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How to Find a Trainer That Fits Your Budget

written by: chesanekc • edited by: KJ Fitness,Ink • updated: 3/18/2009

So you want a trainer to help you with your fitness routine, but you do not want to spend a lot of money on it. How can you have a personal trainer meet your budget demands? There are ways to find a quality personal trainer that will fit within your budget.

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    Finding a Personal Trainer

    In order to find a personal trainer, you need to determine what your fitness goals are. You may only want to work out a couple times a week, or you may want to work out everyday and need the positive encouragement from your trainer daily. In order to get a trainer, you need to understand the type of physical activity you want to do. A few things to consider in order to find the trainer that will be best for you are as follows:

    • Fitness Goals: You need to determine what level of fitness you are looking to get to. If you want to work out daily, you may need your trainer to be there every day. If you are working to train for a certain event, like a marathon you need to have a trainer there by your side, but if you are looking to have some help to start your fitness routine, you may only need your trainer present once a week.
    • Group or Solo:Will you be working with another person, such as a friend or a fitness group, or will you be working one-on-one with your trainer?
    • Where will you be working out? Will your workout routine happen in the gym, outside or in your own home?
    • The amount of money you are willing to spend on training: Many trainers have different costs because they offer more to the client or because they have more clients. You need to determine which trainer will be able to work with you financially.

    There are many different attributes that a person needs to look for when deciding on a personal trainer that will fit her needs--financially, personally and physically. You want to feel comfortable working out with your trainer, but you also want to be financially comfortable as well. You want to be able to focus on getting fit and working with your trainer, rather than worrying about how much money you are spending.

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    Is Having a Trainer Worth it?

    After you have found a trainer that fits your needs, how are you able to fit them into your budget? You may be excited to start your new workout, but you are nervous about being able to afford the trainer, especially during hard financial times. A huge issue that may be looming could be, "is having a trainer right now smart with the economy the way it is?" Yes, that is a huge concern and a smart one at that. However, if you can fit it in your budget it can really be worth it because you are getting in shape and that will help boost your immune system and help you stay healthy. And if you stay healthy you will not have to worry about missing work being sick or paying for doctor visits.

    Personal trainer rates vary among each other. Some offer a lower rate because they will be working with you and a group and not just one-on-one. There are other trainers that can cost at least $100 an hour because they will train only you and train pretty aggressively. It is really up to you and your fitness needs to be able to find the right trainer for you.

    Many places and businesses are really having it tough with the bad economy and will actually talk with the client or customer in order to fit their budget. Many personal trainers are in the same place financially and want to help their clients. If they help their clients and fit their budget, they will be able to have more clientele. So it is always smart to speak with the trainer and see if they will try to fit your needs. If they don't, ask around. There may be other trainers that are more willing to meet your budget.