Need A Customized Fitness Program, But Can’t Afford Hundreds (or Thousands) For a Personal Trainer Or Coach?
The Affordable Health & Fitness Coaching Solution For Men And Women Who Want PersonalizedTraining, Exercise, Weight Loss, Diet and Nutrition Advice… Straight From Top Fitness Pros!
From: Tom Venuto
Wednesday, 10:23 A.M.
Hoboken, NJ, USA
How would you like to get individualized training instruction, motivational coaching, personal advice, and 24-hours-a-day support for ALL your health, fitness, athletic and weight loss needs… without having to pay the hundreds or even thousands it would cost to hire a personal trainer?
What if you could get not ONE coach, but a team of THIRTY coaches, standing by, poised to fulfill your every need at a moment’s notice… and get this type of service for less than it would cost you to hire ONE top trainer in the gym for ONE single hour?
Yeah, that’s what I would say if I were sitting where you are right now, but believe it or not, the type of customized, affordable, fast, comprehensive “at your beck and call” fitness training service I just described is REAL and it’s been one of the best kept secrets on the Internet since 1997.
My Name is Tom Venuto and for over fifteen years, I have worked in health clubs and fitness centers as a one to one trainer, fitness instructor and personal coach. Although I’ve now moved away from “on-the-gym-floor” personal training and into other endeavors such as health club management, consulting, publishing and seminars, I still believe that having a one to one trainer, coach, or mentor is one of the best investments you will ever make in your life.
Your savings, stocks, bonds, mutual funds and real estate may give you a financial return, but what good is money if you don’t have the health or energy to enjoy it? When your health and fitness improves, everything else improves. It adds more years on your life and more “life to your years.” You can’t put a price on that. If you disagree, ask someone who has lost their health what they would give to have it back.
“Yes, I know my health is important, and having a personal trainer Would be great, But what if I can’t afford it?”…
Investing in your health and fitness is an absolute MUST if you want to enjoy a long life and a great quality of life. But let’s be realistic for a moment. Hiring a trainer to work with you two or three times per week might not fit into your budget.
Any good trainer worth the paper their certification is written on will cost you $40 to $50 per hour and top trainers in high demand will set you back $60 – $80 per hour or more. For just two workouts a week (with the cheapest trainer), that’s at least $346 – $433 a month. You can’t do it for only one month and expect a major transformation, either. It takes a few months to reach a big goal, and then it’s an ongoing process for maintenance, so we’re talking thousands of dollars every year.
…And it’s worth every single penny!
If you can afford it, RUN, don’t walk, to get a good personal trainer or coach. For many years, I’ve worked with trainers, coaches and mentors both in bodybuilding and business. I can’t imagine my life without someone to confide in and turn to for information, inspiration and moral support.
But what do you do if you can’t afford (or don’t want to pay) those three and four digit per month fees?
Thanks to the Internet, and to the ingenuity, creativity and hard work of one man and his dedicated team, there’s now a solution to this dilemma so affordable it almost defies belief: It’s a personalized online membership service called Global Health And Fitness (GHF)
How I Discovered Global Health & Fitness
GHF went online in April of 1997, and I first heard about GHF in 1999 when I just surfed in by accident after following a link from another site. After checking it out, I was impressed immediately (although I hadn’t even been “on the inside” yet).
GHF is now the leader in the field of “online personal training” and it’s one of the original full-service fitness membership sites established on the net (the rest are just copy cat wanna-be’s).
In 2001, I got an unexpected surprise when personal trainer/fitness expert Chad Tackett, GHF’s founder, invited me to join his panel of fitness counselors as GHF’s “Fat Loss Expert.” Chad had been following some of my newsletters and knew that fat loss was my specialty so he thought I would be a good fit on his expert’s panel when his old Fat Loss Expert resigned the post. (I guess I was just in the right place at the right time).
After I came on board the GHF expert’s panel, I got to see the inner workings of the GHF website and I understood for the first time what a good online fitness membership site was all about.
So what exactly do you get when you join a “fitness membership site?” and how the heck can you possibly get in shape by “surfing the Internet?”
An online fitness membership is not designed to replace a trainer or to replace exercise. Obviously, you have to get out of your chair and get your butt moving, and you should continue working with a trainer if you already have one. (The GHF site even has a worldwide directory of health clubs and personal trainers to help you find one near you!)
