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Personal trainer at the new gym

Friday, June 25, 2010

My new gym membership came with a free consultation with the personal trainer. I passed on "let's weigh you and calculate your body composition", and asked if we could use weights for the squats, but it wasn't a bad way to get started up again. I haven't been lifting weights since I developed the anemia, so maybe this is a workout that I can do if I add some heavier weights.

Also the leg press machine at this gym only goes up to 390, so I'll have to switch to the free-weight leg press if I want to be able to post HUGE NUMBERS.
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AEMILIA 6/25/2010 6:04PM

    He seemed a little taken aback when he asked how many meals I eat a day, and I asked if he was a nutritionist. There were no more nutrition questions.

It wasn't a particularly challenging workout - he actually had me doing squats without weights until I asked for a bar for the second set - so I think he might have been going the route of "girls don't need weights". He didn't object when I wanted the weights, though, and noticed when I finished a couple of sets of things easily and suggested heavier weights for the next round. And in fairness, he didn't argue when I said I didn't want the weight or body composition.

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DARWINISTA 6/25/2010 5:44PM

    So, I've always wondered if a personal trainer is actually helpful, or terribly annoying. Thoughts, now that you have first-hand experience?

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