Denver Group Personal Training
Group Training Sessions provide the attention and teaching style of personal training session in a group atmosphere. Trainer Scott offers Denver Group Personal Training.
Group training is an excellent environment for folks who like the added instruction of personal training sessions, but want the motivation and fun environment of working out with a group. These sessions typically include 3-6 people. It’s a great way to meet people!
Expect an intensive and instructional session where we focus on your personal goals and technique. Everything we do is about activating all of your major muscle groups, building strength, and overall conditioning. The best of both worlds.
Trends come and go in our industry, but one recent trend that has some staying power is small group training.
What exactly is small group training? Let’s define it in context of other types of training.
Traditional personal training: one trainer working with one client.
Semi-private training: one trainer working with two or three clients.
Small group training: one trainer instructing a group of four to 10 clients.
Obviously, the number of clients in a small group can be larger, but when the number is too large, it’s more difficult to give proper attention to the participants.
Which would you rather do: Work with one client for $60/session? Or, run a small group program for six people who each pay $20 for the same amount of time?
Offering small group training allows a personal trainer to work with more people at once and drop his or her price point to make fitness instruction more affordable. Small group training has provided a cost-effective way for people to experience the benefits of working with a fitness professional during the recent economic turbulence.
Another reason small group training has become popular is due to the benefits of working in a group. When people start exercising in a group, they establish relationships and make friends with other people in the group — helping them become regular participants in group activities.
What Is “Group Personal Training” and Does It Work?
When people ask me if I am still personal training, I tell them I am not. The connotation of the term personal trainer is that it’s, well, personal, which people typically take to mean one-on-one. What I do is something of a hybrid between personal trainer and group exercise instructor, which is to say, I am a group personal trainer.
What Is Group Personal Training?
Group personal training has become somewhat of a buzzword in recent years as small exercise studios are in and the big box gyms are out. People nowadays want personalized workouts and individual attention without paying the hefty price of one-on-one training. Enter the latest fitness craze – group personal training.
It used to be that doing fitness meant one of three things:
- You were a lone wolf gym rat.
- You did group exercises classes (jazzercise, aerobics, etc.).
- You hired a personal trainer to whip your butt into shape.
Wikipedia defines a personal trainer as “a fitness professional involved in exercise prescription and instruction.” But in use, the term has become synonymous with one-on-one training, even though customized exercise prescription and instruction is certainly not limited to a one-on-one construct. In recent years, we in fitness have discovered that you can work in a small group and still receive that personal attention and individualized workout.
While it may be the latest fitness trend, group personal training isn’t going anywhere. Why? Because it works and it’s cost effective, especially when compared with its high priced cousin, personal (or private) training.