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Is Personal Training Expensive?

Hello again

I want to tell you all about a conversation I had last week in a chance meeting over coffee with a regular commercial gym user acquaintance of mine.  We were discussing the topic of personal training and his opinion was that it was very expensive.  He didn’t see the point in paying someone to teach him because he had been going to the gym for years, so he knew what he was doing.

As we chatted I asked him how his training had been last year and what he had achieved.  As it turns out he had been doing a mix-up of machines and free weight work, working mostly on his chest and arms.  I asked him who designed the program for him and how long he had been doing it.

He said he had been given a program to follow by one of the fitness teams in the commercial gym he goes to.  After been shown it he couldn’t really understand the writing or what he was supposed to do so he just kind of does his own thing.  Once he gets bored he mixes the exercises up and follows them in a different order and if he really wants to feel the burn he goes to Body Pump.

body pump

As we chatted further he said he was getting frustrated because he was doing loads of abdominal work sometimes for a whole hour and still he couldn’t see his abs.  This was really irritating him because he was eating six small meals a day, having wholemeal toast for breakfast, a bagel for lunch, chicken or fish with some sweet potato or rice at night, and his snack was half-price protein from Holland Barret and bananas.  I asked him where he got his diet plan.  He said he was following one he had adapted from Men’s Health magazine

After he smashed his chest and arms he would go to spin fit three times a week for a cardio and leg workout.

He only drank twice a week on a Wednesday after 5’s with the boys and at the weekend with his girlfriend.  After a hard week working and training they love to eat out and then go pubbing and clubbing.  He did admit that sometimes he gave in to the cravings and had mid-night chips cheese, kebab meat, and spicy sauce.

chips & cheese

Once he had finished complaining about his lack of visual abs I asked him how serious he was about getting lean and ripped.  He told me he was going to the Bahamas in June.  This was due to a great bonus he is getting from work as he had sealed a big deal for his company (he works in the financial services market).  The holiday was a secret for his girlfriend and they were going for 3 weeks.


Being on the beach in shorts was a concern.  Of course, he wants to get loads of photos so he can share them with his Facebook friends; he thinks it important to show the people from school that he is doing well.

I offered him a free taster session and he was a bit reluctant at first then when I described to him the basic mistakes he was making firstly with his diet and then secondly with his training he started to realise his approach was all wrong.

The best thing about this story is by coming on board with DMC and following our coaching not only will he achieve the desire body shape he wants, but he will also learn how to exercise professionally so that he will never make the same mistakes again. We will give him the dietary skills to get lean and ripped and ensure that he attains the low level of body fat he requires.

Another point to consider is when he adapts his lifestyle and cuts back on some of his excesses not only will he be fitter, healthier, leaner, stronger, and happier.  He will also have saved d a lot of the money he is spending so effectively the coaching we give him will pay for itself.

There are so many ways one can adapt what they do weekly to offset the fees a personal private health and fitness coaching program costs.  It all depends on their desire to learn and become more.

So for this new student is the coaching we offer too expensive or out with his budget.  Not at all.  In fact, by coming along and committing to DMC he will achieve a number of goals, key skill sets, and more importantly a body he can be proud of while walking down the beach in the Caribbean and all while he effectively saves money rather than spending it.

As always thanks for reading.

Until the next time

“Strength For Life”


Davie McConnachie

Davie McConnachie is Scotland’s leading health and wellness coach, multi-award-winning gym owner, motivational speaker and the founder of DMC Fitness, a fitness education facility known as the premier choice for 1-2-1 personal training. He has inspired thousands of people to fall in love with fitness – his true purpose and mission in life.

Diving into the world of fitness and wellness has helped Davie to deal with his own trauma and inner demons. He, overcame many dark times using his own unique methods to continue his cycle of healing.