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Subject: Help choosing a personal trainer?
Date Posted: 7/24/2009 11:52 AM ET
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For my upcoming birthday, my DH has offered to splurge on a personal trainer at the gym.  ( 10 1 hour sessions for $210.00--is that a good price?)

The gym that I belong to has 5 trainers on staff.  When I signed up at the gym in May and inquired about trainers if I chose to go that route, I was told that I could pick whichever of the 5 that I preferred. 

I had a free session with a "drill sargeant", and I couldn't move my arms above my head for a day or two--although I felt great!  I've watched some of the other ones work with the senior citizens in the mornings and I fear that they will be the opposite of drill sargeant lady.  Perhaps not, since there is a difference between someone who is 31 and someone who is 71.

What questions should I ask, and how should I choose?

Thanks in advance!


Last Edited on: 7/24/09 12:09 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/24/2009 12:52 PM ET
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That's a good deal. Around Portland ME the going rate for a personal trainer is $60 per hour

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 7:52 PM ET
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Thanks Lynn!  That's good to know.