Monday, August 27, 2012
I've had the pleasure of working with a number of trainers through my group classes. Some of those sessions have amounted to personal training sessions, since I was the only one.
I mesh better with certain personalities of trainers. I don't care overly much for the order shouter... you know, the one in the Zumba class who shouts directions while staring at herself in the mirror, never really paying attention to what people do?
I also don't like the overly-critical type.
The most common ones I've dealt with are encouraging, while being hard. My two favorites right now are an ex-marine boot camp instructor, and a yoga instructor who turns out runs a mean boot camp, too.
I like the combination of pushing me, with encouragements that don't come across as pandering.
I like variety, challenge, and creativity. My most fun trainer was known for coming up with the WEIRDEST stuff! You never knew what she'd throw at us. God forbid she should watch Insanity or something... she'd start throwing those moves in, too.
So, if you take group classes, or have worked with a trainer... what's your preference? What works for you?