Maybe you’ve got some specific goals in mind. Maybe you want to get stronger, get fitter, work on body composition, or just plain feel better and healthier. Maybe you have a tight schedule and need a specific work out time. Perhaps you want all of this by next month or maybe you need to recover quicker from that injury or prepare more for that big event coming up.
There is no doubt about it, 1-on-1 Personal Training is a great way to carve out an individualized and complete focus on your progress, goal and life ambitions with an added layer of accountability.
You’ll certainly achieve your goals by working in class with your supportive coaches and community, but you’ll reach your goals faster by working 1-on-1 with a Coach as well.
Think of group classes as a small group lecture with a professor leading you.
Think of Personal Training as private tudor time where you have 100% of the Coach’s attention and you’re getting help with your very specific needs and goals.
Both options have great value, one just gives you a little more specific attention and programming than the other. You’ll achieve high levels of general fitness and preparedness with group class vs. reaching your specific goals faster working 1-on-1.
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With that being said, here are 6 reasons personal training may be the perfect choice for your gym time right now:
#1. YOU NEED HIGHER ACCOUNTABILITY
Let’s face it, most of us have the best of intentions when it comes to changing our lifestyle and getting in healthy. The issue for most of us is not the 3-5 hours each week in the gym, but the other 165 hours outside of the gym.
What are you doing for the remaining 96% of the week? This is where the 1 on 1 relationship built with your coach will help you to stay on track with your nutrition, sleep, recovery, and more.
1-on-1 coaching is the quickest and most effective way to get from point A to point B. The beauty of it is that you don’t have to stay in a 1-on-1 setting forever.
If you value the camaraderie of group training, one of the best approaches would be a hybrid of group training and 1 on 1 so you can get the best of both worlds.
#2. YOU PREFER A PERSONALIZED PROGRAM
Another major reason to consider working with someone 1-on-1 is having a specific program tailored and crafted to you. Personal training is great because it will allow for a very specific amount of focus particularly on your goals.
For example, if a client is interested in gaining muscle mass and strength, the major focus of our program will involve specific strength training exercises. If another client is coming in for weight loss specifically, weight training will still be a major part of the program, but the exercise selection and mix of more conditioning will make it different than the first client. If a client is in need of more mobility training in their life, we’ll dose them up with a solid mobility routine to get them moving towards more range of motion.
#3. YOU’RE RESTARTING YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY AFTER A HIATUS OR AN INJURY
Think about it–when you go to physical therapy after an injury or surgery, you’re seen individually. Your clinician needs to do baseline evaluations, establish a rapport, build trust, and begin to move you through your rehabilitation plan with singular focus. Why should a new workout routine be any different? You’re looking to reclaim old territory or chart some new paths, and an individual relationship with one of our professional coaches is the absolute best way to begin taking those first few steps.
#4. YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC GOAL OR TIME-LIMITED GOAL
Right now, we have PT clients who are training for 5ks, weightlifting meets, weddings, marathons, specific weightloss goals, and even ironmans!
For some, they have a definitive timeline, so time is short and we need to focus on a wholly individualized program to make sure their training does what they need it to do. Whether it’s a race, a weightlifting meet, or maybe even an upcoming birthday–if you’ve got something unique that you need to get done, personal training ensures that you’ll get the focus and specificity your goal requires.
Again, 1-on-1 coaching is the quickest and most effective way to get from point A to point B or a specific goal. You’ll get there in group training as well, it might just take a little longer and be more generalized rather than individualized.
#5. YOU NEED FLEXIBILITY WITH YOUR SCHEDULE
We work with small-business owners, first responders, shift workers, and many folks who aren’t able to commit to group sessions at specific times. Missed workouts lead to frustration and feeling like you aren’t making a smart investment with your time and money; individually scheduled sessions, however, ensure that we’re coaching you at just the right time for your schedule. You’re not hidebound to classes that start on the half-hour or hour; if we need to, we can do a 1-1 session from 10:25 to 11:25, or be creative with duration. Rescheduling can also be done quickly and easily, and the result is a training routine that fits into your life, not the other way around.
#6. YOU SEE THE HIGHER VALUE PERSONAL TRAINING PROVIDES
Many of our members can tell us with specificity just how much working out adds to their daily lives.
Over the years we’ve heard stories about increased focus at work, more energy at home and with the kids, races won, achievements unlocked, and the simple peace of mind that comes with having emptied yourself into your workout. That last bit is crucial: the clearer thinking and somatic ease that results from a great training sessions very often pays huge, immediate dividends. While I can’t put a specific price on how much more present in my life I may feel after an individual workout, for instance, I do know its value is immense.
If one or more of these items makes complete sense to you, it may be the perfect time to try out some personal training!
Our coaches are ready to help–all you have to do is reach out to start that conversation by booking a free No-Sweat Intro!