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26 Oct 2006

getting back into it
I'm looking for someone that can help me get back into shape and fittness levels again. I had my second child a year ago, and cannot seem to get back to where I was befor I had him. Its so fustrating! I used to cycle and switched to running 4 years ago and have done a couple of halfs and 10's. But I think I'm pushing myself to hard and braking down rather that building up! And I've got so 5 kg's to loose still!
MBI is 24, and body fat is 25. Which is not that bad but not what I was used to. I would like to run a 1/2 in under 2 hours again and just be toned. I do Pilates so 2 -3 per week aswell for an hour. Can you perhaps recomend anyone in the somerset west area that can help me? The Gym's people are really uselless!! Been there done that! But I still go 5 times a week!

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01 Jan 0001

Hi Nina

I hear your frustration, but I do think that once you are in a gym, there must be someone there who can assist. I do believe that in many instances (not all) the staff at the gym are only equipped for general training advice - I'm not sure what your particular concern with them is, or why you feel they are useless, but your request is not that unique that somebody should be able to assist. Now, in the gym, there should be a trained biokineticist who is more than capable of advising. Therefore, the issue may not necessarily be that they are not capable, but rather that they are not committed enough to helping you or giving you the attention you need. In that case, you should actually put in a complaint, in my opinion, to sort it out, because I do know of situations where trainers do take the soft option when it comes to giving training advice.

Not that any of this helps you of course, it's a digression! What I think you should do is speak specifically to the biokineticist at the gym, if you haven't already. They will be able to help you. However, I'm still a bit in the dark about what the exact problem is - they should be able to assist you, it's relatively easy, but perhaps you are looking for something else? Do you need someone at your training sessions to guide you and support you DURING training, or do you want someone to give your training to you and then leave you alone? Because that makes a big difference.

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