What an Internet fitness membership at GHF does is to complementand add to your fitness endeavors in the gym – whether you have a trainer or not – but especially if you want a trainer but can’t afford one. The GHF website provides 24 hour personal customer support and it’s a great educational resource where you can get answers to all your fitness questions within hours or even minutes.
I could go on and on about the DOZENS of GHF membership benefits and how the GHF site works, but instead, I just want to share what I think are the three biggest benefits of GHF and then I’ll give you the link to the site so you can go check it out yourself.
GHF BIG BENEFIT #1 – 30 HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPERTS AT YOUR SERVICE WITH THE CLICK OF A MOUSE
GHF membership puts at your fingertips the collective wisdom of medical doctors, physical therapists, strength coaches, fitness competition experts, bodybuilding gurus, weight loss experts, exercise physiologists, accomplished athletes, fitness celebrities and certified personal trainers.
There’s nowhere else on or off the web where you have total access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to pick the brains of so many “top guns” in the fitness world.
For example, do you have aches, pains and chronic injuries that are interfering with your workouts? As a GHF member, you can hop on your computer and email one of the medical doctors, physical therapists, or injury prevention and rehabilitation experts to get quick answers and advice.
Want to run your first triathalon? Just log on to the GHF site and email the GHF triathlon expert for advice on how to kick butt in your first race.
Pregnant? Want to stay fit through your pregnancy, and regain your pre-baby figure quickly afterwards? Email the GHF pre-post natal expert and find out how.
Want to compete in your first bodybuilding contest? E-mail one of the GHF bodybuilding experts and they will walk you through the contest prep and help guide to your first trophy.
Un-motivated? Discouraged? Frustrated? E-mail one of the GHF success coaches for a motivational turbo boost!
No single trainer is an expert at everything. “True experts” are specialists and GHF’s team has 30 of them standing by to help you no matter what your specific needs or goals.
Here’s just a handful of them:
Dani Myers, CPT – Exercise Expert
Victoria Johnson – Motivational Fitness Expert
Gay Riley, MS, LD, RD, – Medical Nutrition Expert
Joyce Vedral, PhD. – Women’s Fitness Expert
Cathryn Crane – Fitness Competition Expert
Steven Jones, CCS – Male Bodybuilding Expert
Ni Bueno, MSS – Triathalon Expert
Bonnie Berk, RN, MS – Maternity Fitness Expert
Joseph Carroll, PT – Sports Medicine Expert
Tom Venuto (that’s me!) – Fat loss Expert
… and there’s 20 others!
GHF BIG BENEFIT # 2 – FAST SERVICE WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH
What you’ll probably find most impressive about GHF membership is the personal touch that Chad gives you.
You may have seen other “fitness” or “diet” membership sites on the Internet. Some of them are very mainstream and have become big corporate monsters. Their massive growth and slick commercialization are their downfall – no “flavor,” no “personality,” no “human touch.”
What makes GHF membership different is that Chad and his staff are real people who stand behind their service and take care of their customers.
Despite how large GHF has grown, Chad is STILL the “Face with the place.”
Global Fitness is THE place to go when you want real, personal support from live human beings that care.
GHF BIG BENEFIT # 3 – INFORMATION RESOURCES, INTERACTIVE TOOLS, AND ONLINE PERSONAL TRAINING THAT ARE WORTH MORE THAN WHAT THE ENTIRE MEMBERSHIP COSTS!
I’ve always believed in giving your customers more than they pay for (“going the extra mile”) and that’s one of the reasons I’ve always liked Chad and the way he does business. When you look up “Extra Mile” in the dictionary, you see a picture of Chad’s smiley face, biceps bulging, piling stack upon stack of goodies and bonuses into the outstretched arms of his grinning members. Chad OVER delivers. In addition to the personal consulting with 30 experts, you also get:
176 video demonstrations of exercises in action… Learn proper form for maximum results by seeing each exercise performed right before your eyes!
Over 250 delicious, healthy recipes – Lose weight AND enjoy your food! (plus a quick search tool to find the exact meal you’re looking for
Dozens of free articles, with more added monthly – Get educated and learn the real inside fitness secrets of all the top experts
73 workout routines – Get on the right routine for YOU and never get bored with exercise again!
