It’s resolution season! If you’re like millions of Americans, you’ve probably made a commitment to embrace more healthy habits in 2019, whether it’s drinking more water or finally taming your muffin top. But before you shell out for a gym membership, allow us to recommend an option that can help you take a shortcut to your goals—and save some money, too.
Not Enough Time
First, let’s consider the issue of time. “Not having enough time” is one of the most common reasons why people say they can’t make it to the gym. Between work, caring for your home, parenting, and maintaining a social life, it can be tough to squeeze in a meaningful workout on most weekdays.
If your goal is to reduce a particular area of fat (such as the aforementioned muffin top), then it can be even more discouraging to make a time sacrifice nearly every day only to see results appear very slowly, if at all. As any personal trainer will tell you, you can’t spot-reduce with exercise. The best you can do is work out and eat better and hope that fat falls away from the areas that bother you most.
The CoolSculpting Alternative
CoolSculpting here in St. Louis is a revolutionary alternative to months of workouts because you can enjoy specific, targeted results after just 1 or 2 45-minute treatments. After your appointment, you don’t have to worry about taking a shower and blowing out your hair again—simply head right back to the office or any of your normal daily activities. While you may feel a bit of residual soreness, there’s no reason why you can’t resume your regular routine immediately.
Consider the Costs
What about the money, though? While many gyms offer specials around the new year, monthly membership fees eventually add up. According to a recent survey, the average gym-going American spends about $34 a month on membership. That translates to more than $400 a year, which could instead be airfare for a great vacation or an extravagant spa day (or 2). When you consider that most people don’t even use their gym memberships after the initial novelty has worn off, the wastefulness is brought sharply into focus. These figures also don’t include the cost of personal trainers, supplements, or gym clothes and gear, which can easily top out at $1,000 a year.
On the other hand, the overwhelming majority of CoolSculpting patients see their desired results after only 1 or 2 visits, and that’s it! Which means CoolSculpting is a treatment you only need to pay for once (or twice, depending on how many appointments you have). Imagine paying a flat rate and seeing the exact results you want rather than spending hours at the gym only to lose weight in your breasts or buttocks rather than, say, your thighs.
There’s no rule that says you have to achieve your goals the “old fashioned” way. We invite you to give CoolSculpting a try in 2019. To find out more how CoolSculpting or other treatments such as liposuction can help you reach your goals, request a consultation online or call our office at (636) 223-5846.