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Mon Jan 8, 2018, 10:18 AM

What's a good site to find a personal trainer?

My gym doesn't offer personal training, so I'll have to find one on my own. I googled my question and found a bunch of websites, but I can't tell which ones are legit.

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Reply What's a good site to find a personal trainer? (Original post)
Bleacher Creature Jan 2018 OP
Suburban Warrior Jan 2018 #1
emulatorloo Jan 2018 #2
Bleacher Creature Jan 2018 #3
emulatorloo Jan 2018 #4

Response to Bleacher Creature (Original post)

Mon Jan 8, 2018, 11:59 AM

1. Here

This is a registry of personal trainers certified by the most popular certifying organizations (there are several different ones). Go to "Search the Registry" and search in your area.

http://www.usreps.org/Pages/Default.aspx

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Original post)

Mon Jan 8, 2018, 02:10 PM

2. Curious what are your goals?

FWIW I worked w a trainer over the internet once and it worked out pretty well

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 8, 2018, 02:50 PM

3. I really just want to figure out a routine.

I get most of my exercise outside, either running and biking. Between busy schedules at home and at work, and the bad weather and short days, I haven't been doing much and have about 20 or so pounds to lose.

I'd also like to build up some upper body and core strength to help with my running. I don't want to add any bulk.

My problem is that when I go to the gym, I don't have a clue. I met with a PT at my gym who gave me a list of exercises, but they don't really offer any instruction.

I just need some help explaining the lifting exercises, showing me the right form, and helping me understand when and how to determine the appropriate weights during lifting. Once I get the routine, I can go from there.

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 01:08 AM

4. Nice collection of how-to weightlifting videos at the Mayo Clinic

Strength training: How-to video collection
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/strength-training/art-20046031

Weightlifting with machines, resistance tubes, and body weight exercises.

Too bad that the trainers at your gym are not more hands on.

The original Body For Life book by Bill Phillips is terrific for starting out. It is out of print but you can get copies on eBay. Easy to read and clear instructions. Includes a great routine and nutrition advice. Cannot recommend it enough, it changed my life.

Full title is

Body For Life
12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength


by Bill Phillips, Michael DOrso


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