Starting a fitness routine can be an intimidating task, especially if you’ve never stepped into a gym before… and choosing between small group personal training (SGPT) and one-on-one personal training (PT) can be like choosing between a salad or a burger – both have their benefits, but which one is going to satisfy your cravings?
While one-on-one personal training may offer a highly personalized approach, it can also come at a high cost.
It’s like getting a fancy haircut – sure, it looks great, but your wallet is left feeling a little lighter. Small group personal training, on the other hand, is like getting a group discount – you still get the attention and expertise of a qualified trainer, but the cost is spread amongst the group.
But affordability isn’t the only advantage of small group personal training.
According to a study published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, participants in group training programs showed significant improvements in physical fitness, body composition, and self-esteem compared to those who trained alone (Paoli et al., 2017).
It turns out that having a squad of workout buddies can be more effective than sweating solo. Plus, you’ll have someone to spot you and cheer you on during your exercises and make sure you don’t drop the weights on your face.. 😅
In addition to the social benefits, small group personal training (SGPT) is also a lot more fun than one-on-one training sessions.
It’s like a party, but with fun, challenging exercises instead of a drinking game.
During group sessions, trainers can incorporate partner exercises or team challenges that add an extra element of fun and variety to the workout. Plus, the camaraderie that develops among group members can turn exercise into a social event instead of a chore.
You’ll find yourself looking forward to your next workout!
And if you’re still not convinced that small group personal training is the way to go, a review published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness found that group exercise programs were associated with greater adherence to exercise and improved physical and mental health outcomes compared to individual exercise programs (Zhang et al., 2018).
So, not only is group training proven to be more fun, but it’s also better for your health.
In conclusion, choosing small group personal training over one-on-one personal training may be the smartest choice you make on your fitness journey.
You’ll save money, make friends, and improve your health all at the same time.
It’s a win-win-win situation!
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