“What?” “How much?” “Are you serious?”
This is how the conversation went at the Fall Into Fitness event I held on Saturday when I told them how much one of my classmates was paid by a man for a month of health and nutrition coaching and personal training; her own version of the Biggest Loser. They couldn’t believe it. Who in the world would pay THAT much to tell them what to eat and how to exercise and lose weight when there is so much FREE information out there? Who in the world would pay THAT much money to someone else for something they could do themselves?
Your health costs. And you choose how you invest.
It is true that perhaps some of us do not have the luxury of having $18,000 at our disposal to pay someone up front for the month. However, I guarantee you, if he got to that position, over a lifetime, he has paid quite a bit more and probably sees that money as a small investment.
Think about this way. How much does it cost you when you have to call off work because you are sick? And how much does it cost for an office visit to the doctor? How much are your prescriptions? How much production in your day to day life are you losing because you cannot function? How much do you spend eating out during the week? How much money have spent buying clothes in a larger size? How many brands of detox/diet pills have you bought? How many days have you paid for a gym membership and you didn’t go to the gym? How many fitness magazines do you subscribe to that you don’t read? How many products have you bought from infomercials or at the recommendation of celebrities?
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Do you have any chronic conditions….diabetes, asthma, high cholesterol, migraine headaches, acid reflux, arthritis, recurring allergies and sinus issues, PMS, anemia, insomnia, thyroid problems? And how does this affect your quality of life? And can you really put a price on that?
The truth is, over a lifetime, you will pay A LOT more than the person who paid that $18,000. He will know how to care for himself and can live a life where he is empowered, inspired and healthy. He paid his money up front. You may just be investing in “reactivity” instead of “proactivity” on a payment plan with interest.
This is not a guilt trip. This is information to help you make an informed decision. Choose wisely.