Nutritional foods data base with 16,000 foods, complete with an easy search feature so you can quickly locate the calories, protein, fat and carbohydrate content of almost every food imaginable (including foods from over 100 restaurants!)
Pro Track Nutrition software that makes planning your menus a cinch
FREE access to the online fitness forum for support and encouragement from others “on the same path” as you
GHF Training Manual – step by step instructions for effective workouts that produce real results, real fast
FREE entry to GHF Fitness Challenge (reach your best shape ever and win!)
5 Online books covering all the major components of fitness – get totally fit – cardio fitness, flexibility, strength, nutrition, energy, weight control.
17 downloadable E-BOOKS WORTH $500!!!! Yes, you read that right – 17 top-end fitness, weight loss, and health e-books FREE, including my own latest e-book, “How to Measure Your Body Fat in the Privacy of Your Own Home,” (valued at $19.95) – a grand total of $500 worth of e-books – yours FREE!
And MUCH, MUCH more!
The amount of “stuff” you get with GHF membership is so amazing it almost makes you wonder how GHF even makes any money for all the work Chad puts into it. (There IS an answer, in fact, and Chad revealed it to me soon after I joined his panel)…
Since GHF is one of the most visited websites on the Internet (ranked #22,736 on Alexa.com out of 300 million web sites), Chad is in a good position to arrange all kinds of barter deals with other fitness professionals. They offer their products and services to GHF members in exchange for the international publicity they receive from the GHF site and newsletter. This explains how GHF is the only site in the world that’s able to give away at least 15 times more in service value than they charge for the membership.
More Proof That This is The Best “Online Personal Training” Value on The Web…
Just to prove that I’m not the only one who feels this way about GHF, I want to share a quick story before you go look at GHF site at www.global-fitness.com
Last year, Chad invited me to host one of his popular “Fitness Vacations” in Myrtle Beach South, Carolina. He and a few of his expert panel members usually host these events a couple times each year at various warm and sunny locales around the world.
At last year’s Myrtle Beach vacation, a small group of GHF members spent an entire week training with me in the gym one on one, in workshop/lectures and also enjoying delicious healthy food (okay, mostly healthy… there were a few “diet accidents” in some of the really good restaurants down there… but at least we burned it all off… and hey, give us a break – it was VACATION!) Anyway, it was a great opportunity to enjoy some killer workouts combined with rest, relaxation, recreation, sunshine and warm, fresh Atlantic air.
“The CHAD Phenomenon”
After the first day, one of the group members, James, said to me, ‘Tom, so what do you think of the ‘Chad phenomenon’?”
“The what phenomenon?”
“You know, the Chad phenomenon.”
‘Well, yeah, I know Chad from GHF, but what do you mean by the “Chad Phenomenon?”
“I mean the way Chad went from being a personal trainer to single-handedly building this giant membership site with thousands of web pages, hundreds of videos and tens of thousands of members and he still updates the site constantly and gets every email answered faster than a lighting bolt, and he puts together little ‘holidays’ like this and he even took the time to talk to me on the phone before I booked the trip down here. I don’t know how he does it all – he must have cloned himself or something!”
“Yeah, I guess it is pretty amazing when that you put it that way.”
This was not the only rave review I heard from GHF members – everyone else in the group said the same thing. I’ve also answered many questions from GHF members since I joined the panel in 2001, and there WAS indeed a strange “phenomenon” occurring almost every time I received a GHF member email: They all started or ended with the member RAVING about how great GHF is. Usually, they went something like this:
“Hi Tom, I’m a new GHF member and I absolutely love it – I already lost 23 lbs and my body fat dropped from 27% to 19%, I’m soooo psyched… Chad is so cool and Dani is awesome and everyone else is really great…. Anyway, I have a question for you about losing fat…”
362,457 subscribers, 27,389 members and
30 Respected Top Fitness Experts can’t be wrong
Chad has 361,457 subscribers to his weekly newsletter and 27,389 paid members. The GHF expert’s panel has some of the most respected names in the fitness industry. None of these people (including me) would be associated with an online membership service for so many years if it weren’t the AAA+++ 100% professional outfit that it is.
Why did I decide to proactively recommend Chad’s site NOW in 2004, After being on his expert’s panel since 2001?
