9 Things I Wish Somebody Told Me About Hiring A Personal Trainer

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It is worth the money

If you get the right trainer, that is.

I’m not going to lie to you, personal training is expensive, and the phrase “you get what you pay for” doesn’t always apply. When I first joined my gym I had two free training sessions at two different branches and the difference was like night and day. While the first trainer looked at my goal weight, told me I could only lose 1 pound a week, and quoted a price for 102 sessions that would make anyone say, “Bish you tried it,” my current trainer actually showed me what he had to offer first.

He walked me through a system showing me how many calories I should have per day depending on how quickly I wanted to drop the weight and how I would log everything I eat to achieve my goal (and so he could watch over me like a hawk) and then offered various packages from 5 to 30 sessions, which was far more manageable mentally and financially. And he did all of this while explaining his certifications and how his rates correlated to his particular expertise. Immediately I wanted to train with him because of that and dropping 29 pounds in 10 weeks tells me I made the right choice (that’s also in contrast to the 16 pounds I lost in eight weeks before hiring him.) So, if you also want to expedite your results and train hard, personal training is the route to go, just make sure both you and your trainer are committed to being accountable to one another and the goals you establish.

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