Some of us need a little extra group motivation and support to get our workouts done and most of us find it challenging to find the time for everything that we need to do in a week, with work, kids and all the things that need to fit into our busy schedules everyday. Today’s lifestyles are fast paced and can be unhealthy due to this fast pace, stress and rushing around all the time, making it even more important to take the time to stay physically fit and emotionally healthy!
You can make fitness and getting healthy a group activity among your friends, the price of a private session with a certified personal trainer may not be affordable to everyone but it can be if you get a group of friends together for a small group private training session. It is a great way to spend time with your friends and get your workouts in a few times a week; you are also more likely to stay on track because the members of your group will encourage and motivate each other to work harder to get fit and reach each other’s goals. Working out in a small group provides support and accountability in a structured environment. It also has a high success rate because people do not want to let their friends down which is a great way to adhere to an exercise program. This type of training also gets you the individual attention that you would get with a private personal trainer at a fraction of the cost. I never train more than four people in my small group sessions, this way I can provide the extra time and attention for each person in the group to help them reach their personal fitness goals. They can have fun with their friends while I keep watch on their form throughout the training session. Too large of a group is not recommended for this type of fitness training because your personal trainer should watch your form and keep you focused to avoid injuries.
So what are you waiting for? If you have been procrastininating about where and when to start, dislike working out at a crowded commercial gym or have hit a plateau in your current fitness program, this is the type of workout for you. There is no excuse, call up a few friends, and find a personal trainer, but remember always work with a educated trainer with a top certification in their field such as National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) National Strength and Conditioning (NSCA) The American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) to name a few. Good Luck!