Similar to commitment level, your program duration should be established depending on your individual needs and personal goals. This is the estimated length you will be working directly with your personal trainer. For example, if you wanted to lose 40 lbs, it wouldn’t be realistic to plan for a short term commitment of 1 month. For optimal results, especially early in your fitness journey, a medium to long term program duration is recommended. This may involve a 3-6 month training duration to achieve your goals. The program duration is another variable that needs to be inputted while determining the cost of a personal training package.