Thanks for the warm welcome!! PT is amazing, if not a little pricey. I have had everything/tried every fitness fad before i.e buying hot gym clothes so that i feel like going, aqua classes, dancing etc but nothing stuck! The answer? Paying a month in advance!!! That way, if i dont get up for the gym it will cost me $30 an hour! Now that is motivation! ...Seriously though, my PT is great - even though i hate her sometimes. She does constantly push me, and i would never ever work out as hard alone as i do with her. She challenges me. I have weekly weigh ins, and she made me give her my scales so i can only weigh in once a week (as apose to when i have become obsessed in the past and weight two or three or seven times a day.) And she is always on call - like last weekend when she got the 'I REALLY really REALLY want a whole chocolate mud cake and im not just talking about one slice' txt message! She has become a really great friend to, i guess because i see her 5 mornings a week so she knows all about my life, and i can vent through spinning etc - and seriously, any one who can get me (the laziest girl in the world) off the couch and still coming back 5 months later has got to be good! PT is great, I would recommend it to anyone - but i would also definitly tell people to do a kind of 'audition' process first - i cant tell you how many horror stories there were when i was shopping around for my perfect fit. I had so many gym bimbos look at me with disgust, or simply just sit me in a room and tell me all the reasons why being overweight is bad for you and how it is just 'sooo bad for you' (and im like, yep - thats kind of why im here) or those trainers who are like (on the first session) "ok, go home and eat salad and no carbs and do three hours of running before breakfast" and im like, ummm...i had a family sized kfc for dinner last night, and left over pizza from the fridge for breakfast - do you really think i dont know what i should be eating already - the fact is i cant stop - and thats why im here! Dee, my trainer, on our first meeting, simply said 'well done' followed by 'lets get down to business' with goal setting and walking etc. All in all its a great experience - im still far to scared to keep up the gym alone! Wow...that was a bit of a long winded reply!!