So it's January and you've vowed that 2009 will be the year you get in shape. If you're not sure how to get started, a personal trainer can teach you how to workout with all the challenges of new exercises and proper technique. Let's be financially realistic though. Unless you have a money tree growing in your backyard, it's tough to afford a ton of sessions at $30 to $50 a pop. And some trainer's time costs even more.
So why not split sessions with a friend? Many trainers will offer special small group rates, so invite one friend or maybe even a few. Not only will you save money, but having a friend join in will make you more likely to stick with it.