When I first started out as a fitness coach working in big box gyms, I came across many different members that I consulted with. They wanted to look better, feel better, lose weight, gain muscle, or fit into that outfit hanging in the closet from ten years ago. The list goes on and on.
If you’ve signed up for a membership to a gym before, you probably were asked if you wanted a free consultation (free workout) with a trainer at that gym, or maybe you even did the consultation. The trainer took you through the workout and then came the best part.
The end of the session. And that’s where you were presented pricing.
The trainer tells you how you can benefit from working with them and how they can help you reach the fitness goal you laid out. You’re excited, ready to begin!
Then you see the prices on the screen (or paper).
“Yikes! I didn’t know that’s how much I’d have to pay”.
Personal training is considered in some ways a “luxury”. Something that we don’t need but if we can afford it, maybe might spend money on.
We all have things that need to be paid, and it isn’t wise to go into debt for things we can’t afford (even though we do at times, but that's another topic for another day).
What we cannot put a price on is our health. If our health is not up to par and it limits us from performing our day to day tasks or how we go about our days, then it needs to be corrected. And if we don’t know the proper steps to take care of our health, then we need to consider getting the help to do so.
After all, having a fitness coach guide us to be healthier and feel better, be more energized, is a lot more cost effective than eventually having to pay for doctor visits, hospital bills, and medication.
So is personal training too expensive?
Sure, maybe. If your health isn’t that important to you.
The real question we must ask ourselves is: how is our health?
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