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I Have a Personal Trainer... Because I Suck at Math...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

So I finally used the free personal training session that my gym offers with my membership. I liked my trainer immediately, and for some reason, being told what to do made strength training really bearable... almost fun....

So when she suggested follow up sessions, I didn't hide my wallet away as I had planned to do, especially when I heard that they offered half hour sessions. And if you buy a series of 10, you get a steep discount! How could I resist?

The man at the desk showed me the rate: $49 per session if you bought ten. I did the math quickly in my head... ten sessions at $49 per session... 149 dollars! I can afford that!

I pulled out my credit card and he brought me the receipt, and I immediately realized my error. Ten times forty-nine is most definitely NOT one hundred forty-nine.... definitely not.
But I couldn't let him see that I didn't even have the math skills of a first grader, so I signed the stupid receipt.

I had better really, really, REALLY like my personal trainer.
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    Ouch -- that sounds like something I would do!

    You'll just have to make a point of making every session worth that $49. Good luck!!! And remember to have fun!

    2772 days ago
    more motivation to stick with it! good luck!
    2773 days ago
    well it stinks that it costs so much but on the brightside at $49 dollars a pop you know you won't be slacking off on any of your appointments. Good Luck
    2773 days ago
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