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    Thumbs up The Importance of Trainers and Training Partners

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    I wrote a new blog about the importance of trainers and training partners. It's got a fun video, too - enjoy!
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    Al, do you prefer we comment on your blog or on here? I suppose we could do both, but if you had to choose one, would you rather blog traffic/comments?

    I loved the part where the other guy just came in and did a quick human flag! That kinda summed up my brief experience in New York -- NYCers are a damn friendly bunch!
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    Hey Patrick- glad you liked this one. The guy who walks by is a friend/training partner of ours who just coincidentally happened to be passing through and wanted to get in on the fun - he didn't even realize I was taping!

    Btw, comments are welcome wherever you feel comfortable leaving them, but I prefer getting comments on the blog post itself. Thanks.
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    Hmm, the site doesn't seem to be loading up for me this morning...

    EDIT: Nevermind, working now...
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    Yeah I've been having some issues with my server today (dreamhost). Glad you were finally able to see it - thanks for your patience!
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

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    I agree with all of that.

    I love using a trainer... it's awesome. Having a pro check your form, push you to the limit, etc... is great.

    I hurt my back a while back and despite the chiro/pt... the thing that really fixed it was doing about 10 30 min one-on-one sessions with a pilates instructor. Then i added in yoga to my routine. Back fixed (core is stronger than before injury) and it was worth every penny.

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    I have to say, working out with my sister yesterday was the best workout I've had in a long while. It's so much better when you have someone to train with. I wish we could make it a regular routine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurb999 View Post
    I hurt my back a while back and despite the chiro/pt... the thing that really fixed it was doing about 10 30 min one-on-one sessions with a pilates instructor. Then i added in yoga to my routine. Back fixed (core is stronger than before injury) and it was worth every penny.
    Similar scenario for me - I'd just switched from 1:1 sessions to boot camps with my trainer (longer sessions for less money), when I hurt myself (high ankle sprain on my left ankle and torn MCL on my right knee). After a few weeks to get to the point where I could do PT, I did PT (paid out of pocket so I could get high-quality PT) supplemented by PT on my own at home, and back to 1:1 sessions with my trainer. Because I'd worked with them for so long, I knew I could trust them to work with me and help me in my rehab and push me (thoughtfully) back to full functionality. They helped keep me honest and moving forward post-injury when I was getting really discouraged.

    In general, working with a trainer for the last 2+ years has been the best investment I've ever made.
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    Nice blog.

    I'm curious - have you done a blog entry on how to find the right trainer for you? I have my thoughts based on my own experience but I'm curious as to what you recommend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurb999 View Post
    I agree with all of that.

    I love using a trainer... it's awesome. Having a pro check your form, push you to the limit, etc... is great.

    I hurt my back a while back and despite the chiro/pt... the thing that really fixed it was doing about 10 30 min one-on-one sessions with a pilates instructor. Then i added in yoga to my routine. Back fixed (core is stronger than before injury) and it was worth every penny.
    Congrats on your recovery - grok on!

    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Renata View Post
    I have to say, working out with my sister yesterday was the best workout I've had in a long while. It's so much better when you have someone to train with. I wish we could make it a regular routine.
    I know, right?

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    In general, working with a trainer for the last 2+ years has been the best investment I've ever made.
    I love reading stuff like this. You've obviously got a great trainer!

    Quote Originally Posted by ennasirk View Post
    Nice blog.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by ennasirk View Post
    I'm curious - have you done a blog entry on how to find the right trainer for you? I have my thoughts based on my own experience but I'm curious as to what you recommend.

    I haven't gotten into this on my blog, but I do discuss it a bit in my book...which everyone should get a copy of.

    I'd like to hear your story though if you want to tell us.
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

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