How much should I pay for a personal trainer??
I get asked this question all the time, either online or through email enquiries asking how much I charge, how much are sessions, what my plans and pricing are?
If your first question to personal trainer is how much do you charge, then you don't value the service, it's as simple as that. You don't go to a tattooist because they are the cheapest and end up with a crap tattoo and rubbish service, you pick the best one for your design that's going to do a great job and provide an awesome service. The same goes for personal trainer, you pick one that provides and awesome service and will get you the results your after. Your question should be focussed on what can you do for me? how can you get me to goal? I want this, can you help me and how do we go about it?
A good personal trainer that provides a good service will be able to access your needs based on your goals and provide you with a solution to achieving your goal. And yes they may not be within your budget, they may be able to offer you an alternative to suit that such as online coaching or hybrid coaching where they combine online and face to face training.
Personal training is an investment, you wouldn't think twice about investing in to a monthly payment for a car or a phone so why do you not value your health and fitness goals the same way?
If you get a good PT they should provide you with the knowledge and confidence to be able to go it alone either when you have reached your goal or started you in the right direction. I personally work with clients for 8 weeks to 2 yrs depending on what they want to get out of it. It is a financial commitment so ensure that you have the budget for it, but don't skimp on compromise on service and results, there's no point wasting money on a bad bad service and no results - save for the service that's right for you and get everything you can out of it.