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Aging and My Mid-Life Crisis

I can't believe that I am now 40. It sounds SO OLD. But I don't feel like I should be THAT old. Its depressing. I think I'm having a harder time accepting this then I did for when I turned 30.

It's scary. To be frank and a little macabre, you have to start planning for end of life stuff. There is a lot I have yet to do with my life. But to be planning old people stuff, its scary.

How much longer am I going to live? How can I do this the healthiest that I possibly can? Should I buy life insurance for my other half and I? How can I increase our retirement savings. (Going on a cruise a couple times a year is not helping with that savings.) At what age should I sign up for AARP?

I had one friend die of Pancreatic cancer this past year. It hit him hard and sadly fast. I had another friend in November pass due to complications with pneumonia and his diabetes. I seen him in the store a week or two before he passed and he was out of it. I googled both their names when I did n…

5 Reasons To Be Choosy In Choosing a Trainer - Guest Post

I have lots of good things happening, and I want to share them with you all - like I got nominated for ATHLETE for the Fusion Magazine Awards! If you could vote for me (Tanya Savage) that would be mucho great! Also, I have a few more bloggie giveaways are in the works. But for right now, I want to share a guest post with you. 
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 Top 5 Reasons Why You Need to Be Choosy in Hiring a Personal Trainer

Hiring a personal trainer isn’t like it used to be – quite frankly it’s a hell of a lot easier. All across the world there are thousands of private and company-based personal trainers offering all manner of services for people of all ages, with every last one of course claiming to be the best in the business. 
Needless to say, not all are able to follow through on such claims to fame and it is therefore important to exercise a little selectiveness when hiring a personal trainer today.
Why? Take a look at the following five reasons as a starting point:

The Total Package

Ask any elite personal trainer in the US or anywhere has to offer the most important thing about a fitness package and they’ll tell you it’s structure. Put simply, it is only possible to get in shape and pursue better overall health and fitness by way of a total package of several elements. It isn’t about just punishing yourself with painful exercise, but rather a full regime that incorporates initial assessments, eating plans, exercises and continual evaluation in order to adapt future goals. If a personal trainer doesn’t appear to be offering any one of the above, they are not offering the total package you need.

Guaranteed Results

Next up, an experienced and fully-dedicated personal trainer should have the kind of confidence it takes to offer each and every client the same 100% guarantee of results and satisfaction. This of course shouldn’t be misinterpreted as a guarantee of overnight glory or miracle results, but rather the sensible and reachable goals set out in the early stages. If no guarantees are offered, it’s worth asking why.


Moving on, there are so many personal trainers competing across Britain today that there’s really no sense in paying over the odds for even the most elite package. Personal training can and therefore should be affordable as the last thing anyone needs is to have to worry about costs while trying to tackle their health and fitness goals.


Of crucial importance is accessibility as there is nothing to gain from choosing a personal trainer with limited mobility, or one that you have to travel the length of three cities just to have a chat with. Ease of access is vital as this breeds the kind of motivation needed to get results. By contrast, this is also the reason so many gym memberships fail every day – it’s all-too easy to find excuses when it comes to accessibility.

Because You Can Be!

And finally, probably the biggest reason of all why you should be picky when hiring a personal trainer is the plain and simple reason that you can be! With thousands more personal trainers across the world today than ever before, every client has the right and the ability to settle for nothing less than a package and a price than suits their needs 100% across the board – not 95% and not even 99%. Making the right choice can make all the difference in the world and is now something that everyone has the ability to do, in their own time and at their own pace.

By Shane Wheeler
Shane Wheeler is a full-time weight loss consultant from the north of England who studies under some of the most elite personal trainers Sheffield has ever produced. He’s now on a one-man mission to change the face…and the weight…of the UK public once and for all.


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