I got into it because I love fitness, I love heavy ass weights and sweating until it looks like I showered. Ill break down the cost for you, and the reason I don’t have a trainer is because I’ve been training for years and have good form, technique etc. I do have a coach who simply does my nutrition and he is my friend who didnt charge as much as most.
Protein, bcaa, vitamins, fat burner, pre workout, other supplements PER MONTH: 400-500$ (depending on if I’m training once or twice a day.)
Gym membership: 48$/ per month
Show suit/jewelry: 300$
Spray tan: 120$ (for all three pre show)
Makeup/hair (extentions) for show day: roughly 300$ it can depend in how you do your hair
Shoes for show: 50-100$
Groceries: 140$ (EVERY WEEK) I have an extremely strict meal plan and it’s a lot of food.
There are some things I’m missing but I’m sure you understand the general idea that yes it’s very pricey, however their are cheaper ways!