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Postby flyingfoxx » Mon, 17 Dec 2007 10:30 am

Anyone using a personal trainer here? How does it work? Do you have to be member of a gymn? How do they charge monthly/hourly/session? I want to try one but I've heard it can be very expensive :( And after all that money is it really worth it? Please share your experiences.

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Postby chixchix » Mon, 17 Dec 2007 1:32 pm

Get a disciplined buddy and hit the gym .if possible everyday.
Always have a smile on that face!

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Postby EZFIT » Wed, 19 Dec 2007 10:27 am

Personal Training session normally cost anywhere from $60 to $120 depending on the trainer.Packages are much cheaper.There are 2 kinds of trainers.One of which are trainers who are attached to gyms.The other one is a mobile trainer,in other words,a freelance trainer.Is it necessary to have a personal trainer?You want to ask yourself what your goal is and is it lack of motivation that you are seeking a trainer or do you want to start of on the right foot.There's a whole spectrum of reasons to look at.At the end of the day,you should feel your money well spent and should be seeing improvements.That's what i call a good trainer.

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Postby mayflower » Thu, 20 Dec 2007 1:35 pm

i lack motivation and discipline......... =p

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Postby EZFIT » Fri, 21 Dec 2007 12:56 pm

Getting a trainer for the new year might be a good option for you.Do a trial session to see how comfortable you are with the trainer.

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Postby Eze » Sat, 22 Dec 2007 3:18 am

ah.... when i have the money..... I'll get a trainer to get me in tip top shap~~~~~ hehe

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Postby time » Sat, 22 Dec 2007 3:24 am

You just gotta be disciplined enough to go regularly and also know the right exercises to work out different areas.

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Postby OPT » Mon, 24 Dec 2007 9:17 pm

Be careful of the quality of the trainer you get. 95% of trainers in Singapore are of very low quality.

If you are going to spend money on a trainer make sure it's well spent.

Make sure the have a money back guarantee.... if not don't even think about using them.

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Postby ajspy43 » Tue, 25 Dec 2007 12:56 pm

i don't agree with what OPT said that 95% are the low quality.
I have been a trainer for the pass 7 years and i dont have any complaint from all my client since then.
doesn't mean that you are promoting yourself and you said that the rest are low quality.
the least im secure with my career in a 5 star hotel gym rather than you

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 25 Dec 2007 1:57 pm

ajspy43 wrote:i don't agree with what OPT said that 95% are the low quality.
I have been a trainer for the pass 7 years and i dont have any complaint from all my client since then.
doesn't mean that you are promoting yourself and you said that the rest are low quality.
the least im secure with my career in a 5 star hotel gym rather than you


I would say you just stuck your foot in it.

Anecdotal evidence would probably support OPTS statement (but maybe not as high as 95%). The complaints I've hear on forums (not just this one) would tend to support his statements and not yours.

Additionally, if all you can do is work in a hotel gym, I'd keep my mouth shut. If you are not good enough to strike out on your own, then you are just a working stiff on a job. You ride on your hotel's reputation and not on your own.

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Postby ajspy43 » Tue, 25 Dec 2007 3:52 pm

im not just working in a hotel gym i also do freelancing to my client condo gym. the most important thing as a trainer is to be reliable and also as an educator. i work hard to what i am now who runs the operation for an international chains hotel and even trains my client oversea.
im not riding on my hotel reputation as what you think.
im just speaking on behalf of all the personal trainer who are qualified in singapore with a high quality and reputation in singapore.
how can he just condemed the quality of trainers here in singapore, who go for courses like acsm, ace or even who have degree in sports medicine.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 25 Dec 2007 4:32 pm

Do you know what his qualifications are? Just curious, as all of his qualifications are not listed on his site.

Oh, as a side note, maybe you are a good trainer. He didn't say the ALL were bad did he. As far as qualifications are concerned, they don't, a good trainer, make. They only get you a qualification. The reliability and respectability and reputation are from the person, not the paper. If you are as good as you say you are, then you should already know exactly what I'm talking about as well. If you are saying that your are that good, then you are putting yourself up there on that same pedestal aren't you? Or are you saying that if one gets a piece of paper that automatically makes them good? :o

Anyway, I'm not defending him and with that, I will let him respond for himself should he deem is necessary to bother with such trivialities.

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Postby princessli » Tue, 25 Dec 2007 9:20 pm

mayflower wrote:i lack motivation and discipline......... =p


get a cute trainer Lol

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Postby Eze » Tue, 25 Dec 2007 11:47 pm

princessli wrote:
mayflower wrote:i lack motivation and discipline......... =p


get a cute trainer Lol


hahas. thats a great idea!! :D

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Postby OPT » Thu, 27 Dec 2007 9:54 am

ajspy43 wrote:im not just working in a hotel gym i also do freelancing to my client condo gym. the most important thing as a trainer is to be reliable and also as an educator. i work hard to what i am now who runs the operation for an international chains hotel and even trains my client oversea.
im not riding on my hotel reputation as what you think.
im just speaking on behalf of all the personal trainer who are qualified in singapore with a high quality and reputation in singapore.
how can he just condemed the quality of trainers here in singapore, who go for courses like acsm, ace or even who have degree in sports medicine.


Now claiming ACE to be a quality course says it all....

If you are as good as you say you are why not come down to my gym and we'll see what you really know - or more like what you think you know.

If you are as good as you say then I am looking for someone to take run my facility when I move to LA. Pay will be a lot better than what you getting now.


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