Reaching your fitness goals can be challenging amid today’s busy lifestyles. From family to work, it’s often hard to choose the right gym, the best workout, and the most effective training type. The options seem endless which means you may decide to try every exercise program or not be able to decide at all! Today, let’s explore the options related to training types and discover if you are a group or one-on-one personal training type.
What are the Differences?
There are a couple of options when it comes to training. First, there is one-on-one individual personal training or group training (large or small groups). Personal training can happen at home (though limited) or at the gym, depending on your regimen and your fitness goals. A personal trainer delivers a fully focused, relationship-based experience which is always focused on your unique fitness goals. Workouts are tailored by your trainer and consider any issues (injuries, preferences, abilities, etc.) to ensure a safe, effective workout. And, since your trainer is focused on only you, the trainer can correct any issues which may arise during your workout creating a level of trust and accountability.
Group training is essentially personal training in a group. Group training gives you more limited access to a professional trainer at a lower cost than having an individual session with a personal trainer. With group training, you also get attention as well as instruction in technique from the trainer, but also the support and encouragement from members of the group. With the help of those in your group and in a fun environment, working out with others can help you push forward to reach your fitness goals.
More Pros and Cons
As you think about whether a group or one-on-one training is for you, let’s explore several aspects of each to aid you in your decision. Ask yourself, which is most likely to keep you motivated. For some, having a personal trainer focused on keeping you motivated is most appealing, while others enjoy a bit of competition or the camaraderie of working in a group.
As far as safety is a factor in your decision, personal training one-on-one may edge out group training as the safest. Why? With a personal trainer, every exercise and movement is designed specifically for you to help you reach your goals while group training is more generalized and geared to everyone in the group. And while group training is not dangerous, if your body has unique needs, a personal trainer will monitor every action and reaction ensuring every exercise positively affects your body.
Results in achieving your wellness goals will also factor into your decision. No two bodies work the same, so it is important to focus on your body and your goals, not someone else’s. Effectiveness and results vary, depending on your goals. For example, if staying active and in shape are your primary motivators, group training may be the perfect fit, but if reaching a specific goal or targeting a specific area is your goal then one-on-one training may be best for you.
Making a Choice
Whichever you chose, you want to be comfortable with your choice and motivated to meet your personal wellness goals. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us – NW Women’s Fitness Club for answers.