While I was in graduate school in 2009, I became a client at IFAST. It was a big investment because I did not have a lot of money at the time, but my health and body were, and still are, very important to me.
My friends often said I was crazy for spending so much money on training.
They would say things like: “Why aren’t you saving your money for a house, car, further schooling, etc?”
My response to them was, “I am investing in my health.”
Prior to going to IFAST, I had two knee surgeries that were unsuccessful, and the doctors told me that I should no longer play tennis (a sport I played collegiately), run, or do any type of ballistic activity.
I did not accept that answer. I wanted more than anything to relieve my knee pain and continue to do the activities I loved so I sought out further advice. I ended up finding IFAST, and they said they could help.
Therefore, I became a member and spent a good amount of my savings on it. Sure, I had moments of doubt along the way, but it has definitely paid off.
I am happy to say that my knee pain is gone, and I am able to do almost any activity without pain!
What would have happened if I had not made the decision to invest in my health – to have saved my money and not become a member at IFAST? I cannot answer that, but I am confident I would still be having knee pain and be limited in my activities.
I am not the only one who has been questioned about the amount of money spent on training. I have several clients who have told me that their spouse, friends, and/or family members find it hard to believe the amount of money they are willing to spend on IFAST.
Yes, our prices seem high at first, but if you break the cost down per session we are actually very comparable to personal training at many commercial gyms such as Lifetime Fitness, YMCA, Curves, etc.
But that is not the point of this article. This bothers me because I believe these people do not have their priorities straight. Who would not want to spend money improving their health and taking care of their body?
I cannot remember where I saw this but someone once said, “You can either pay to take care of your health now or pay for it later.” I don’t know about you, but I would rather pay to take care of my body now than be unhealthy later in life and be paying for medications, doctor’s bills, etc.
So, what will you decide? Will you choose to invest in your health now and build a healthy, strong body, or hold off and risk the chance of paying more later due to poor health? My decision was one of the best I have ever made.
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