Personal training is too expensive!!
Since I started personal training 2001 I have heard this so many times!!
I usually don’t argue or try to sell people bc if they are shopping price then they probably aren’t just ready yet to commit to fitness.
That’s not always true with every person, for all the real salesman out there that know “Selling 101″ I am probably missing it by a long shot but I’m not a salesman, I am a trainer!!
When a perspective clients calls and wants to know price I tell them $99 consultation fee and monthly workout fees or $5 single sessions they sometimes say wow, “that’s too expensive – Why do you have a $99 fee, can you waive that?”
My reply is NO, because I have to know your health history, you goals, your measurements, strengths and weakness. I just can’t throw you to the wolves and expect you to start losing body fat day 1, there is a process I have to show you, I need to teach you about nutrition for your body and how to workout properly – other “workout places” waive fees bc they don’t care if you come or not, it’s just a numbers game to them. Heck some places don’t care if you even get hurt, they have physical therapists waiting because they know you will!!
GT is different, my well-being depends on you succeeding, if you don’t show up, I don’t feed my family
We need a car to get to work, and get around in, this is what we need
This is what we really want and try to get if we can
If you think paying personal training or GT Fitness is “too expensive” I have 4 questions to ask you
- Is there an unhealthy habit you can remove from your life to make room for your wellness goals?
- How much do you spend eating out a month? Can you go out 2x less a month, so you can afford your wellness/body fat goals?
- How much can you afford, I can make a package to suit your financial needs?
- What’s $xx off of your pay check?
Let’s face it, sometimes people just want a deal!!
I got one of those if you want
Any questions or concerns please email me firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter @NuckolsD, or Facebook David Nuckols – GT Fitness
Trying to solve a dilemma I have with my current fitness business
How can I teach more people to overcome the intimidation & fear factor of coming to a “gym” or “group workout” session?
With the influx on new “gyms” and “trainers” in BG awareness is at an all time high & better than ever. People are wanting to go workout but are intimidated and scared to do it on thier own. When they do muster up enough COURAGE to actually go then they don’t know what it is they should actually do. The only thing they have to go by is watching what other people are doing, then mimicking.
Monkey see, monkey do!!
I grew up playing sports and being in out of gyms lifting, staying in shape with teammates and friends was something we did daily. Once I got to college I fell into Sports Medicine bc “exercise” was easy for me and once I completed my graduate degree I had a good understanding of how the human body moved and functioned and a grasp of what the hell I was actually doing and why I needed to do it. So then I wanted to create an atmosphere were people could come to a gym and workout to get the results they wanted.
Now 2014 my biggest dilemma is with the aging population and the more people who get involved with working out, the emphasis needs to be more personal attention and not bigger gyms and workout groups, people get lost, feel even more intimidated and then create more fear and anxiety.
We have social media to help us connect and learn to cope with our fears and anxieties, when we get around like-minded individuals like ourselves things start to happen, hurdles get jumped, barriers get knocked down and the support spreads to others that need it too.
Whatever your fear of getting in shape or healthy is I would love to learn more about it and find a way to help you help yourself. That’s what I am here for, and that’s why we have a small group studio and that’s my solution to a person’s fitness dilemma.
I’ve had some great clients in the past and they can attest to what I’m saying, when they lose weight they get confident, when I teach them what I learned they get smarter, when I devote time & explain WHY you do this and not that the light bulbs start to go off.
The “ah-ha” moment, that’s when you know you got something!! That’s when people move on and go to the gym by them selves, they leave room for somebody to step up and take their place.
If you are the person who has fear about working out come by the studio and check us out, maybe we can teach you something too!!
Please message or contact me if you have any more questions
People who workout (or train specifically) can endure an iron depletion process called “Sports Anemia” or exercise induced anemia – nothing to be alarmed about if you’re working out bc a result of exercise (especially in the heat) causes the volume of water in your blood to increase and thus lowers your concentration of red blood cells. Red blood cells are the most important hematocrit in our blood bc they carry oxygen to the muscles that we utilize when you exercise for lowering body fat.
People who exercise regularly and then go to give blood may test low for iron, nonetheless the end result of low iron is to increase iron supplementation in your diet. Here some good food sources to consider.
Sources Of Iron in animal and plants
- liver iron-enriched breakfast cereal
- roast beef, steak
- nuts (cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds )
- sweet corn, potato
- eggs lentils,
- baked beans in sauce
- bean soup
- chili with beans
- tuna, white fish
- whole-grain foods
- lean pork, ham
- skinless chicken
- green, leafy vegetables (broccoli, spinach, cabbage)
- dried fruit (prunes, apricots, raisins); fresh fruit
- soy (tofu, soybeans, soymilk)
today I want to post and say something a little more personal. I usually post “business” stuff or things related to health & fitness on my blog & Facebook to motivate & teach the folks at the studio
My posts aren’t for everyone and I know that, plus there is ample room for improvement which makes me very happy as well
I have met so many different people doing personal training in Bowling Green (the mom, dad, wife, kids, girlfriend, grandma-pa, the alone ones, the depressed & happy ones, also the sick, weak, mentally, socially and physically challenged ones too. Don’t forget the lairs, cheaters, rich, poor, religious & atheist to name a few) I am so amazed and blessed to meet you
Most important though and the one I appreciate most about my work dealing with everyday people, and that’s the excuses. I heard them all especially when it comes to this 10 day food challenge
You wouldn’t believe the excuses people give to me why they can’t eat better quality foods!!
It actually infuriates me, what earthly human being would not benefit from healthy daily nourishment to their body and why?
If you have an answer or comment please share – I can list some excuses for you to so maybe you can have a better one next time – Haha jk!!