I just met with a personal trainer on Monday. I have to say I was floored at the costs. I am looking for someone to show me the ropes and just give me a basic understanding on HOW to use the gym properly. Lay out a simple routine that I can do on my own, comfortably. I want to be able to use free weights with confidence! I told them this before we even got started, but they still attemted to convince me that I should be signing up for a 9 month program for the "low low price" of $180 bi-weekly. Mind you this is a fancy gym in Saskatchewan, I have no idea what kind of rates are avail in your area!
Finally they did tell me about an intro program that they offer, which is a 3-6 weeks for 170-280 bucks. Still a large chunk of change for only a few days worth of learning. But I am still considering it.
If I had oodles of money to burn, I would totally hire a trainer long term.
But I don't so I will have to keep myself in check I guess