Making sure that fitness fits in your budget is an important part of finding the right candidate. View multiple specials, sales, discounts and unique offers for each fitness professional underneath their in depth profile. If you don’t see it listed make sure to ask! Many personal trainers, yoga instructors and Pilates instructors offer their own exclusive deals in addition to many of these listed below.
1. Split The Cost With A Friend
If you are interested in training with a friend or two, this option may be of the largest price savings to you. Many personal trainers, yoga instructors and Pilates instructors offer to split the cost with a friend thus reducing the initial cost by 50%. If they do not offer this make sure to ask if they offer reduced pricing to add a friend to your sessions. It may not be 50% savings but every little bit counts! Whether you choose this option to make it more affordable and be able to train more frequently or if you choose to have an additional support system for fitness, either way you win!
2. Group Rates
If you are looking to hold a group fitness class at your home, office or park this is the deal for you! Recruit a group of friends, employees or office mates to get fitter and discuss with your prospective fitness candidates what your group is looking to do. Whether it is to have yoga classes outdoors, utilize your on site work gym or to have a fitness boot camp at your home, fitness professionals are able to cater to your groups specific needs. Sessions for groups usually range anywhere from $5- $50/per person per class depending on the size of the group.
3. Military Rates
Your service is appreciated! Ask about discounts for Marines, Army, Navy, National Guard or Air Force. Provide your military id when you sign up and tell your fitness professional up front that you will be able to provide it as proof of military activity.
4. Senior Discount
For some it is as easy as providing your driver’s license or senior card card in order to get this discount. Being a senior has its benefits! Fitness professionals also travel to assisted living facilities, senior centers, independent living facilities and offer supplemental fitness to physical therapy sessions.
5. College Discount
Provide your school id and receive special discounts since personal trainers, yoga instructors and Pilate’s instructors understand that school is expensive and your health is important! Make sure to tell your fitness professional about where you would like to workout, if it is on campus or off campus and if you have access to a fitness facility that you would like to utilize.
6. Corporate Discounts
Are you a busy corporate employee? Do you have limited time but have a gym in your office building? Try personal training, yoga lessons, or Pilates sessions at your office whether it is in a gym, in your office or outside. Since all trainers travel to you, you never have to be without a fitness routine, no matter how busy you are! Ask your human resources department if anyone else is interested in joining a fitness program with you and get additional discounts.
7. Annual Membership
If you have a fitness goal deadline that is a year away or more ask about annual membership. Many memberships also offer classes as well as one one on one training. If you know that you would like to lose a large amount of weight, make a drastic lifestyle change, train for a sport specific race or just develop healthier habits over the course of the year an annual membership can save you money. Make sure to discuss with your fitness professional if it has to be paid up front in order for the discount to apply or if it can be spread out into payments.
8. Family Discount
If you are considering getting fit as a family affair, consider asking about family discounts. Fitness instructors understand that families are on tight budgets. If you would like to set up fitness lessons with siblings, young kids, spouses or the entire family during the same session discuss if this is an option. Usually when training within the same family, during the same hour, some discount will apply. Some trainers have a flat rate for the hour while others charge per individual.
9. Free Initial Consult or Trial Session
Are you worried that you will pick the wrong fitness professional and then be married to them for many lessons? Avoid this by asking for a trial session. All trainers offer trial sessions at either a small fee or for a free consultation. This allows you to meet with your chosen fitness professional and have a face to face session before you commit to any lesson packages.
10. Large Package Discount
Every trainer has a different idea of a large package. The average trainer considers sessions bought in bulk usually 10 or more a large package. Make sure to ask how many sessions qualify for a large package and if they have to be paid up front or if you can spread out payments over time. You will also want to ask if there is an expiration date and if they have to be scheduled in advance. If you plan on training for several months and several times a week this may come out to several hundred if not thousands of dollars in savings.
11. Insurance Discount
Make sure to check with your work if your health insurance or your company offers discounts, reimbursements, or incentives to get healthy. Most health insurances offer anywhere from $100-$500 reimbursement for fitness classes, group fitness lessons or one on one personal training.