Personal trainers on the cheap – GetFit News
Want to get the motivation and results a trainer can offer–without draining your savings? Here’s how:
Train with a group. Team up with a friend or two and split the cost of your sessions, if the trainer is open to it (just ask). You should still get enough personal attention to make it worth-while, and may even benefit from the extra motivation that exercising with a buddy often sparks.
Try half-hour sessions. Spend a solid 30 minutes accomplishing the tough stuff with your trainer, and do cardio on your own time.
Buy in bulk. It may seem pricey at first, but many trainers will cut their per-session fees dramatically if you sign up for 10 or 20 workouts with them up front. The bonus? You’ll be more likely to stick with the program if you commit in advance.
Become your own trainer. If you can’t afford tons of one-on-one training sessions, pay for as many as you can to get started. Once you’ve established a program and learned the exercises–as well as guidelines to progress-you can break out on your own. (You also can use the exercises you find in Shape to mix things up.)
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