I also liked MOTIVATED@LAST's answer. I have been working on my health since July 8th and doing all by myself. I have lost just over one pound a week average. I didn't use a trainer because, once I don't want to (or can't afford to) pay a trainer, I would have to motivate MYSELF. So, until now I haven't used one.
However, I am not working again before the second week of January so I have decided to start using a trainer twice a week to ensure I don't backslide at all over the tempting holiday parties and feasting to come. :-) Once I go back to work, I will drop to doing it just once a week until I reach my next big goal of 199 pounds. Then I plan to drop to just twice a month to ensure I keep a variety to my strength workouts since it is my weakest area.
So my long answer is...I think there is definitely benefits to having a trainer and you can just use a trainer as often as your budget allows.
Is it tomorrow already?
| Pounds lost: 40.2