It's About Time

If you have ever spent more that 5 minutes with me, it is fairly obvious that I love fitness. I have learned so much (sometimes the hard way) in the 30 years that I have been teaching. What better way to share my passion than to start a blog and pass on the information that I share with clients on a day-to-day basis.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

"The Best Things Come In Small Packages"-Small Group Training

We are constantly trying to find ways to motivate ourselves to keep exercising on a regular basis.  Group classes may not be interesting to you anymore.  Personal training may be appealing but too costly.  The weather may not be cooperating with you and your training goals.   No Worries.  Small Group Personal Training is a great solution.

  • You Get: The attention of a personal trainer. 
  • You Get: Private training at a fraction of the cost
  • You Get: Original workouts without having to do any planning.
  • You Get:  New Friends to work out with.
  • You Get:  More Motivation to push to higher levels when competing or working around others.
  • You Get: Training that fits your exact needs.
  • You Get:  To feel the added energy of working out with others.

Here are a few comments made by some small group clients. 

“I like the group training and the semi-private! In the group training there is more interaction with fellow fitness flunkies. In the semi- privates I feel like I can focus better but still have someone to commiserate with! The privates are torture, (no offense) but all the focus on me, makes it so hard! Never a chance to cheat!!!!” JE

“I think three is fine. I like the social aspect of having small group training sessions. It is less expensive so I can do more training each week, and get my butt kicked more often. I like the  small class as well because I still have the accountability that I will be charged, so it gets me to work out instead of running my errands. Yes, I don't get as much attention, but I have been training long enough that I think I am pretty in target with doing the moves correctly. It might not be a good choice for someone who is just beginning their work out. Still privates are the best. The one-on-one is awesome, but small group is the next best thing because it is cost effective with accountability.” LJ

"I think one on one training sometimes makes people uncomfortable due to the constant attention from a trainer. Two or three people groups are ideal for me. I think everyone gets enough of attention and you look up to the others, possibly physically stronger individuals in the group, and push yourself harder. It's fun but at the same time challenging enough. I also enjoy larger groups (more than 3 individuals), however, I think it becomes harder for a trainer to divide the attention with increasing number of people in the group. That does not mean you are not getting a good workout, it is more about how motivated and physically capable one is to understand what your trainer is really making you to do and if you can keep up with the rest of the group." ZD

“I think what helps me reach my goals is having someone to report to or compete with, and seeing results. It's also a frame of mind, and I think I have reached a point and have enough energy to go strong and get my 35 year old body back!” AW

Small group training can be designed and tailored to fit your specific needs.  You get the expert guidance of a trainer with the energy and camaraderie of others with similar goals.  The private attention along with the compliance of attending with your friends will yield great results.