So you've been strongly considering working with a Personal Trainer, but you're worried about spending a lot of money on something that is ultimately only short term.
Is it really worth it?
Personal Trainers are for the most part, looked at as expensive gym partners. The typical deal goes like so: You pay a Personal Trainer lots of money to motivate you, keep the workout fun and provide a bit of gentle peer pressure to keep you on track. Hopefully if all goes well, you're in much better shape a couple of months down the line.
Afterwards however, once the programme is over, you go back to the gym with a few new moves that you've learnt and try to look after things yourself a while, only to realise that you've come to rely on the Personal Trainer; you got used to them being there, and despite your best intentions, you didn't ask as many questions as you could of when you were working together.
This leads to slowing and stuttering of progress and likely, the re-hiring a personal trainer again.
This is unfortunately a very common expensive scenario.
And in many ways it is also deliberate on the trainer's part. You see, most trainers, do not want you to be able to operate in the gym without them. After all, this is how they make their money. It simply isn't in their interest to foster real independence in their clients.
So they keep the best bits of information to themselves. I know this to be true as I speak to other personal trainers every day and I've actually been on several Personal Trainer Business Courses where they told everyone in the room to do exactly that. Sadly this attitude is endemic.
Make you dependent; keep you in the dark; ensure you always have to come back for more.
This is where I like to be different.
I think that while it is important to have an excellent workout (and I can assure you I don't go easy on anyone), it is also important to make sure that you are getting knowledge, because it's what you learn that will ultimately enable you to take care of yourself in your life.
Let me introduce myself...
I'm not just here to kick your butt. At heart I am a teacher and I love to explain things (which means I can come off as a bit of a geek) and this feeds deeply into everything that I do as a trainer.
This means that contrary to what you'll find with most trainers, I believe that my sole objective when I start working with a new client is to eventually make myself redundant. To get you to the point where you don't require a Personal Trainer any more because you have all the know-how you need.
If that sounds interesting to you then you should read a little bit further.
In this article we are going to looking at a lot of important stuff. Stuff that you might want to know before getting in touch.
- Are Simple Mistakes Meaning Your Time At The Gym Is Wasted
- More Information About The Guarantee.
- Prices - What's Free And What's Not?
- Where Exactly In Piccadilly Is My Gym?
It's all down below. (click those links in blue above to zoom to a particular section)
However, if like most people you're reading this at work, you probably haven't got time for all that.
You can send a quick email to Nick@NickKinsella.co.uk and I'll get in touch as soon as possible :-)
Is the time you're currently spending in the gym actually being wasted?
Here's something you might not know: Simply working hard in the gym is not enough, and exercising is unfortunately a lot more complicated than you may think.
There are roughly two kinds of exercises in the world.
Category 1: Those that promote the ability of your body to move naturally.
Category 2: Those that promote dysfunction and cause pain and injury.
Knowing which exercises are which, allows you to reverse injuries, reduce stress and create a strong, toned physique. Not knowing the difference could mean that your gym strategy is flawed in a number of areas. Areas that will eventually cause you to have all sorts of problems.
And if you work really hard but on the wrong exercises, you will be developing and ingraining these problems, and largely wasting your time at the gym; meaning you wont get the body you want, and will probably start to damage yourself.
If you wan't some more in depth information about that, I've spent a great deal of time going through these subjects in my blog.
- Are Toning Exercises A Waste of Your Gym Membership?
- Isolation Exercises For Bigger Muscles? - Exposing A Flawed Strategy.
- So You Want To Run Fast? - Part 1: Fixing Your Broken Undercarriage.
You might be worried about parting with your hard earned cash, but you should also be worried about hurting yourself or not getting what you set out to achieve.
What you may need is an education, and this is precicely what I do.
That all sounds great Nick, but you still haven't told me how much it costs, have you?
Okay, lets look at what's involved...
Before a client and I start working together, we always follow the same three step process.
As it says, the Initial Consultation and Assessment are free of charge. This is as important for me as it is for you, because I need time to figure out what makes your body tick before I can develop a good lesson plan customised to help you in particular
Nobody's body is ever the same.
It also gives you a great opportunity to learn a lot of highly effective techniques that you could take away and use in your workouts immediately.
Really at this point, you may feel that you have enough information, and rather than begin lessons on a formal basis, you would like to go and try what I've shown you for a bit first. If that's the case, it's absolutely fine. Like it says above - no obligation.
Alternatively, if you feel that you would benefit from learning more, we now move onto "Paid For" lessons.
(Below, is the most popular of the lesson plans I offer - there are other options which we can talk about if you like, but it's probably easier if we do that in person)
What if I do this and nothing seems to be getting better?
Let me level with you for a minute. I know that going for something like this feels risky; I know that you want to be sure that it will work; I know that you don't want to waste your money. Really I get it, it's a big step to trust someone you don't even know yet.
So how about we reverse the situation? I will take the risk, so that you don't have to.
This is my promise to you.
A lot of people have told me that it isn't wise of me to give guarantees like this, because I could have a load of dishonest people take advantage of it and me!
The thing is, I'm comfortable with it because I have seen so many types of people, with so many different problems over the years, that I'm sure I can help almost anyone.
Plus I find that people are honest for the most part, if you trust them.
Alright Nick, I'm interested in having a chat to you. How do I get in touch?
Just email me at Nick@NickKinsella.co.uk with the words "Personal Training" in the subject line and we can take it from there.
The consultation will likely take place at LA Fitness in Piccadilly shown here. Though other arrangements can also be made so long as you don't live in Siberia (I hear it's very cold there) :-)
Looking forward to hear from you soon.