Q: I used to have a personal trainer, but I’m too broke to go back to training three times a week. Is there anything I can do to have the trainer experience that won’t be too tough on my wallet? Gemma, 24
Omar Al-Duri says: When you’re working with a personal trainer you should always feel as if you’re learning, so that eventually when you do reach your goals or take a break you can include what you’ve learnt in your daily lifestyle. Two options that will help you stay ahead of the game and are kinder to your wallet, include online applications with fitness enthusiasts or group training sessions in a class format. Several gyms in the UAE, including platform-3.com, now offer this option. Ask at reception next time you visit. They are not as expensive as a personal training session and it is something that you can control without any contracts.
Omar Al-Duri, BSc Sports Science and Education. Voted SHAPE’s Personal Trainer of the Year 2011.