With the modern day hectic schedules that most of us keep, it often becomes difficult to find gym time. With the average gym member traveling anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes each way to their gym, it is easy to see why many make the choice of, I will go tomorrow. Add in the time it takes to look gym appropriate, and you can carve out almost an hour for travel and preparation. This often is a deal breaker for many on whether they workout or not.
Compounding this problem is the low cost of many big box gyms that use direct debit or billing. People forget about the $10.00 per month because they never see it. This also applies to the usual annual fee of $30.00-$50.00, that people remember about after their account or credit card has been charged.
In addition, the help in training at most big box gyms is nonexistent, or the cost of a personal trainer on top of the gym membership is out of reach for alot of people. This leads many exercisers to using the large weight machines and elliptical and treadmills, instead of learning how to use free weights and doing bodyweight exercises and other types of equipment such as kettlebells. Since most people can't afford to have the large machines at home, they only can workout at the gym. The personal trainers employed at these gyms want repeat customers, so they usually tailor your workout so that you are dependent upon them being there, and it taking place on equipment only found at the gym.
A good personal trainer will teach you how to stay fit no matter where you are. If you are traveling, want to work out at a park, at your home, incorporate a workout with your daily activities, or go to the gym, your personal trainer should show you how. The old saying of "give a person a fish, and you feed them for a day, teach them how to fish and you feed them for a lifetime", applies here.
At Common Sense Fitness I will teach you everything you need to know to get and stay fit for life. From nutrition to cardio and resistance training, all the way to motivational techniques. From the start, I will explain and show you the hows and whys of everything we do together.