My 2 cents - a twice-a-month trainer session CAN be worth it...IF you are willing to kick your own butt the rest of the time.
I had a total of 20 sessions with a trainer, and spread them over several months, meeting with him once a week. We would alternate and focus upper body one week and lower body the next. In each session, he'd develop a program for me that would keep me challenged for the next two weeks...weight and exercises. So every 2 weeks I'd get a new program for both UB and LB.
Then, 2 more times a week, I came to the gym on my own and did those workouts he mapped out for me, so that I was working UB 2 days per week and LB 1. If it was a leg week with the training, I did the UB routine twice in addition. If it was an UB week, I did 1 leg and one UB without him.
Lifting every month or so isn't going to do you any good. But if you find a trainer who is willing to make you a program (they are somewhat hard to find, as obviously a trainer would prefer you work out with them 3 times a week), and you push yourself hard the rest of the time, a few sessions can make a big difference.
Goal Met - 10/28/07
- My Progress Picture Collage - My Goal Story
- Where Have I Been?
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!
Maintained Oct 2007-Sept 2011, then got pregnant. Our baby boy was born in May, 2012...now to lose the baby weight!!