Something I’m becoming more conscious of lately is that the vast majority of people with a gym membership aren’t actually in a position to use it effectively - and I don’t believe it is their fault either. If you are thinking about getting a gym membership, then it’s probably not what YOU need either. Allow me to explain…
The Problem with the Fitness Industry
The fitness industry is saturated with low-cost gyms, which is great because they provide us access to more gym facilities than ever before for next to nothing. However, there is a major drawback - something I’d like you to consider when deciding on your training plans for 2019.
When you make the choice to get yourself a gym membership, you are normally doing so because you want a particular result. The desired result will vary from person to person: From losing a bit of flab to wanting to feel a bit fitter and more confident.
Your result is what you should be paying for – that is what you thought you were buying. Most gyms aren’t set up to facilitate this though, the only thing they care about is whether you pay your dues each month, not whether you actually achieve your goals. Sound familiar?
What’s the Solution?
Firstly, you have to ask yourself the following questions:
Say, for example, your goal was to learn how to drive. Setting aside the legalities, you wouldn’t just buy a car and head out on the road yourself. Why would you do the same thing when it comes to achieving your fitness objectives?
If you know what you need to do, and you’re getting the results you expected, then a ‘bog-standard’ gym membership is perfect for you!
If not, you need something a bit more results focused. Something that will give you more support and accountability. It will be more expensive than your gym membership, but you will place yourself in the best position to get the guidance and support to achieve your goal.
Think about the amount of money you have wasted over the years…
Can you really afford to go on like that? If the answer is no and you’re serious about actually achieving your goals, be it fat loss, building muscle, or both, in 2019, then set yourself up for success by enlisting a coach to provide you with the support, knowledge, and programming to get you there.
What Options are Available?
Luckily, there are a few options:
Personal training is a tailored service that offers support and guidance based on your individual objective. The sessions are 1:1 which means the primary focus will be working with you to position yourself to achieve your goals.
Semi-Private Group Training
The semi-private group training option gives you the opportunity to work with a group of like-minded individuals who have similar goals. Typically, these sessions would be operated with between 2 and 6 people. Additionally, this option is typically more cost-effective, giving you the opportunity to participate in more sessions, which will position you to get to your goal sooner.
I have limited personal training slots and a small group Strength and Fitness Class starting soon, get in touch now to register your interest, and send you across everything you need to start your 2019 with success!
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Allan Young is a Personal Trainer and coach educator in Glasgow who operates Strength Coach Glasgow and is a 4x Scottish Champion Olympic Weightlifter.