Trying to choose between Personal Training vs Group Fitness?
Have you ever wondered whether you should get a personal trainer or just take group fitness classes? As an experienced fitness professional, I encourage you to do both. There are unique benefits to each and the combination of both will create a well rounded fitness program to ensure you will conquer your goals.
Personal Training offers that personal touch that you can’t get in a group class. A trainer that is working with you 1:1 will design a fitness program that specifically addresses your personal exercise preferences, special considerations such as physical limitations, and overall goals. In private sessions, a trainer is able to get down to the nitty-gritty with you on your exercise form to help you get the most from the workouts and prevent injury. You will be able to take what you learn from these private sessions to your group workouts to maximize those as well. Additionally, a personal trainer will go beyond the workout with you, sharing nutrition guidance, BMI and Body Fat measurment tracking, as well as providing much needed extra accountability. A trainer can also help you set goals that are realistic but challenging, specific, and measurable. She’ll also help you track your progress and adjust those goals as needed, and of course, celebrate when you crush them!
Group Fitness classes have an important place in your overall fitness routine too! For one, they’re fun! There’s just something special about the energy in a group class that can inspire you to work harder and do more than you would have on your own. Plus, adding classes to your routine will allow you to have more variety in your program and ensure you are hitting your workout frequency goals. Although it’s possible to work with your trainer every day, most don’t do that. On those other days, take a group class to compliment your personal training sessions.