When I tell people I got a personal trainer, they would say, “You don’t need a trainer. Just watch what other people do.” I explained the situation with my shoulder rehabilitation and things then made sense to them. But even if I didn’t have shoulder rehabilitation, a good personal trainer is worth it in the long run.
With what my trainer has taught me, I’m glad I’m not following other people’s examples, because now I see the flaws in their techniques. [color=gray]Oh, that person has the wrong posture and stance. Tsk, tsk, he’s using momentum instead of his muscles to lift those weights.[/color] It’s very important to get competent, qualified trainers, though, because some of them don’t seem to know what they’re doing. I think those are the ones that turn off people toward personal trainers.
It was the same way with ballroom dance and snowboarding… I just had to learn it from professionals.