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Working Out With A Personal Trainer

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

I'm a new member at Fitness 19 gym. New members get a free hour with a personal trainer. Today, I had my free hour with the personal trainer. I got there on time and met Trent. Right away I felt intimidated because he was so damn hot! How in the hell could I workout with him? We started slow with some ball and weight exercises and I didn't do very well. We also did a "Fitness Profile". They tested my body fat, push-ups, back flexibility, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, resting heart rate, aerobic fitness, and then I got a final score. I did horrible!!!! I didn't meet "Fit" in any category. I couldn't even do one push-up. I did learn some cool strength exercises that I can do at home. When my "Fitness Profile" was done, I also got a summary of each category. Wow, my comments really sucked! In Body Fat it said "Because high body fat is associated with increased risk of several health problems, you may want to consider a weight loss program." When my hour with the personal trainer was over I felt so horrible I only walked on the treadmill for 10 minutes, than I decided to use the stationary bike... well, that lasted 10 minutes. I felt so crappy I went home. At least I worked out for 4 hours yesterday. ~Good Luck~
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    That is not right. Make a complaint to the managment. Leave the gym, if you need a routine setting try curves. They are way more supportive and positive. I hate gyms like that. I call them meat lockers. emoticon
    4134 days ago
    I think that is one of the reasons that I stay away from the gyms. I think I would feel to intimidated! I think it is great that you were so brave and you are doing the gym thing and I bet that you will lose more weight and be healthier than I am in not time! It is not something that will be easy and it is not something that will happen quickly but it is something that is so worth it for you. I am amazed how much better I feel and my only exercise is walking. Good luck on your weight loss journey and once again congratulations for being so brave!
    4145 days ago
    I agree...just think of what your profile WILL say. You know you need to improve in the fitness areas and that's why you joined the gym, got your training session, and are going to incorporate exercise into your life more. Stay motivated!

    4153 days ago
  • JODYW75
    I must say I had the same experience with the 1 hour intro Personal Trainer session at my gym....BUT I felt compelled to write and tell you that is not necessarily how it is when you get with a personal trainer on a regular basis. I've been able to workout with 4 different trainers over the years. The have varied soooooo widely!!! My favorite was a professional body builder woman who had a very tough air about her but when you were one on one, she was the most supportive and encouraging person I could have asked for! She helped me improve so much and not just in the physical sense, but also mentally! It's quite sad that the trainers you get for the "free" session do not motivate you!!
    4154 days ago
  • SINGER73
    Who cares what the Fitness Profile says. That is why you joining the gym right. This is just the starting point. Just think of what that Fitness Profile will say when you get to the finish line emoticon
    4154 days ago
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