What price health? I've been thinking about this recently when I saw several posts on a community site about asking for fitness classes and personal trainers who are "really good but not stupidly expensive".
Now, I love a bargain like anyone else, and of course I want to get my money's worth. But this attitude of wanting the best but not being willing to pay for it struck a nerve. I realise that fitness instruction isn't rocket science/brain surgery/supremely complicated, but it does take skill and expertise, lots of training, motivation, a sense of reliability and dedication. A decent fitness instructor can transform lives, as long as clients want the transformation.
For the price of a couple of nice coffees, you can buy an hour's exercise class and, unlike the coffee, the real benefits can last for days. I realise it's a choice for everyone, it's all about balance and I know that my values aren't relevant to everyone - yet it's something about which I feel quite strongly. I hope it encourages people who are making a decision to spend money and effort on health and well-being to perhaps consider quality over quantity.
On another note, my friend Sue, who I've written about before - she's the amazing powerhouse of strength and one of the fittest people I know - is doing the 3 Peaks Challenge this weekend. (In this great heat?! Oof!) Good luck, Sue!
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