One major reason people decide to forego any personal training or even explore it is because of the cost. I will be honest-- yes. It's expensive. At what cost though is your health worth?
The average American spends $232 a month eating outside the home. AMERICAN. Not plural. This meals for a family of 4 you are spending almost $1000 a month on eating out!
A typical dinner in our household consists of a lean protein, a veggie and a complex carbohydrate. An example would be grilled chicken breast, roasted broccoli or green beans and sweet potato, rice or whole wheat/brown rice pasta. I buy in bulk and prepare large dinners like this a week to provide meals for the remainder of the week for Jason and I to take for lunches. Each meal breaks down to approximately $2.
Our personal training sessions cost anywhere from $12.50 for a small group to $60 for a one on one session. This includes a full nutrition plan as well as overall health and wellness coaching. You may think that coming to personal training once a week is not beneficial but in actuality it increases motivation, sets a goal for the week and keeps you accountable to your trainer each time you see them. This is a great options for those on a tight budget.
As always, we offer a complimentary consultation and 30 minute workout to all new clientele. You are not going to feel pressured. We aren't going to try and bargain with you or make you feel like you are trapped. We love what we do and we hope that by giving us a chance to share our passion with you, you will see the benefits in starting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle!
We have been asked when we will be offering early morning classes for those of you who are looking to get a pre-work workout in. I am happy to announce starting in October we will be offering 5:30am classes on Tuesday and Friday mornings! Taking RSVP's now as we know these classes will fill quickly! Comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org so reserve a space!
As we quickly approach our 5 year anniversary here at Emerge, I reflect back on why I decided to devote my life to helping others with weight loss and nutrition goals. Basically it came down to this: "If I can do it, then honestly anyone can." Sounds silly and simple enough right? Let me explain. I have never been an active person. I did not play any sports nor could I even kick a ball without the possibility of missing it completely and falling right on my behind. After having my second child in 2009 I looked in the mirror and did what most women do-- I picked myself apart. I knew that I didn't like what I saw and I decided it was time to do something about it even if I didn't really know what that meant. I started doing some simple cardio on the machines at the gym & watching what I ate. I was losing weight but still wasn't really getting the results I wanted. As part of my membership sign up I was given 3 personal training sessions. During these sessions I used my time to ask questions on proper form, technique and how to use the equipment. I am a pretty quick learner so I took this information and the skills given to me and started to do resistance training. The changes in my body were almost instant. That 'loose' feeling I had was becoming a distant memory as I noticed the tone in my arms & legs and even booty and I felt amazing. I was in the best shape of my life after 2 kids and 25 years of life! Flash forward a year and I was stepping on stage for the first time in a figure bodybuilding competition. My point in all of this is that if someone like myself can do it than I knew I could provide the tools to someone else who didn't think they could either. You know that feeling you get when you learn something or hear some great news and want to share it with someone? That is basically how I feel everyday doing what I do. I take my knowledge and excitement about fitness and nutrition and I get to share it with my clients!
I have worked with a lot of people and the most common thing I notice with clients that really struggle with weight and food is this: "I am not enough." Not good enough, not worth enough, not strong enough. Not enough time. I 100% believe that this is something we tell ourselves to sabotage ourselves in fear of failure. I have had many successes and many failures in this life but when I finally realized that If I don't focus on myself than how can I be anything to anyone else. At the end of the day even if I failed, at least I tried. Not trying, in my eyes, is so much worse than failure. Life is so short and I don't ever want to look back and wish I would have done something I know I probably could have just because at the time I was scared. Fear can be a very powerful tool in success! Fear drives us in many different ways but if you can harness that fear and use it for your benefit you would be amazed at what you are capable of!
Moral of the story: Hey! You are worth it! You are worth the time, the money, the sweat and even maybe the tears because I promise you. You wont regret trying.