As you know, I’ve been lacking in the motivation department when it comes to exercising. That’s not unusual for me, for some reason I’ve just never loved the thought of exercising. I know that once I start though, I generally quite enjoy it – especially at the gym when it’s just me, the tunes and my thoughts and I have my own little world for 45mins or so.
The last time I did go to the gym, I started thinking that perhaps I should consider getting myself a personal trainer (PT) for a period of time to help me get back into the swing of things. Looking around at the PTs at my gym, I found myself thinking ‘but they don’t look much fitter than me’.
I’m sure they all have had some form of training, well, I know they have had to in order to be working as a PT at my gym, but I was looking at their physiques, and thinking that none of them (both male & female) were anything special and what would they know that I didn’t already? Or that I couldn’t find on the interwebs myself?
Granted, some were better than others, but there wasn’t one trainer that I wanted to go up to and say, ‘help me look like you’. Now, there are plenty of other gym go-ers that DO have physiques that I would love to strive for, so why not the PTs?
I’m know I’m sounding really harsh, but this is not a cheap service to come by, I think the rate I was quoted by one of them (and they all differ) was around $60/45mins. To me, if I’m going to be paying them my hard earned cash, they should look like a fitness model and they should know how to train me to look like one too – they should be inspiring. Ideally, I want them to look & act like a Michelle Bridges!
What do you think? Do you have a PT? Do they inspire you? How did you choose them? Or are my expectations too high?