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Is Hiring a Personal Trainer worth It?

Updated on March 12, 2014

There are situations when hiring a personal fitness trainer is a complete waste of money. On the other hand, sometimes it certainly worth it! Join the discussion, see what other people are saying about it and share your personal opinion with the world.

I have been writing about health and fitness (primarily for women) for around a couple of years now. The majority of my fitness tips are based on my personal research and experiences. I used to read a lot of fitness articles and books from the world famous fitness experts regularly. I also actively participate in many health forums in order to learn from the other people’s experience. Today, while visiting Yahoo Answers, I came across a question; is hiring a personal trainer worth it? Before proceeding further with my opinion about the topic I would like to share what other people replied to the said question. Moreover I invite you to join the discussion. Please share your valuable thoughts in the comment section at the end of this page.

Some Opinions from the Yahoo Answers Community

  1. Type a fitness related term into google or any other search engine and you will get tons of free information that covers everything from simple diet tips to achieving a perfect feminine shape.
  2. Everyone across the globe has an easy, 24/7 and free access to all the information needed to achieve fitness goals, does it makes sense to hire a personal fitness trainer?
  3. Hiring a certified personal trainer could be very expensive. Why should anyone pay to a nutritionist just to learn what can be learnt free of cost on the internet.
  4. It is difficult to evaluate the authenticity of the information available on majority of the websites. Hiring a personal fitness trainer is not affordable for everyone either. I suggest you to buy a fitness guide prepared by a well reputed fitness expert. These guides usually come with a DVD for practical examples in order to better explain everything outlined in the book. Amazon is the largest and most trusted source to buy this type of DIY fitness guides. I believe this cost-effective option to be a good alternate of hiring a personal trainer.

My Personal Opinion

I have read many books and articles from the world class fitness experts. I have successfully lost almost 30 pounds without hiring a personal trainer for me. But I don’t think that the level of my knowledge is equal to a person who has spent years in the field to become an expert and has applied his knowledge on dozens (if not hundreds) of his clients.

Though it is not necessary to hire a fitness expert for everyone. But sometimes it pays to hire a more specialized help. For example; football clubs could save millions of dollars a year by simply cutting the post of fitness expert.

In my next hub, I’ll share some other benefits of hiring a personal trainer. Please share your opinions in the comments section below.

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