Many view personal training as an expensive luxury that is beyond their reach.
However, the recent rise of fitness blogs, written by experienced personal trainers, has created a unique situation in which affordable personal training is more accessible than ever before.
Today, with a little research, an Internet savvy fitness enthusiast can put together an astonishingly effective fitness program that will help meet her fitness goals, without straining her bank account.
The following lists just some of the many ways you can find cheap personal training:
Take Charge And Train Yourself
The only thing better than cheap personal training is free personal training!
If you are ready to take charge of your health, and finally get in shape, but can’t afford the high cost of a gym membership or the high cost of professional personal training look for ways to train yourself.
Attempting to train yourself will take a great deal of time and effort but it is worth it.
The best way to learn to become your own personal trainer is to research a number of fitness blogs and take advantage of the many free resources fitness bloggers create for their readers. Often, these free resources include everything from free healthy recipes and downloadable food journals to free printable workouts that you can implement using a few pieces of basic fitness equipment.
Creating a fitness-oriented Pinterest board is one of the best ways to keep all of your new fitness information organized.
Check out my collection of Free Printable Workouts
Hire An Online Personal Trainer
If you don’t have the time to put together your own fitness program, or have specific physical concerns that need to be managed by a professional personal trainer, hiring an Online personal trainer is the ideal option for you.
Online personal training is extremely affordable and effective. The only drawback of Online personal training is the fact that it is conducted entirely Online. Therefore, in order to get the most out of your Online personal trainer, you need to have a degree of technical knowledge and be Internet savvy.
What you can expect from your Online personal trainer:
- Communication via email
- Communication via video chat
- Communication via other technical means such as a specially designed App
- Personalized fitness and nutrition plans that you implement alone
- Fitness assessment most likely conducted via an Online questionnaire
- Fitness and weight loss goals tracking
- Fitness motivation
Recruit A Workout Buddy To Train With You
If you have a gym membership and are looking for a discount on personal training consider recruiting a friend to train with you.
Most gyms offer “partner-discounts” to couples who wish to hire a joint personal trainer. These discounts do not just apply to romantically-involved couples but to any two patrons willing to train together.
To get the most out of a joint personal training session make sure you pair up with a workout buddy who has similar fitness goals as you. This is because if the two of you have drastically different fitness goals, your trainer will have a hard time meeting both of your fitness needs at once.
Join A Personal Training Class
If you are not able to recruit a friend to train with you, consider enrolling in a personal training class.
Personal training classes are similar to group fitness classes in the sense that a large group of people train together. These types of personal training classes eliminate the awkwardness of being led around the gym by a personal trainer and offer a number of cross training opportunities.
However, unlike group fitness classes, personal training classes last only about 4-6 weeks, require an enrollment fee which is lower than the cost of one-on-one personal training, and are conducted by a group of personal trainers.
Pay Per Session Not Per Hour
Lastly, if you feel that the traditional type of one-on-one personal training offered by most health clubs is the ideal option for you, make sure that your purchase contract requires you to pay per session and not per hour.
This is because most personal training sessions tend to last a little longer than designated. For example, it is not uncommon for a 30-minute personal training session to last 35 minutes. However, at some health clubs you may end up paying extra (per 5 minutes) if your session runs into what is called “overtime”. This is not a common practice since it is not well received by most gym patrons. However, it does exist. Therefore, you should be careful to avoid it.
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