Category Archives: Personal Training

Is Personal Training Too Expensive?


When considering whether or not to hire a personal trainer, a buyer may anticipate spending hundreds of dollars on a long-term commitment. Right away, they’re calculating the fees they can’t afford.


When a buyer understands that the purpose of personal training is to solve a fitness problem, it narrows down the time they need to spend fixing the issue. This puts finances into a realistic ballpark.


An example of a common fitness problem would be chronic low backache, whose origin is muscular weakness. While this issue may seem insurmountable to a client, it will not require months of endless training.


A personal training client should be willing to participate in their training program, by asking questions, giving feedback, and recognizing the functional improvements in everyday life, as a beneficial outcome of their exercise program. This understanding improves motivation and compliance. The more you participate, the more money you’ll save on training.

Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 24 years experience teaching exercise in New York City. Visit the About page to read her bio.. to read her bio4

Loser Workouts: Why You’re Not Getting Results

This might not be the best exercise for her.

You can’t lose weight, your abs are still weak, your flexibility isn’t what you’d like it to be, and you keep getting injured. What’s wrong?

Ask Yourself A Few Questions

Would you consider do-it-yourself dentistry, or do-it-yourself medical care? Would you allow an amateur photographer to photograph your wedding?  Most likely not.

When you want the job done correctly, you hire a professional to do it.  But most people think they can go to the gym, pick up the equipment, start working out, and achieve their goals. In most cases it doesn’t work that way.

Loser Workouts

Both women have weak upper back muscles.

Both women have weak upper back muscles.

A Loser Workout is when you spend considerable time and effort working out, and fail to get the results you want.  You may even experience injuries like muscle strains.

Depending on the severity, a muscle strain can put a stop to your workouts, and even your daily routine, because you’re in too much pain to move.

Break The Loser Workout Cycle

You need to realize that hiring a personal trainer will get you on track to a winning workout.

That means, you’ll achieve your goals, see quicker results, understand which is the best equipment to use, and you’ll stop hurting yourself.  In essence you’ll be turning your life around.

Don’t Hire a Personal Trainer To Count Reps

You can count to ten on your own.  So you’re not hiring a trainer to do your counting.

Reasons To Hire A Trainer

A trainer is an educator who teaches you all of the following:

  • Correct alignment during exercise, so that you avoid injury.
  • Where you have muscle imbalance, and how it affects your workouts.
  • Faulty lifestyle habits that cause poor posture, and how to correct it.
  • How to improve your nutrition, and how to break bad eating habits.

When you’re eating better and exercising regularly, you’re going to lose weight, and feel alot better!

Copyright 2013 Irene Pastore and Blue Moon Personal Training

Should You Hire A Personal Trainer?



1) NO RESULTS. You’ve worked out on your own, and you’re not getting results.

2) INJURY. You injured yourself working out on your own, and want to learn safe and effective exercises. Read the rest of this entry

How To Hire A Personal Trainer

Shopping By Price

Most people don’t know how to hire a personal trainer. The first thing they ask is, “How much do you charge?”  If the price isn’t right, they’ll keep shopping, until they locate the cheapest trainer in town.  The consumer may think they found a bargain.  But trainers who charge low fees, might not be making a living from their work.  In that case the trainer doesn’t have a track record of experience.  Read the rest of this entry