Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Stephanie's Tips on Stretching your Fitness Dollar

Is your health important to you? People often list the most important things in life as health and family but do not live accordingly. Do you let things get in the way of your goals? Are you making excuses? Where is your health on your priority list and what are you doing to improve the quality of life?

The actions that we take now are directly affecting the quality of our lives in 10, 15, and 20 years. Missing yet another workout and continuing with bad eating habits are grounds for a gut check. A fitness professional might be just the thing you need to help you to reprioritize and get a game plan to help you to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. A fitness professional can also give you a personalized workout that helps you meet your needs and goals as well as keeps you motivated and exercising safely. Sometimes this can get pricey so if your pockets aren’t as deep as they used to be, there are some ways that you can stretch your fitness dollar:
  1. Come in with goals so that your time with your trainer is efficient
  2. Ask for discounts or promotions
  3. Ask for at home workouts and exercises you can do on your own
  4. Bring a friend in to workout with you and split the cost
  5. Spread out your sessions by doing less frequently
  6. Take classes that are free at your gym
  7. Make sure you are doing your homework so that you get the most out of each session
  8. Give your trainer referrals in exchange for free sessions

Remember that your exercise program is ultimately your responsibility, you can get assistance from the most expensive, most experienced trainer but if it is not a priority, you will not get the most out of it!

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