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Personal Training in NYC

Hello T-Nation Community,

Long time T-Nation reader here.

I am looking to hire a personal trainer to help jump start my training regime, provide structure to my work out, and provide accountability to myself.

Living in NYC, I have found in the city that trainers are extremely expensive (many gyms quote trainers at $100 or more per session for an hour session) and many of them use traditional methods of training, as they cater to an older audience that is not very athletic.

Is there anyone in the T-Nation community that is a trainer in NYC or that has a recommendation for a trainer in NYC that can offer their service at a much more reasonable price?

Thanks!

You might want to tell us what you are training for?

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Al Kavadlo is based out of New York City I believe. Have no idea of his rates and have never met him personally. He has written articles for this site and his training style may be more siuted to what you might have in mind.

There’s gotta be some athletic bootcamp style workouts out there. In this way, you get a small group training potentially with Strength/Conditioning specialists. More affordable too – as long as you pick the right coach in terms of quality.

[quote]Soccergod wrote:
I am looking to hire a personal trainer to help jump start my training regime, provide structure to my work out, and provide accountability to myself.[/quote]
Dude, you’ve asked this exact question in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and now.

In all this time, have you seriously not been able to find one personal trainer to help you? In your 2010 thread, you had two guys from this site specifically tell you to e-mail them to get started. How’d that go?

Either your standards for a trainer are ridiculous or you’re a terrible client. You might just be better off starting a training log here and picking peoples brains as you go.

This seems like a simple solution but it could take work. Create your own training group in NYC. Once you have a group of people training together at no cost add in a fee. Let the group know from the get go you are trying to assemble a team where you can add people until you can all pay a flat rate for share use of the trainer.

Important note. You want people with similar goals. Then advise for team member 2 and 4 will be utilized by everyone. Can you afford $20. Then you need 5 heads. Can you afford 50$. Then you need 2.

Now the trainer can earn what he wants. The team shares the workout and work out advise. You have the needs of the team drawing information out of the trainer so like a forum you can learn from someone else asking today what you would have asked in 3 weeks. You get smarter sooner.

Once the trainer leaves you are left with 2 or 5 trained people looking after each others forum. Looking after each others accountability. Its a small community creation project. If you are in a commercial gym. Select people from there. If not then you should run a craigslist add looking for people to work with based on your goals. Lay it all out.

Colucci is dead on. In addition to what he said, try John Romaniello. Long time trainer, written articles for this place years ago. Knowledgeable.

[quote]Aragorn wrote:
In addition to what he said, try John Romaniello. Long time trainer, written articles for this place years ago. Knowledgeable.[/quote]
No go. Roman personally answered the guy back in 2010 and invited him to contact via e-mail. I’m guessing OP never got around to sending it.