In 2003, I stopped doing 12-week coaching and “inner circle” e-mail mentoring programs because there was a major shift in my business and personal life schedule and activities. I continued to work in the health club industry, which has taken a lot of my time and energy, and I also launched several publishing ventures on and off the web. A video/audio and seminar business for both fitness and personal success is also in the works.
Even though I took down my personal coaching informational web page, I still get emails almost daily from people looking to work with me one on one for personal advice.
Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to accept any new clients because of my busy schedule. It might be another year or more before I finish my current projects and re-open my own coaching programs. Even then I’ll only be able to handle small groups and the investment won’t be in reach for everyone.
I also get emails almost daily that say,
“Hey Tom, Do you know any good personal trainers in the ____________ Area?”
“Tom, Love your site. Just read your article on what to look for in a personal trainer. Do you know anybody down here in the Philippines that can train me?”
Ummmm… No, I don’t… I’m from New Jersey… you know, where the Sopranos are from?
So every day, I was turning all these people away who wanted to work with me but I didn’t have the time. It seemed such a shame to just say, “Sorry, I don’t do coaching or training anymore, bye…click.” I figured it would be more mutually beneficial to develop some type of “referral program.” So that’s what I did.
I referred many people to my BURN THE FAT e-book and THAT has helped thousands all over the world to lose fat and gain muscle naturally. But that still didn’t meet the needs of those who wanted personal attention and more than just a book. When New Jersey/New York City Locals ask me for training, I often refer them to personal trainers at my club or other nearby clubs. But that doesn’t help people who live 6000 miles away. I refer many people to coaches like Jon Benson, who has one of the best 12-week transformation programs I know of (much like my own). But like myself, Jon can only work with so many people and his program is not in everyone’s price range.
“Send Them To Chad at GHF”
That’s when a light bulb went off in my head and I got the idea to write this letter. After such a rewarding three year association with Chad and GHF, having seen the inside of his membership site, having answered dozens of member questions by email and even getting to meet and train GHF members in person, I figured – - WHO ELSE to refer people to for personalized attention than Chad? It was a no-brainer. Now, when people ask me for personal support and customized training programs and I’m not available, I just “Send them to Chad” and I know they’ll be in good hands.
The Internet is a Junkyard of Bad Advice And The Online Fitness Industry is Starving For Quality And Substance… Fortunately, There Are Still “A Few Good Men” In This Business Who Actually Deliver What They Promise
Lousy, dangerous and self-serving advice is being spread from so many health and fitness sites these days, it’s almost impossible to navigate your way through the “information jungle” without someone to hold your hand and guide you.
Just look at all the ridiculous nonsense that’s going on: You have the “No carb” lunacy (and now the “Net carbs” scam), the “Rub this cream on your thighs” gimmicks, the “Collapse and bonk you on the head” home gym equipment (which just gets conveniently “folded up” and shoved under the bed anyway), the endless pills, the powders, the “ab zappers” and on and on… gimmick after gimmick, it never ends, and today it’s even worse on the Internet than it is on TV!
It’s such a big stress-relieving breath of fresh air when someone finally comes along and offers you a web-based fitness product or service of true value, and the GHF membership is definitely one of them.
Look, if you’re tired of endlessly surfing through impersonal fitness sites giving sketchy advice where there isn’t a human being to be found, and you want some real personal support, assistance and a custom- tailored fitness program, then do your body and your health a favor and go take a look at Chad’s GHF website. Then JUST DO IT! JOIN! GIVE IT A TRY! Believe me, I would NOT put my “seal of approval” on this if I weren’t 100% certain you’d satisfied.
Go look at Chad’s Site Now:
PS. I’m not going to put a long list of testimonials here on this web page. If you want to see success stories… Chad has success stories stacked to the ceiling!! There are 893 of them posted on the Global Health and Fitness website, including some before and after transformation photos so dramatic, they’ll make your eyeballs pop right out of your head! (And they’re mostly from “ordinary people,” not “professional bodybuilders,” so if they can do it, you can do it too!)
PPS. YES, this means you can e-mail ME for advice when you’re a GHF member, so in a roundabout way, I still AM available for e-mail “coaching” (but you have to agree not to abuse the privilege because I have an agreement with Chad about the number of emails I’m able to handle with my busy schedule. So far, everyone has been respectful of my time, and that’s why I’m still doing this after 3 years with GHF)
PPPS. What are you waiting for? Click here to go see what Global Health & Fitness is all about: www.global-fitness.com