Many Americans today think that having their very own in home fitness trainer is a luxury for those only that are rich and famous. We all know that celebrities like Oprah and Madonna have a fitness trainer yet we rarely stop to think how affordable in home fitness training really is or that we too can have a great trainer that will get exceptional results. We succumb to the idea that a workout DVD or a fitness book will whip us into shape while patting ourselves on the back for the money we think we saved, but our fitness goals never are reached and the book simply is added to the shelf. Worse yet, we may have spent several thousand dollars on a treadmill that we never use except for hanging clothes when we run out of hanger space. The key component we miss is that hiring an in home fitness trainer with the right company will actually save us money and obtain measurable results.
These 5 key components will get you results, teach you how to work out, and eat right while saving thousands of dollars over the course of a year. An in home fitness trainer with some large companies can cost as little as $35.99 per session.
1. An in home fitness trainer comes to you, at your home, and on your time. For one price, they bring the equipment while providing you with an outstanding one-hour workout. By hiring an in home personal trainer, you forego the expensive one year contract of a monthly gym membership, the initial enrollment fee, and the added expense of hiring their on-site trainer. Most people think that it would be less expensive to join a local health club, but in reality, it is actually more expensive. Just think 10 sessions with an in home fitness trainer at a discounted price could be as low as a mere $35.99 per session. Memberships at some of the well-known national gym chains can run a new member a gigantic $299 enrollment fee plus $45 per month on a one-year contract for a total of $839. Most of all, this is without the cost of having a fitness trainer to meet your goals. If you factor that in as well at $65 per session for 10 sessions, you end up paying a whopping $1489.00. For that price, you could have an in home fitness trainer for 37 sessions.
2. By having an in home fitness trainer, you do not need to spend money on equipment that generally does not work. A lot of us watch those shopping channels on TV to order the latest craze equipment that we expect to get us fit and it simply sits under the bed or collects dust in a corner. Even worse, for some of us the treadmill we used once becomes a clothing rack and storage unit. Save money and space by having an in home fitness trainer come to you, bring all the equipment, and once they are done leave with it. No more need to store expensive pieces of bulky equipment that you will never use, because they can show you how to get an effective workout with just a stability ball and a few bands. The Nordic Track treadmill T7, which retails for $799, prices as a “mid range” treadmill without any special features. Why would you pay almost $800 to “go walking” when you can get 20 sessions with an in home fitness trainer for almost that same price? When did it cost to go walking anyway?
3. Driving to the gym, sitting in traffic, and driving back spends gas and wastes precious time. The average American lives 10 miles from a local health club or gym and if you factor in the price of driving to the gym, sitting in long traffic and driving home after a workout, it is still cheaper to hire a fitness trainer to come to your home and provide the service for you. Based on the average of 20 miles to and from the gym and while gas could cost you, on average $2.50 per gallon, it may well cost almost $3 roundtrip each time. If you go 3 days a week, over the period of one year, it will cost about $468.
4. An in home fitness trainer will teach you how to eat healthy and less expensive. Many people think that it means that you have to go on a strict diet that could potentially make you unhappy with a starving feeling all the time. Some people think it means buying expensive prepackaged meal plans, shakes and assorted items from a magical slimming list. An in home fitness trainer can teach you how to visit a fast food drive through, when you have to, leave full, satisfied and healthy for an affordable price. The average shake is $7.00 and pre packaged food runs upwards of $13.00 a meal. If you like to cook at home, an in home fitness trainer can even go to the grocery store with you and teach you how to purchase food that is more healthy and within budget. Today’s American culture reaches for food that is fast, easy to make, and usually from a box, can, or jar that is loaded with fat, salt, calories, and sugar. An in home fitness trainer can help you make solid healthy food choices while reducing your weekly grocery bill. One or two trips with an in home fitness trainer to the grocery store can save you thousands of dollars on your food bill each year.
5. It is hard to find reliable daycare at an affordable price when you want to work out. Childcare at the gym, which is usually staffed with a few teenagers, has relatively no experience with children. By having a fitness trainer come to you, your child is safe within your reach and you can work out with no stress or additional cost. If you hire a local babysitter at $7 per hour to watch your child and you go the gym for an hour with adding in travel time, you could pay an average of $42 a week that equals $2184.00 per year. You could have 60 sessions with a fitness trainer while not leaving your child with a stranger at the same time.
After considering the cost of going to a gym and buying unnecessary equipment, hiring a fitness trainer to meet your fitness goals will save you money. A few sessions with a fitness trainer can cost less than $400, which can teach you a lot while saving you over $5000 in the long run.