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Most People Have Time Or Money, Rarely Both

Having worked with hundreds, maybe even over a thousand people over the past 20 years has given me some really invaluable insights into people.

During that time I’ve noticed most people usually have the commodity of time or money, having both is extremely rare. 

People who have lots of excess time, tend to have less money. 

Unless you’ve won the lottery of course! 

I’ve never worked with anyone is that situation, so let’s get back to the real world… 

People who have lots of money, tend to have less time. 

What camp are you in? 

I’m not some life preaching guru so i’m going to stay in my lane and keep it relevant to health and fitness. 

Scenario 1 – Little Money & More Time 

In this situation if you want to be fit and healthy it’s going to take you learning for yourself all about food, exercise and lifestyle. 

You are going to need to be resourceful, spending what money you do have on the best quality foods that your budget can stretch too and find a gym that’s relatively cheap and cheerful. 

Luckily, we now in a time where there’s almost a 24/7, no-contract gym on every corner. 

Particularly if you live or work in a city centre. 

If you live in a more remote area, you may have to travel a little further but there will likely be one not too far from you. 

You may if you do have a little spare cash even benefit from seeing a Personal Trainer once per month. 

This can enable you to get a programme, check your results and keep you accountable. 

It could be a real worthwhile investment when you consider the amount of time and effort it would take you to learn all you need to know about health, fitness and nutrition. 

You could even benefit from online personal training for this. 

This way you aren’t no restricted to pick a coach from your local area, you can pick one from anywhere in the world!

Personally, I have online clients with whom I work with based all across the globe. 

LA, New York, Madrid, Dubai and even out as far a the Gold Coast in Australia. 

Scenario 2 – More Money & Little Time 

When I get an enquiry to work with me face-to-face in my Private Gym in Manchester, believe it or not even though the prices are out of reach for most people the one main stumbling block I have is getting people in at a time that suits both of us. 

I have long-term clients that have regular training times, they have a business to run so it’s a real challenge. 

This is where I have to ask them if they are ready to ‘protect’ their time 3 or 4 hours a week so they can train. 

I encourage them to treat that time as if they would they were meeting their most important client or business partner. 

I do this to see that they must value their health at least on the same level as they do their business. 

You can have a successful career and family life, whilst being fit and healthy. 

But, you have to make time to do so. 

Training only when it’s convenient is a recipe not to train. 

Most say it will be fine, my 20+ years in the industry tell me it probably won’t. 

If you’re in this camp, get yourself a PT to make you commit to living a healthy lifestyle. 

You could be the richest person in the world but of your health is compromised because of the lifestyle you lead, you won’t enjoy your wealth anywhere near as much as you could. 

It’s likely you won’t make it to the cover of a fitness magazine but being relatively active and keeping an eye of what you eat will go a long way for you to live a fulfilling life, full of great experiences. 

Thanks for reading, have a great day.


Do you need confidential help with your health, fitness or nutrition? I have a range of services available, with Personal Training in my Private Gym in Manchester, also at your home or workplace in the surrounding areas. For clients further afield, I provide Online Personal TrainingNutritional Consultancy & Private Fitness Holidays.

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