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Fit Tip: Pick Your Own Personal Trainer

A lot of gyms will lure you in with a few free sessions with one of their personal trainers when you sign up for a membership. I am a big fan of taking advantage of this offer, but don't let the gym pick your trainer. Instead, ask questions so you can learn a little bit about each of them and then pick the one that seems to suit you best. If you don't, chances are your gym will just assign a trainer who is available (i.e. has a wide open calendar) to you that you may or may not like, and you probably won't get the most out of your time with them. Better yet, if you can wait, check them out while you're at the gym before you make your choice. You may see a trainer whose style you really like, or dislike, which could help you pick.


aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I miss my old trainer Dot, she was awesome.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
My gym assigned me a personal trainer for some free sessions, and though I know it is probably because he has the most open schedule, I really like him, and when I get some extra $$ after my free sessions are up I will definitely get some more! Honestly, I can't handle meatheads, so as long as the trainer has a good personality and gives me a great workout, personality is really important to me, and I don't know what questions I'd ask to find that out!
georgie2 georgie2 9 years
My sister was already training with my PT, so I just copied her! lol - sometimes we do our sessions together, it drives him up the wall cause we talk so much!
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
At Equinox they made me fill out a questionnaire in regards to my preferences and they matched me up with a great personal trainer who happened to live in my apartment building so we ended up becoming friends!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
my gym assigned me my trainer both times I've had one and I've loved them both!! My current gym, the guy assigned him to me because he though we'd get along. He knew what I didn't want so sent me to Andrey. We've been working out for almost 2 months now! Yay!
anned anned 9 years
don't forget to ask about their certifications! ;)
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