How much does it cost to work out?

July 3rd, 2009  |  Published in Stumpblog  |  1 Comment

From Straight to the Bar:

The fitness industry constantly pushes you to work out, with the tacit message that it is free and accessible for you to do so. When anyone challenges this, saying something is too expensive, the end-all salesman comeback is “How can you put a price on your health?” But money is a legitimate issue. I respect people who raise this as a concern, despite how callous to it I was trained to be as a salesman – I mean, personal trainer – by the gyms I worked for. I hate to think that this marketing axiom is driving people away from developing that part of themselves to which they are naturally entitled – and by which, biologically required…

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  1. Andrea says:

    July 14th, 2009at 2:49 pm(#)

    I used to spend “nothing” to work out – I run, and need to buy shoes but that’s about it.

    Then I got myself hooked on hot yoga, which is not easy to replicate at home. $100 per month and so far worth every sweaty penny.


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