The # 1 reason most people say they cannot afford personal training is the cost. I completely understand this reason – money is tight right now for a lot of people.
But I had a client say to me the other day “I can afford personal training now that I am not spending $100 per week on beer and cigarettes.” This got me thinking about how many unhealthy ways we tend to spend our money.
Here is a Quick Quiz to find out how much you are already spending to Decrease your Health and Increase your Waistline.
Do you smoke? Y N
cigarettes cost about $5 per pack. 1 pack per day = $150 monthly / $1800 year
add in the health costs, social stigma, and insurance = $10,000 per year
Watch TV? Y N
the average American watches 4 hours of tv per day, 28 per week, 1,456 yearly even assuming your time is worth $10 per hour you lose in productive time…
$40 a day, $1,120 per month, $15,000 per year
$60-$90 for cable = $700-$1,000 per year
advertising stuff you don’t want / need = ?
Go Out to Eat? Y N
the average American goes out to eat 1 in 5 meals, or 4.2 times per week
at $8 per meal = $33 per week, $1,700 per year
Buy Junk at the Grocery Store? Y N
our clients save on average $150 dollars per month shopping healthy
that is about $1,800 per year
Drink Energy Drinks / Sodas? Y N
the average soda drinker consumes 7 twelve oz sodas daily
that is 239 Gallons of soda per year = 408,000 sugar calories
at 50 cents a can, that is $3.50 per day (also 1 energy drink)
= $105 per month or $1,200 per year
Drink Alcohol? Y N
$30-$40 each time you go out, average 2 x week = $3000 per year
Your Total Health Destruction Cost for the Year = ?
People buy what they want, Not what they need or can afford! Maybe personal training is out of reach for you right now, but eliminating any ONE thing from the above list would way more than pay for our best “Get Started Right!” package!
Investing in yourself is smart – paying for your own self destruction is just plain stupid!