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Tip Your Trainer This Holiday Season

Holiday Fit Tip: Tip Your Personal Trainer

I know that with all the things you've got going on this holiday season, the last thing you need is another person to add to your gift recipient list. However, don't forget to tip your personal trainer. If you have no idea what to give, a good rule of thumb is to give the value of one session with him or her. If that seems a bit much, then try to come up with something more personal or homemade. In the end it's the thought that counts, but it is a good idea to turn those thoughts into something a little more tangible.


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7kimba7 7kimba7 8 years
Thanks, Anne! I know a restaurant she really likes, so I think I will go that way.
Anne-73 Anne-73 8 years
Some of my favorite gifts were a gift cert. for a massage, giftcard for a nice restaurant, and I have had some people just pay me double for a session (that's always nice!). By no means do I expect anything though.
7kimba7 7kimba7 8 years
I am so lost here. sigh.
7kimba7 7kimba7 8 years
I am so lost here. sigh.
7kimba7 7kimba7 8 years
Anne- what kind of gifts would you like? I think I would feel weird giving her cash but I wouldn't find giving a gift. What's appropriate?
Anne-73 Anne-73 8 years
I am a trainer and I have some clients who give me gifts (value up to $100) and some who give me nothing. Think about tip your haristylist, right? You may be seeing him/her every 6-8 weeks--whereas I see many of my clients 3 times per week. We really do develop a deep friendship and I know those who give me a gift are simply expressing their appreciation for the tools and support they have been given. (BTW, I give my clients gifts as well--I appreciate them just as much!)
Keke84 Keke84 8 years
I work out at a gym where I don't have to pay for personal training. I'd much rather give him a gift - he's been awesome and I've dropped 15 lbs + gained muscle. What would you give a personal trainer as a gift?
Saturn9 Saturn9 8 years
I've been going to my trainer for several years & I've given him the value of one session as a tip each year. I see him weekly, and he has helped me a lot in staying fit, and I do want to show my appreciation. He's never acted insulted, for what it's worth.
mtiger mtiger 8 years
I feel like that's kind of insulting...
7kimba7 7kimba7 8 years
I know... the trainer is expensive enough as it is. I feel odd about tipping her when it already costs a fortune, but I would feel mean not tipping her, either.
AshleyRD AshleyRD 8 years
Seriously?? You have got to be kidding.
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