As soon as it hits January, gyms, trainers and instructors offer these amazing discounts to get our business: 10$ gym memberships, 50% of training etc.
I have been known in the past to offer the occasional free session here and there but generally my rates are always the same. The reason:
I know how much time and effort I put into my clients programs, their day to day questions and being accountable to them for all aspects of their fitness goals.
This article is not about me and my value however. I am here to warn you that in the fitness industry you get what you pay for. A 10$ gym membership means that they are playing on volume of new members which means crowded and over loaded gyms. Not to mention they are hoping that you do not actually show up everyday as the facilities couldn’t handle it!
If you are an experienced gym goer then maybe you can wade through the masses and hammer out your workout but as a beginner you could be totally lost.
I’m obviously biased towards small studios and personal training but that doesnt mean you always get what you need fitness wise. If someone is offering 20$ personal training sessions, ask yourself how much time and effort have they put in if they are charging less then half of the average price of an experienced trainer. I’m not saying all lower priced trainers are bad, not at all, just make sure you do your due diligence to make sure the trainer is certified and experienced enough to make help you safely reach your goals.
Most qualified trainers I know pay upwards of $1000+ in courses, certifications and conferences per year. So take that into account when looking at rates and training plans.
Long story short in fitness as in life you get what you pay for. Hire an experienced trainer or join a higher priced but more staffed gym and enjoy all that fitness has to offer!