Should I start with a personal trainer?

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  1. JonDaAzn

    JonDaAzn New Member

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    I just got a membership at the local 24 hour fitness and the sales manager was asking me whether or not I wanted but buy some sessions with a personal trainer. It seemed pretty interesting, but I was just wondering if it was worth the $$$, its about 280 for 5 one hour long sessions

    EDIT: a little more about me, the only lifting experience I have is with my water polo team at our school's weightroom (its pretty small), during the summer I'll be swimming 2 hours a day 3 days a week, and I'm planning to hit the gym an hour a day for the 3 days that I'm not swimming and leave myself a day to be lazy
     
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    NickStam Buy Low, Sell High

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    Doesn't the gym offer a tutorial for new members? At Powerhouse, if you want, they will show you how to use all of the machines and show you how to do free weight exercises if you want, free of charge. If you honestly feel that you can't figure it out or are too embarassed to learn on your own, you might consider it.
     
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    IMO it's absolutely NOT worth it (or necessary)... and I'm a pt.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Find out what a PT's qualifications are before you spend your money on one
     
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    JonDaAzn New Member

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    what kind of qualifications should i be looking for?
     
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    if not

    elite total will do
     
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    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    CSCS is the same thing as NSCA?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Are you training for looks?
     
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    You dont need 5 hours, get a 1 hour session and have them show you where all the weights and machines are and ask them all the questions you can think of. Then go home and create your own routine designed for you and your goals, and you will be set. And im also a PT, its for people that dont have the motivation to get to the gym and work out hard on their own, thats not what your looking for.
     
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    I want to say that I'm training to get better at water polo and swimming, but a large part of my motivation is also looks

    as far as creating my own routine, how would I go about doing that? is there any sort of resource that i could look up? (I've looked a christopers base workout thing but i already have a decent base)
     
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