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personal trainer or personal torture?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I contacted my first ever PT yesterday.
A new gym opened at Claremont (hey! Civilisation comes to the northern suburbs..if this keeps up we might even get good food one day).
Unfortunately it is one of those gyms packed full of highly technical equipment and I am totally clueless.
OK , so I needed a trainer to point me at machines and tell me how many reps to do then praise my poor feeble efforts. My only request was that he/she had to be old enough to be able to tie their own shoelaces.
I had a vision of some pimply adolescent with rippling whatevers, ordering me onto something that looked like a manually operated car body crusher, then sitting back and chuckling at my wobbly bits.
One of the PT's that was mentioned is called Gary. Apparently he is very experienced with the physically disabled and the mentally retarded.
Sounds just perfect for me! I meet him in two weeks

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LJAMISON6135 2/28/2011 9:51PM

    Great story! I hope Gary is "pumping you up"!

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MOTLEM 2/21/2011 8:47PM

    I'm a bit late reading this blog, but it answers a lot of my questions. Woo Hoo! a PT. Cool.

There's supposed to be a really good Chinese restaurant in Wyndham Road at Claremont too these days.

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SCOTMAMA 2/20/2011 6:19PM

    The good thing about having a personal trainer is that you will start off right at the beginning doing the exercises RIGHT. There is nothing worse than working hard doing exercises and finding out you are doing them all wrong -- maybe even making your situation worse, or harming yourself.

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RUFFESS47 2/18/2011 12:45AM

    Hi I hope the person is very nice.
At my Vic Gym the lady who takes us is believe it or not a chubby lady but she sure knows her stuff.

In NSW she is s skinny lady with some chubby helpers who push us all

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TWEETIBEAR 2/17/2011 5:13PM

    Wow! Good for you! I think it will still be a while before my (bad) body image will allow me to show myself in other than oversized clothes...and especially to the "fit" people of the world.

It's kind of like I can't have a cleaning woman in until I clean things up and get them organized! Hah!

Good luck on your new venture!

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KA_JUN 2/17/2011 4:59PM

    Good luck! Admitting you can use some assistance to learn what you need to do is nothing to be embarrassed about!

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MSCAROL3 2/17/2011 4:43PM

    good luck i started working with a pt three week ago.and ifell like am dying at the end of the work-out.and he don't even feel sorry for me.but i'm glad about that.that's what i needed and am glad that he making we work to my full ability.and i see it on the scale also. emoticon

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