I have asked around, and so far I can't find a partner to work side by side with me. However, I have a friend who said he'd train me. His offer is I pay for his membership, and he trains me ~5 times a week (no additional charge). If I compared it to that of a personal trainer, he's basically working for ~$3 an hour, if we go 3-4 times a week.
Now, My question to you TL:
Even though I feel a bit weird paying a friend, is his deal worth it?
More so, is having someone train you really necessary / significantly better than doing it by yourself.
If I were to do it myself, where should I start? Learning regimens, form, etc. I do realize that there is a Fitness Initiative thread, but I don't really feel very well guided with the information I find, especially in a field I'm almost a complete stranger to.
Any additional advice is greatly appreciated!