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10/28/10 12:43 P

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Good point, Donna. Actually, my original trainer has left, so that wouldn't be an issue ... and you're right, this new gal (who is very sweet) is trying to build her client list. We need to know WHY we choose to do things -- and feeling pressured is rarely a good reason!!

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DONNAEDA's Photo DONNAEDA SparkPoints: (97,720)
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10/27/10 10:32 P

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My personal feeling after I read your post, was that the new trainer was trolling for new customers and tagged you. Its up to you whether you feel you want to give him the extra income. How would your original trainer feel about him stealing his member.

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BESTSUSIEYET's Photo BESTSUSIEYET Posts: 3,502
10/27/10 9:46 P

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Thanks for all the feedback! I'll keep pondering ... the training was SO expensive (I think like $45/hr and I earn $14/hr ... I justified the expense while I HAD to get the weight off; not sure I can justify it now). Don't know if this gal offers just a few sessions -- I bought them in sets of 24 (2/week for 12 weeks) before. Keep on inspiring me, friends! Don't ya love Spark People where you can ask & get so much good info???

"Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress." I Timothy 4:15

1 Cor. 10:23 "Everything is permissable, but not everything is beneficial."
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10/27/10 3:52 P

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Great discussion! I've been planning to have a session with a physical therapist who is also a personal trainer in the little town I work in. I thought his additional medical background might be a help to me. I like the wellness coaches at the YMCA, but they are all buff and athletic 20-somethings and coach few 60 year olds.

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CAROLJEAN64's Photo CAROLJEAN64 Posts: 11,313
10/27/10 11:47 A

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I like Lisa's idea a lot. I think after the holidays, I will contact my trainer and work with her for 3-4 sessions to get things jump started. I also think a personal trainer helps you with variety in your routines.

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LISAW/3's Photo LISAW/3 Posts: 905
10/27/10 11:40 A

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I have a good relationship with one of the trainers at the gym I go to. When I first started at the gym, I did 6 weeks of sessions with him. Six months later, I did 3 weeks of sessions. After the holidays, I'll probably do a few week of sessions. It helps me learn some new exercises and it is a good reminder of how hard I can push myself! It also works to jump start my routines.

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10/27/10 11:08 A

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I'm really interested in the replies to this. I reached my goal and have been thinking about getting a trainer just to help change things up....



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SHRLZI's Photo SHRLZI Posts: 4,088
10/27/10 12:15 A

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bestsusieyet,
hey on one level, it's your money and trainers gotta make a living... but caroljean is right, only *you* know what's right for you. I worked with a great trainer, and when he left the gym I was a bit de-motivated, I had started to rely on him -- in some ways, you learn more working on your own but I still like to go to classes/workshops and wouldn't mind finding a trainer to check in with once in a while -- you learn whole different things when you have the benefit of a trained eye looking from the outside in.
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10/26/10 11:10 P

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I actually didn't start using a trainer until after I reached my goal. Then I broke my leg, gained about 15 lbs. during recovery and worked with a trainer to get back to goal and actually below. I loved working with the trainer, but it finally became too expensive since I was using a personal trainer not with a gym membership. I think you are the one who knows whether you want or need a trainer. It sounds to me as if you really have things under control and that you feel some pressure from this other trainer. I would thank him/her politely and say if you feel the need later on, you would seek them out.

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BESTSUSIEYET's Photo BESTSUSIEYET Posts: 3,502
10/26/10 11:00 P

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I started this journey with a Personal Trainer (he is the one who found Spark People for me! Thanks, Mike!) After 9 months, and reaching my goal, I began working out on my own, using things Mike had taught me. I've been faithful to continue to workout; I vary my workouts each time, I've maintained & lost some more ... Yesterday one of the newer trainers at the gym asked me if I'd considered working out again with a trainer again "to mix things up". I felt a little funny telling her I don't think I NEED to -- and decided to ask you for your opinion/experience. Anyone used/using a trainer now that you've reached your goals?

"Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress." I Timothy 4:15

1 Cor. 10:23 "Everything is permissable, but not everything is beneficial."
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