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How Working With a Personal Trainer Can Save You Money


pile of moneyWe’ve all done it.

You decide to start a “do-it-yourself” project only to find that it took much longer and cost much more than you anticipated, primarily because you lacked the knowledge and experience to do it correctly on your own.

After repeatedly struggling and failing to achieve the result you were hoping for, you finally end up calling a professional to finish the job. What’s even more frustrating is that you realize it would have been cheaper and faster to hire a professional in the first place.

That’s right, working with a professional Personal Trainer can save you money!

This scenario plays out on a regular basis with home improvement projects, auto repair, and fitness programs.

So, how can hiring a professional Personal Trainer help you achieve your health and fitness goals in a cost effective manner?

You want a physical change; a change that you haven’t been able to achieve on your own.

A Personal Trainer is the professional who can help you achieve that change in the most effective and efficient manner.

A Personal Trainer Can Save You Money

Here’s how:

The first thing that I’ll do with you as a new client is a fitness assessment.

This includes reviewing your health history, exercise and lifestyle habits, and listening to what your specific goals are.

We may also measure your blood pressure, measure skin folds so that I can calculate your body composition, do a submaximal VO2 test to establish your aerobic fitness, look at your flexibility and musculoskeletal screening to see what your strengths and weaknesses are, etc. The exact assessments depend on your specific goals and interests.

Athletes get additional assessments such as maximal strength, power, agility, speed, etc. depending on their specific sport, goals and abilities.

From the assessment, I know exactly where you are starting from. I know what your specific needs are, whether your goals are realistic or not, your likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, and whether or not you are actually ready and willing to do the work necessary to get the job done.

We then also have a measuring stick to compare future results so that I know if the program that I design for you is working as well as it should be.

Get a Customized Program – Just For You

Based on the assessment results, I can then design a customized program  to get you exactly where you want to go as safely and efficiently as possible.

Think of it as giving directions on a map: the assessment tells me where you are starting from, your goals tell me where you want to go. It’s up to me to help you get from point A to point B in the most efficient manner.

Without the assessment or map, most do-it-yourselfers end up wandering aimlessly by doing someone else’s workout and hoping for the best (usually without success).  They’ve wasted time, perhaps gotten injured in the process, and are frustrated because what they were doing for the last several months didn’t work.

Do the Math

The current average cost of assisted living in the Twin Cities is approximately $5000/month. Skilled nursing is double that.

That’s not a typo.

And those costs increase at a rate faster than inflation.

Or, you could invest $5000 for a year-long program that gives you the knowledge and coaching support for developing healthier eating habits, sleep, stress management, and get a comprehensive customized fitness program.

If your progress allows you to delay needing assisted living for even one month, you’ll have gotten the return on your investment. If you delay needing assisted living by two years, you’ll have saved more than $120,000.

Ideally, you may be able to live independently for the duration of your life, live a better quality of life, and save $5000 for every month you’re still living at home.

I’ll take that kind of return on my investment any day!

It’s Up to You

How much is your health and fitness worth to you? Save yourself some time and money – reap the rewards of hiring a professional in the first place.

Get a customized program designed just for you so that you can start getting the results that you want. And save money in the long run.

If you are in the Minneapolis area, contact me today to get started!

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