Personal training is a luxury. Not everyone can afford it, even though most people need it.
Like anything else in life, you have to pay for an expert to provide a service for you.. It’s no different then paying an attorney, an accountant, or an IT professional.
If you’ve walked into your local gym and asked how much they charge per session they’ve probably given you a number you felt to be a little too high- somewhere between $60-$120. Not to mention the joining fee $100-$150 and the monthly cost of the gym $80-$100 on top of the personal training session fees it gets pretty expensive quickly.
Keep in mind that 95% of personal trainers are paying rent at the gym they work at. Anywhere from $260-$380 a week, so the reason why they have high training fees is to cover their rent, and not because they are worth it. They have bigger things to worry about than your results. If possible they will try to coax you into a contract and make you pay them a bundle upfront.
As you can see my personal training sessions might not be as expensive as you think. My rates are significantly lower then what other trainers would quote to you at your gym. I don’t put you on contracts, no joining fees or monthly billing. I also have over 15 years of experience, that is a life time worth of experience and knowledge.
This all might sound great to you, but you’re probably wondering where you are going to workout if not at your gym?
I have various and unique gym equipment that I can bring to your apartment, office, or home. I also have my own garage set up with enough equipment to get you a full proper workout. You don’t need a gym with fancy equipment and cluttered space. If you think about it, gyms are a rather novel invention. People didn’t spend hours doing dumbbell curls or walking the treadmills to get in shape in the past.
As an example, you’ve probably seen the movie 300. While that’s Hollywood, keep in mind that the Spartans weren’t spending two hours a day at their local gym. There are plenty of more effective ways to get in shape.
I also consult and approve with doctors, physiotherapists, dietitians and other allied health professionals to create health and fitness programs for all my clients.
5 Things you can cut back on to afford personal training.
1. Buying Coffees-5$ a coffee/5 coffees a week=100$ per month.
2. Beer-Case of beer $50/1 case a week=$200 per month
3. Cigarettes-Pack of cigs $15/2 packs a week=$120 per month
4. Going out for dinner $100-$200/2 times a week=$800-$1600 per month
5. Going out for drinks after work $50-$100/ 2 times a week= $400-$800 per month