better paying career. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Mar 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Rewarding your dog...trainer

Should we tip our dog-training instructor? How do we do it non-awkwardly? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Feb 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Money for the gun show

How much do you tip a personal trainer you see once a week. [more inside]
posted by Unred on Dec 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Hooray, I've joined a gym! Now what?

Hooray, I've joined a gym! Now what? [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Oct 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Get us off the couch!

I'm looking for personal trainer & weight loss coach recommendations in the Seattle area. Help me, please! [more inside]
posted by azuresunday on Apr 30, 2011 - 3 answers

How can I make my bike ride harder while staying indoors, saving cash, and not missing TV chatter?

Is there any way to increase the workout difficulty or decrease the noise from a hand-me-down air-resistance based exercise bike? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Jan 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Linda Hamiltonize Me

I can't use free weights effectively due to a previous arm injury. Unfortunately, just about every good weightlifting resource I'm finding seems to loathe machines. Help me tweak my workout and find better resources, please. [more inside]
posted by bitter-girl.com on Sep 14, 2010 - 19 answers

Train the (Wannabe) Trainer

I want to eventually become a world-class training manager (the business kind, not the lifting weights, drinking powershakes kind). Trainers of the askme world -- what was the path you took to get where you are today? [more inside]
posted by Ham_On_Rye on Mar 23, 2010 - 4 answers

Toronto personal trainer

TorontoFilter: Help! I've been signed on by a modelling agency! I need to find a decent personal trainer and nutritionist in the Toronto area. Does anyone have any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by pcameron on Nov 6, 2009 - 3 answers

What does a baby sleep coach do?

Has anyone ever hired a "sleep coach" for their baby? [more inside]
posted by mushroom_tattoo on Aug 8, 2009 - 7 answers

Training work

Where to find well-paid corporate / executive training work? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Jun 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Can anybody recommend a personal trainer in Austin for my 70+ dad.

Can anybody recommend a personal trainer in Austin for my 70+ dad? [more inside]
posted by monkeybutt on Jun 15, 2009 - 1 answer

The first session was free, but are the next ones worth it?

FitnessFilter: how should I evaluate options for a personal trainer at a local gym? Lots more discussion inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Bike Trainers for the unambitious

I'm need lots of information about bike trainers (for the non bike rider) [more inside]
posted by Unred on Apr 19, 2009 - 8 answers

I would like to employ someone to pump *clap* us up.

How do you go about finding/picking a personal trainer? How do I know if I've found a good one? [more inside]
posted by QUHZK on Jan 7, 2009 - 11 answers

Is this workout routine a bad idea?

A trainer at my gym recommended this workout and I'm not entirely sure it's safe or effective or the right one for me. I've itemized the routine below, but in short it involves both upper and lower body workout every day, Monday through Friday, three sets of 10 -12, with one muscle group off per day after what he considers the toughest exercise for that body part. [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Dec 17, 2008 - 19 answers

Personal trainers who do house visits?

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 - 3 answers

Prey seeks hunter

My head needs hunting...how do I find the hunters in my field? [more inside]
posted by kenzi23 on Aug 6, 2008 - 8 answers

My dog loves me TOO much!

Help me find a very good dog behaviorist/trainer in the NYC area! Bonus points if they specialize in seperation anxiety. [more inside]
posted by modernsquid on Jun 24, 2008 - 3 answers

I wanna be fit!

How much does a personal trainer from Bally Total Fitness cost? [more inside]
posted by AsRuinsAreToRome on May 8, 2008 - 10 answers

Do gyms lie?

Do trainers at gyms lie to sell memberships or classes? [more inside]
posted by timory on Apr 15, 2008 - 38 answers

I need another pair of these awesome shoes

Where can I find this shoe (or something similar)? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Nov 30, 2007 - 9 answers

My Hot Trainer is the Reason I'm Motivated to Workout

Where can I find plain language research results about emotional attachments to care workers? [more inside]
posted by chase on Nov 7, 2007 - 4 answers

Looking for certification in health and fitness

I would like to be certified as a fitness trainer and possibly in diet therapy. In looking at online and corespondent courses it seems there are a lot of different orgs to go through. Some are obviously not so great and a scam in themselves. I have pretty much narrowed my search down to a few: The ISSA, AFPA, and NASM look to be the best options. But there is such a span in tuition and course options. Any recomendations from anybody in the field?
posted by cdavidc on Feb 2, 2007 - 5 answers

How do you tip a friend?

Holiday tipping: I want to tip my personal trainer...but there are complications. [more inside]
posted by Not in my backyard on Dec 6, 2006 - 15 answers

Cycling Turbo Trainer setup

I am considering setting getting a turbo trainer like this one but I am not sure about the skewer. I have a pretty low end mountain bike. Will I have to pull the axel out of my rear tire?
posted by srboisvert on Jun 26, 2006 - 7 answers

Help me get my booty into shape, without killing my knees!

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 - 4 answers

Heart-rate monitor attached to treadmill

Yesterday on "CBS Sunday Morning," a correspondent chronicled his attempt to lose weight. I'm trying to identify one of the machines that his personal trainer used to evaluate his progress. [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jan 9, 2006 - 12 answers

Biking in the Basement

I'll soon have a basement, and be able to bring at least one bike inside for the winter, so I'm wondering: do I want a trainer? If so, do I want rollers, a fan-trainer, a fluid-trainer, a mag-trainer, what? I'm not a racer, I'm just looking for an alternative to spinning classes to keep my lungs in shape.
posted by bonehead on Dec 19, 2003 - 5 answers

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