Top 10 Reasons why Small Group Training ROCKS!

May 17, 2015 | Boxing, Fitness, HIIT

You walk in, scan your plastic key tag, and head to the locker room. You don’t know anyone in there and quickly get changed and head out to the gym floor. You just left work, and need to get a workout in. But what the hell do you do? You decide to just hop around a couple of machines, crush some abs, and then run on the treadmill for a little while. You stretch, grab your bag, and walk out without being thanked for coming because the young receptionists are too interested in chatting to each other. You go home to the rest of your life, and maybe repeat that 8-10 x per month.
That is the average life of a gym goer. Most gyms actually count on you not showing up. They are a churn and burn facility, meaning they lose a lot of clients and have to host an enormous amount of members. If all of their members showed up there wouldn’t be enough room to walk, let alone workout.

How does this sound instead?

You arrive at the beach, you don’t have a key tag because your trainer knows you by your first name. They greet you and ask you how your day was. You get yourself organised and greet all the other women who are now friends and training buddies. The trainer hangs out with you, answering your questions, and socializing with the rest of the group, about 4-12 other women over Autumn and Winter. Everyone knows each other on a first name basis, asks each other how their families are, and remembers their birthday. The trainer asks the group what they feel like for music and pumps up the jam. She leads the group through a warm-up and then instructs the group and any individual needing more attention, exactly what to do that session. She shares her time between the 4-12 women, assuring they are following the routine, executing proper form, and are having fun. At the end of the session, they cool down together, and they all ask each other when they are coming next, grab their stuff, and walk to their cars together.

Sounds a little more exciting, huh?

That’s small group training. You don’t just come in and do your own thing. You are assessed on a regular basis or when ever you are wanting it, to ensure you are constantly progressing. You can contact the trainer when ever you have questions or concerns or need extra assistance with nutrition. You workout with 4-12 other women, and every class is designed specifically for the female body using specific exercises and methods. There are several benefits to this style of training including:

1. No thinking: With small group training the trainer leads you through the entire workout. There is no thinking involved. They tell you what to do, and how to do it. It takes the guesswork out of everything.

2. Costs: You get what you pay for, so small group training is more expensive then your normal style gym or large bootcamps that have minimum 30 participants (super dangerous), that being said it is very cost effective. The average private one on one session costs $100 per hour. What you are doing with small group training is just splitting it between 4-12 other people. So, the average session only costs $10 (or $66 for the entire week). You get the attention of a private session for about 10% of the costs.

3. Motivation: Everyone needs motivation. Getting to the gym is hard enough, let alone coming up with your own workout, and be motivated to do it. A good trainer is an even better motivator. Not only will the trainer be motivating you, but the small group will motivate and push each other.

4. Accountability: As mentioned, your typical commercial gym counts on you not showing up. With small group training, the trainer wants you to show up. In fact, if you don’t show up, they are going to follow up with you. The trainer and the members within the group hold you accountable especially when its partnered work for boxing.

5. Confidence: There are thousands of exercises out there. As someone who is just looking to get fit, you shouldn’t know how to do it. That’s why there are fitness professionals. That’s like saying you should know how to perform a surgery, that’s why we have doctors. With the trainer telling you what to do, and assuring you do it right, you will learn a lot. You will become more comfortable with your abilities, and what your body can do.

6. Fun: Going into the gym by your self is boring. Fitness shouldn’t be boring. By doing things under the supervision of a trainer on the beach and in a small group, fitness becomes fun and enjoyable.

7. Variety: Every day is not the same. Your timetable is planned out and there is constant variety within it.

8. Personal Attention: It’s like private training, shared between 4-12 people. You will always get plenty of personal attention.

9. Female Focused: One of the biggest benefits is that it is targeting the female body. As we know women and men are built differently and we need to train differently. Each class targets and works the female body in a different way using different apparatus and different methods. Your body will respond much quicker with the variety and intensity you will get with small group training.

10. Results: You will get results fast. The trainer will keep you on track. Your group will keep you on track. The bottom line is your life will change, and you will get the results you have always wanted.

Doesn’t that sound fun? There will always be people who just want to go to a commercial gym and do their own thing. That’s fine. However, small group training is designed for people who want the accountability and direction of a trainer, and get the added benefit of being with a group of like minded women. The group knows each other, the trainer knows everyone. Everyone has fun, everyone gets results, and everyone impacts their lives in a positive way.

At Bondi Vixen, small group training is our backbone. It is what all of our clients do. For more information check out our memberships HERE.

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