The price we pay
Although dedication and patience are the most valuable currencies when working on transforming your body, this post is not about that cost. It’s about the actual money we spend, in a form or another.
A membership to a decent gym is about $50/month. You want a personal (shared) trainer, add another $70. That gets you to $120/month or $1440/year.
Apart from gloves, clothing, and good footwear, you also need to consider the time invested. An average workout, unless you’re going to group training, is about 1.5-2 hours. Add at least half hour to get to and back from the gym, and then another half hour to get your shower. That totals to about 3 hours.
You go to the gym four days a week, that’s 12 hrs/week or 48 hrs/month.