I have used PTs on and off for the past 10 years, job and time permitting. I've found I make much better progress when I do. I use them strictly for strength training (I can do cardio on my own)
I insist that they focus on me doing the right exercises for overall, full body strengthening, that we do each exercise correctly, and that I don't get hurt....sore is OK.....hurt is not.
I mostly find them at the gyms I go to....most gyms (to include the YMCA) have a few trainers on the staff and the fees are pretty good.....$25-$50 per session.
I tell them this is a partnership....I rely on them for the their expertise, but i do my own study and research and make sure they understand my goals, then I quiz them on developing a plan to get there. I interview them like I would any new employee or contractor working on my house.
I've found that paying for the service of a trainer guarantees that I show up at the appointed hour.....good, bad, or indifferent, this works for me and I see the results. Do I think I could do all this on my own without their services.....maybe, but not nearly as well....for me I amortize the cost over a year.....if someone told me that for $2000 I could have the body I wanted in a year, would I do it......ask yourself that the next time you want to buy a doughnut!
Good luck.....let me know what else I can do to help out! 1539 days ago
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