Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Hiring A Personal Trainer When On A Budget - Part 2

Since the New Year is upon us and many are pledging to get in shape but have no funds, I decided to repost an article I wrote 2 years ago called, hiring a personal trainer when you are on a budget. I made it into an infographic which you can share this with friends who are thinking about getting assistance with their exercise program.  I added one extra tip, I didn't have the first time around, and that is seeking out bargains on sales sites like Groupon.


I didn't mention Groupon before because I don't like it as a business owner. It is great for the consumer but not so much for the fitness professional. I find that clients are like what a Chris Brown song might say, "These clients ain't loyal".  They tend not to stick with program once the coupon is finished. I could be wrong but that is what I have seen and heard from other fitness business owners.

However, enjoy my tips and Happy New Year.  Do you continue to patronize a company once you have finished with the Groupon?


8 comments:

  1. Awesome tips! What is park district?

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    1. In Chicago they have community centers associated with each park. I thought all cities had park districts LOL.

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  2. These are great tips! I have found that some trainers who have had groupon deals will be willing to work with you on pricing. It helps them cut out the middle man and they are able to weed out fickle folks. #wowlinkup

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  3. Oh man why are you hating on Groupon? I LOVE IT when I remember to buy something off of it. LOL. I learned the lesson of a small group class so now I pay $8 a session vs. $40! #wowlinkup

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  4. I have had great luck with Groupon when it comes to fitness classes. I have actually never had a personal trainer. My current crossfit instructor is the closest thing and I have made huge strides. Should have done it sooner! #wowlinkup

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  5. These are great tips. I have never tried a personal training but am thinking that I need to #wowlinkup

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  6. Great tips here :) I'm not sure if you mentioned this, but I've had clients use their health insurance's wellness reimbursement to get their sessions for free :) #wowlinkup

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