Can’t Put a Price on Health

ID-100202593This evening I took the first step in securing regular personal training sessions at my gym.

I’m looking to focus on weight training, because I feel like cardio and interval training is something I can keep up with on my own.

But when it comes to weights… I think the last bootcamp ruined me.  I want more weights training in my routine, but I honestly don’t feel safe doing free weights on my own.  I’ve never had individualised feedback on my form – only snippets here and there, and that’s to be expected with group training.

Where I was once happy doing machine weights, they now bore the heck out of me.

I’m hoping to get a regular routine locked in soon, with a plan to work on in my other sessions.

Any pointers on what I should be asking of a new trainer?

8 thoughts on “Can’t Put a Price on Health

  1. You don’t have to join a CrossFit gym but anyone with a CrossFit Certificate 1 will know their shit when it comes to the correct use of free weights.

    But you can also do a lot with bodyweight exercises (push-ups, squats, pull-ups etc) which they will know all about as well.

    And their training is in teaching others how to do it. Good luck! Kim*

  2. I say if you are bored with weightlifting doing CrossFit might stop that. I learned in CrossFit I have a natural ability when it comes to lifting and I am never, ever bored with the workout. It might be better than doing it on your own. Something to think about.

  3. Good for you! Ask for a trainer who has done bodybuilding. They can teach you both about specific exercises to make your muscles look symmetrical and can tell you about the best food chemistry to grow your muscles.

  4. Oooo! I’m super excited for u! My number one tip is find yourself a trainer who specialises in strength training (Olympic lifting if at all possible) and one that you get along with!!! I never would have thought id say this but since I started at my current gym and training with my PT I have never looked back! Most weeks we focus on the big 3 – squats, bench and deadlifts. You will work most muscles in these 3 exercises. And hitting pbs keeps me motivated!! 🙂 Dunno if this is helpful at all but I love lifting! Hope u will too :))

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