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If You Could Afford It, Which Would You Rather Have?

Hopefully you all know that I'm giving away $1000 to help one lucky winner get in tip top shape for beach time. (So if you haven't entered the giveaway yet, click here). Although it is important to feel good about yourself when headed to the beach, it's also important to feel good every day. So that got me thinking about ways to stay healthy in general, all year round.

So I was wondering . . .


Skorpio Skorpio 6 years
Personal Yoga instructor! I could ask lots of questions, get personal and private in conversational topics, be able to ask for specific poses or sequences that I really like or want to work on, have a pace built on how I am feeling that day body and mind, to perhaps practice in different settings. I just love the idea of it.
juicylove juicylove 9 years
either pilates instructor or personal trainer. i picked pilates though
Wikipedia Wikipedia 9 years
A year of private TRAMPOLINE lessons! =D
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 9 years
I'd go with the trainer. I used to work with one, but when I lost my job, that was the first thing to get cut off my list. Now that I'm employed again, I definitely have the money to start back with a trainer, but I'd rather win the money to do it! I need the most help with strength training my upper body - I'm fine with cardio (running, elliptical, dance, swimming), but the arms and back could use some (ok, a lot) of assistance. But if I don't win, the bf has offered to help me out in the weight room so I'm not so intimidated by all the guys!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Hmmm I'd go with the trainer.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I'd take the equipment for my house. I'd get a nice elliptical, treadmill and bike so I'd have no excuse.
behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 9 years
personal trainer!!!!!!!! it's also probably the most expensive of the three choices :(
sierrraa sierrraa 9 years
I'd take the treadmill or maybe an elliptical. I'm a student pretty far from home, so the other two options wouldn't be very practical for me because I go to school 14 hours from home, so my personal trainer/yoga instructor would have to travel with me! Having a treadmill or elliptical in my dorm room would be mega perfect because we have bad weather a lot. I need something like that because I'm getting really tired of being winded from just walking across campus!
md12398 md12398 9 years
i really want an elliptical at home. i lived in a building with cardio machines one year, and it was so easy to just be able to hop on the elliptical whenever i wanted. that was the fittest i've ever been, and i'd love to get that back!
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I want a treadmill, BAD! I already have an elliptical, but to mix stuff up, I'd love to have my own treadmill to add to my home gym.
cahill cahill 9 years
it kills me to not have a gym membership any more. it's too expensive in nyc on my entry level paycheck. a membership to equinox would be incredible!
missemma10001 missemma10001 9 years
I pay 100 per week for my trainer... expensive??? OF COURSE! But really totally worth it! I've been going to the gym and seeing him since January 1st and I never looked better!
princesa princesa 9 years
i would LOVE a pilates instructor.... or an elliptical at my house!!! it's hard to decide!!!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I already have an at-home gym, and I love it. What I really want is a personal pilattes instructor to come to my house 5x a week, and a pilattes machine(s). Or Yoga, either one. Preferably pilattes because that counts as a trainer too, since it's such good muscle work.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
Yoga Yoga Yoga Yoga!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 9 years
i would love the year of pilates/yoga instruction. how wonderful would that be?
merymery merymery 9 years
I love going to the gym anyway, so I don't need a trainer for the motivation - I'd loooove to have private yoga or Pilates lessons!
Anabellatc Anabellatc 9 years
Trainer :) although I tried yoga/pilates a couple of times and liked it a lot! But i think a trainer would def motivate me and push me harder!
lady-T lady-T 9 years
i have a treadmill at home so a year with a trainer would be ideal for me!! cause i feel better and more motovated when someone tells me what to do...
Kellyim Kellyim 9 years
If I had my own elliptical at home, I would be on it all the time. I always have to have something to do when I watch TV, and exercising would be pretty productive. And I bet I could get my husband to use it regularly too.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
A year of weekly session with a certified Personal Trainer would be my dream.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
Vamp: I would think it to be the exact opposite. Many yoga/pilates instructors are so familiar with the body, that they know how to make you strengthen your body with only using your own body. it is much different than strength training yet you still develop muscle and tone. most personal trainers really don't know much about yoga/pilates, from my experience. the best pilates instructor i've ever had was a body builder for fifteen years before she had to stop when she was pregnant. so she took up pilates instead and found that she was able to develop just as much muscle and use her body better than with weights. she hasn't picked up a weight in years and she knows just as much as any personal trainer would about anatomy.
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 9 years
Woah, it's almost a toss-up between the yoga/pilates instructor and the personal trainer. I'd really love personal pilates instruction for an entire year, but I also need someone to get on my case about exercising and eating habits like a personal trainer would. I guess I'm going with the personal trainer, because he or she probably has knowledge of yoga and pilates, but knows a whole lot of other stuff a yoga/pilates instructor might not.
rpenner rpenner 9 years
hands down I'd take the trainer
jasmint jasmint 9 years
I'd choose an eliptical at home, but only if I had an extra bedroom or a very open floor plan where I could stick it in the corner and it wouldn't be an eyesore.
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