It seems like being told what to do would make physical fitness easier. "Pick up that weight and do ten reps. Then put it down and run on the treadmill for one lap." On one level, it does make it easier because there's no guesswork involved. But it doesn't make the physical task any easier. Even guided drudgery is still drudgery. What makes this better? Is it merely a result of your trainer's training style? Maybe. But the real problem is often not the programming itself. It'