I had my first personal trainer session this morning. She was super sweet, and turns out we're both going to school for the same reason (Bachelor's in Health Administration). She had me do 5 exercises, three of which I had never done before.
Inverted push ups made me feel like I was going to fall, because I was terrified the bar wouldn't be able to hold my weight. It did, but that one I felt!
Using the bar to do push ups was a lot easier for me then doing it on the floor. I'm not sure if it's because I'm putting more weight on my feet, instead of my arms...but it did work. I wasn't as afraid I was going to fall because pushing up hard enough got me back on my feet.
Lunges were lunges. Not too difficult. I felt it, but it was easy enough.
Mountain climbers I had never done before. I didn't mind them, it felt kind of silly, lol. The only thing I didn't like was I was holding myself up on something that is rough to keep you from slipping with your feet...so it hurt my hands a little. Otherwise it wasn't too bad.
Ball squats...OW! Squats in general just feel the burn. My legs are still killing me from yesterdays workout, but all in all it was okay. I knew that squats were a good exercise and eventually I was going to have to do them. I like the ball because it didn't put any pressure on my back when I was squatting. (I have lower back issues).
I did all that in 25 minutes. I was impressed how I felt, and she was super sweet. I have her again next Friday (wednesday is Christmas, so they're closed), and I'm actually looking forward to it.
What were your experiences with a personal trainer?