Benefits of Small Group Training

by Allen Gil March 02, 2015

Benefits of Small Group Training

Photo Credit: Small Group Fitness Classes

Are you bored of the same old routine at the gym? Well, then it's time to change it up! As one of the hottest and fastest growing trends in the fitness industry, small group training is an effective, affordable and fun way to reach your fitness goals.

In addition to being effective, you'll be able to meet new, like-minded workout buddies, be held accountable, and have people there to motivate you every step of the way.



Sometimes we need a little encouragement to get to the gym. When you workout alone, the only person holding you accountable when you miss a class is you. The treadmill won’t notice or care when you stand him up, but your friends will. Even in regular group fitness classes, it’s easy to stay in the back of the class and remain anonymous.

When you're part of a small group, you have other people and an instructor who are depending on you to show up each day. This extra bit of accountability helps you to stay on track and gets you one step closer to achieving the results you want.

Bang For Your Buck

It’s true; you really do get what you pay for. While private, one-on-one personal training still gives you the most personalized attention, small group fitness classes are the next best thing. Private personal training can be too pricey for many, and large group fitness classes are not as easily managed.

For example, instructors don’t always have the time to make sure that every individual is using correct form. On top of that, injuries tend to be more common in large groups. However, small group fitness classes can be just the opposite, allowing the instructor more flexibility to walk around and make sure that each person is maintaining proper form.

Trainers are also able to spend more time with each person, learning about their fitness goals and if there are any previous injuries. This will help each person maximize their workout results.



Let's face it, working out alongside others tends to motivate us to keep up. If you are a competitive person, this is a huge benefit of small group fitness. If you are not competitive, you may be surprised at how much harder you push yourself during these small classes.

Besides, who doesn’t like a little bit of friendly competition? Small group fitness classes, such as boot camps, allow members to have a little healthy competition.

Let the Trainer Do the Thinking

After a long morning of getting the kids ready for school or after a long day at work, wouldn’t it be nice to have an instructor do all the thinking and planning for you?

Instead of trying to put together your own workout when you’re already exhausted, you get to depend on an instructor to put together a routine that leaves you covered in sweat. Plus, you won't have to spend a large amount of money like you would on personal training.



When it comes to fitness, it’s easy to get caught up in the same old routine. Unfortunately, your body will eventually adapt to the workout and stop responding.

Another advantage of small group fitness classes is that the instructor has endless amounts of workouts and techniques stored away in the back of their brain.

A great group instructor changes up the workout every time in order to give your body a brand new challenge with each session!

Give it a shot, what do you have to lose?

Allen Gil
Allen Gil


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