Research has shown that Brits waste a staggering £558m a year on unused gym memberships …with more than 1 in 10 people saying they hadn’t stepped foot inside their gym for a whole year.
A poll of 1,000 gym members found that 11% said that despite paying an average of £47 a month (£564 a year) – on a gym membership they hadn’t gone throughout the year.
Lifestyles are getting harder to manage.
Time is getting split more and more between all the things we have to deal with.
EVERYONE IS BUSY! – I get it.
But we all NEED to understand this data.
* 96% of weight loss attempts FAIL.
* Most people gain 95% of the weight they lose within 12 months.
* 8 out of 10 people who said they saw at least “above average” results had a personal trainer.
Why do I believe this is the case?
Accountability – having someone who is going to make sure you are doing what you said you are going to do. Someone to motivate you through the tough bits, pull you up when your down and generally be there to ensure you stick with it.
Advice – The fitness world is so confusing, with everyone arguing that their way is the only way. For someone looking to improve their health & fitness, it’s a minefield. Having someone to go to and get straight answers that are easy to understand can really make a difference to most people.
Effective execution –
“Am I doing it right?”
“How do I flatten my stomach?”
“How do I tone my arms?”
“How do I learn to do (insert exercise) ?”
“What does this mean?”
All questions that we hear from clients when it comes to effective training.
Having a qualified professional take care of your health and fitness makes perfect logical sense.
Think about it, would you let your mate have a go at fixing your car engine? (assuming they are not a mechanic)
Or would you rather take it to a qualified professional?
“But my friend fixed their own car before”
– Ok, but how do you know your car has the same problem? Is the engine the same? What if their problem was simple but yours is more complex? What if they get it wrong and ruin the car?
It’s funny, we are not willing to risk a friend mending our car for risking it breaking, but I see people often take their friends advice on health & fitness when they don’t have a single qualification that signifies they know what they are talking about.
“Oh just try this detox tea”
“Oh well I’ve been doing these exercises”
“I’ve been taking these tablets”
Things I see all over the place at this time of year.
My final summary.
If you are serious about the results you want to see, you will go to a professional.
Otherwise, don’t be surprised when your car is leaking oil and breaks down on you. (You can figure out the analogy yourself).
Wishing everyone a resoundingly successful 2018!!
Coach & All round nice guy
– Roice Gummer 😀