My First Time Experience with a Personal Trainer

Okay! So for years, I’ve never considered myself a girl that goes to the gym. Every now and then, I’ll sign up for a Body Flow or Spin class, but I never go to the gym to do any type of circuit training. I never even knew which equipment to use and how to use it! I felt so cliche signing up for a gym membership in the first week of January. The lure of unlimited spin classes, body flow and pilates pulled me in to sign up!

So, the new gym membership gave me two free personal trainer sessions! I had no expectations, other then learning a few new workouts to add to my core and strength training routine. My biggest goal going into the 2015 running and racing season is to improve the strength and balance in my core. These steps will lead to more efficient running and strengthen my core to prevent injuries!

The personal trainer at my local gym was very easy and encouraging! She spent an hour going through seven workout routines with me! I worked up a sweat!


Bosu Ball

Bosu Ball

The Hour Long Session Included- 3 Sets of 15-20 Reps of Each:

  • Squat to Overhead Press with 12LB Ball
  • Kettle Bell Swing with Squat
  • Pop Squats- Arms Straight Back as You Expolde Up
  • Bosu Ball Planks- Elbow to Hands
  • Red Band-Crossed Over, Two Steps to Each Side
  • Machine: Cable Squat with 17.5 pounds
  • Machine: Leg Press 30 Lbs


12 Lb ball and Kettle Bell

12 Lb ball and Kettle Bell


The hour long session was very beneficial.  I walked away with a solid set of “new-to-me” exercises to use as part of my core strengthening routine, at home or at the gym! The personal trainer also recommended Tabata workouts, which are 4 minutes-20 seconds hard with a 10 second break.  Along with Frog Jump Squats and the Pop Up Squats, Tabata workouts may improve sprinting during running. I’m excited to continue this workout routine 2x a week! 

Have you ever used a personal trainer? Did you learn anything new? Was it beneficial? 


4 thoughts on “My First Time Experience with a Personal Trainer

  1. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes

    I love working out with a trainer. They push me when I would normally get lazy and go home 🙂 Wish I could afford one on a regular basis!


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