When people apply to find out more about our programme we arrange a chat on the phone.

I ask them what they’re looking to achieve, look at what they’ve tried in the past and why that may or may not have worked and look at any questions or concerns they might have.

One concern people sometimes bring up is the cost.

For some it’s actually less than they’re used to spending.

Even seeing an entry level, just qualified, zero experience, 1-1 Personal Trainer once per week would cost more.

And there are gyms with lots of extras we rarely use that cost more than our programme does.

For some it’s more though.

They might have been used to a basic gym where you’re just renting access to some equipment for a pound or two per day.

That maybe also has some classes where an instructor does a workout at the front and everyone else vaguely tries to copy.

So spending just over £3 a day can be a concern.

We get that.

But, for most, it’s not their biggest concern.

At least not from what they’ve just told me about the their current position and how they feel about that.

A way bigger concern is………

That they’ll get to 8 weeks down the line……….

And nothing’s changed.

Or…….. it’s got worse.

That’s a bigger problem than the cost a of take out coffee a day.



Their concern is that they won’t extract sufficient value from what we do.

That they’ll feel they’ve “wasted” the money.

And I get that.

No one likes “wasting”.

I’m fairly sure that, if the average results of our programme were completely automatic and it was impossible that they wouldn’t happen, then most of those for whom the cost was an issue would redistribute their budget elsewhere.

So, the key then, is making sure we do extract that sufficient value.

And, perhaps, being realistic with what that is.

Amazing, life changing results are great.

But “better than we were doing by ourselves” is just as worthwhile (I’ll talk tomorrow about our society’s somewhat skewed definition of “worthwhile”).

Moving from regression to maintenance can be great.

Slowing regression is good at times.

Doing what we can under the circumstances, which is somewhere between “perfection” and thinking “sod it” when we can’t do “perfection”.

Using the support and systems we have in place to some degree rather than going “head in the sand”.

Again, we get it.

No one likes the idea of wasting money.

But it’s only really wasting money if we get the same or worse results than we would’ve got by ourselves.

Let’s just work together (find out more about that here –> www.myrise.co.uk/apply) to make sure that’s not what happens.

Much love,

Jon ‘”Waste not want not” my Granny used to say’ Hall


RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.