Some of us need a little extra motivation and support to get our workouts done and we all know that it can be hard to find time for everything that we need to do in a week, with work, kids and all the things that we need to fit in our schedules everyday. Everyone needs to take the time to stay physically and emotionally healthy!
The price of a private session with a certified personal trainer may not be affordable to everyone. That is when I recommend working out with a few girlfriends in 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 to 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. Best of luck and success in your fitness goals :)
Disclaimer: The information in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for the personal care of a doctor. Please remember to always consult your healthcare provider before beginning a new fitness program.