LA Fitness Personal Training sales pitch
Monday, January 18, 2016
Today, I went to my "Fitness Assessment" at LA Fitness. This is the complimentary session that you get when you sign up for a membership. My appointment was at noon. We went over some basics, most of which I already knew (weight, body fat %, basic importance of nutrition, cardio and resistance training)..... This took about 45 minutes of the hour that we scheduled.
I am well aware of how out of shape I am. I need work on strength, endurance, balance... You name it. Then finally, we did a mini work out. This did not consist of working on any machines. It was more balancing exercises, shaking some ropes, lifting a kettleball, doing a few planks, etc. Total work out time was 12 minutes.
Then we returned to his desk to go over pricing. Of course he mentioned the value of having a personal trainer. Well, of COURSE I would benefit from having one. Who woldn't, right?
Now, let's go over the costs:
Master Trainer = $55 an hour. This involved a 12 month commitment. He discounted the price to $50. So if I went one time a week, that would only cost me $200 a month.
Personal Trainer = $45 an hour. This also involves a 12 month commitment. The discount for this was $40 an hour. So one time a week would be $160 a month.
Sure, it would be beneficial, but with two car payments, a mortgage, tuition for my son to go to school and all the other utilities, food, etc., that's just NOT going to happen.
But let's not think that this is just LA Fitness. This seems to be the going rate. I will post about my other visits to other gyms soon.