Re: So Dang Frustrated!!! Need to vent
I'm with phillydude. I would talk to the Manager and tell them your concerns. Not sure where you live, but I'm not a big Bally's fan and go to 24 hour fitness. They are all probably the same, you just need a better trainer.
Chappyboy is also right, you need to research who your trainer will be. I went in for training because I was recovering from knee surgery. I asked to be put with a trainer who has experience training clients with injuries as well as a trainer who has a degree in Kinesiology (I hope I spelled that right). Mine is a college grad, majored in kinesiology, former college baseball player and has had several injuries. He's patient, doesn't just tell me what I want to hear, he tells it like it is, he can be strict, but not a bully, knows when to push and when to backoff. Your trainer must be a good match with you and what you are trying to achieve or you are not getting your money's worth. I don't see how training once a week will help if you are a beginner. I hope you got a good deal! When I first started, I was with my trainer 2-3 times a week depending on my schedule. I also received some "free" sessions with my new membership, but wasn't restricted to once a week. Now I see him 1-2 times a week, but on days we aren't training together he still "watches" me. A good trainer will care about you and your progress. One who is 45 mintues late or is even a no-show isn't worth your time. If you don't get anywhere talking to the Manger, ask for your money back (a full refund) and check out a different club. Good luck!
Last edited by frustrated35; 04-07-2005 at 09:06 PM.