Put the word “personal” in front of any service—trainer, stylist, dog groomer—and it immediately takes on an elitist (read: expensive) ring. But a personal trainer is not just for those with big bank accounts. We talked to Jason Karp, Ph.D, an exercise physiologist and author of Running for Women, for a few perfectly legit reasons anyone can hire a personal trainer—and why it actually doesn’t have to break the bank.
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Because Health Equals Wealth
When you’re feeling healthy and physically fit, you’re going to be more productive in any area of your life. Research backs this up: According to a study published in the Journal of Labor Research, people who work out regularly (three times a week) earn about 10 percent more than those who don’t. Using that extra cash on a trainer (which costs, on average, about $50 to $80 per session) is definitely money well spent.