I have a trainer now, and I’ve worked with trainers a number of times in the past, but I don’t feel like I ever really *learned* anything, as far as muscle groups, best ways to work out, etc.
I just always did whatever routine I was given, and I still know those, but I just want to be knowledgeable about the body and muscle.
Also, I like having a trainer right now, but I feel like I’m going to get to a point where the trainers at this gym aren’t going to cut it anymore. I think their clients are mostly older, out of shape people, and while I’m out of shape now, I don’t anticipate it taking me years to lose this weight, so once I do, I want to start doing some legit strength training.
So, I either will need a new trainer, or have the knowledge to create my own workouts.
(Honestly, I like having a trainer. It’s expensive, and I couldjust do it all on my own, but I appreciate the outside pressure. Although I’m starting to wonder if once I’ve lost weight, if a CrossFit type situation wouldn’t be better for me, as I really like group fitness, and the encouragement/pressure that comes from that.)