I'd like to run a question by the Forum. Let me say right from the start that this is not a "money" question or a "why do you want to waste your money!" question or even a "Hey...you're paying the money, so f***k what they think!" question. It's a question of what you guys feelings are independent of the money aspect.
I would like to hire a Personal Trainer. The reason is not to provide me with a diet, or workouts, or any other basic advice. It would be to "push" me, help motivate me to the "next level", spot me on the heavy lifts and to do it all on a consistent basis. I guess sort of a "paid training partner". (By the way...we can learn from everyone, so I will also be open to good advice).
Well...why not just get a good training partner? Inconsistency. I have my Posse that I went to High School with, and I love those guys. But as I?ve told you before, these guys 1) have physiques already that people would die for, with the staples of their diets being almost the same as in High School! (Pizza, Big Macs, Chips and Kit-Kats!) and 2) they mostly chit-chat when we workout, and are real inconsistent with their workouts. (They are still my boys, though!)
And of course, somebody will argue, "Why can?t you just do it all yourself?"
Again, that isn't the question; this is:
For those of you who are Personal Trainers (or know of the business), what do you think of the person who may not want to use all of your expertise, but instead just needs that consistent training partner and is willing to pay for it? Is it even a "cool" thing to ask for or does it fall under the category of "wow...another jerk who thinks he knows it all!" In other words, is it even proper "etiquette" to ask a trainer for such a service?