Small group training or semi-private training (around 2 – 10 participants) is quickly becoming one of the hottest trends in the fitness industry. In fact, IHRSA (International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association) recently listed it as the number 5 in their list of top health club trends.
It’s not hard to understand why it’s popularity has skyrocketed over the past few years.
More personal attention
While group exercise offers many benefits, the instructors are not often able to see and correct each individual class member’s posture and technique.
One to one personal training provides the most personal attention and greatest opportunity to succeed but some people may find that small group training fits into their budget better and still gives them enough attention to succeed.
When working with a knowledgeable fitness professional like me, your workouts will naturally change/evolve as you progress, preventing hitting a plateau or boredom.
Let’s face it, workouts love company. Sharing the workout enhances the experience for participants and you never know – you might even make friends on your journey to a healthier and happier lifestyle.
Having someone exercising right beside you can push you a little harder than you might do on your own. Kind of like a competitive edge.
Both myself and the other participants are there to help you get through the challenges of the workout and the obstacles in life.
There won’t be time to let your mind wander with a trainer keeping tight programming and watching your every move, along with the other class participants.
Yes, fun. The right exercise program done with friends can definitely be fun.
Research shows that members that are involved in programs are more likely stick with it. With all of the previously listed benefits, how could you not want to keep coming back?
When you stick with a well constructed program, you will get the results you desire.
In summary, small group training is awesome. If you are someone who struggles to motivate themselves at the gym, but doesn’t have the budget for frequent one to one personal training, give small group training a try. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.