It’s no secret that a personal trainer is great way to get started on becoming the “new you”. If you need help getting started on an exercise program, want to update your current fitness program, or just stay motivated, a personal trainer has the qualifications, certifications, and skills to help you reach your goals. Whether you are a new exerciser, or an experienced athlete who has hit a plateau, a personal trainer can help you design a lifestyle training program to reach your best performance level and become very healthy.

Personal training is great for one-on-one workouts, but what about small group personal training with either a 2-to-1, 3-to-1, or 4-to-1 client-to-personal trainer ratio? Anything less than 15-20 people is generally considered a “small group”. Some classes can have 50 people in them. There are a ton of benefits to small group personal training.

What’s in your wallet?

Personal trainers each have different rates, and perhaps you are hesitant to work with a trainer because he or she puts a damper on your budget. A small group personal training class can be a great way to break into the world of working with a personal trainer, and it won’t break the bank. Once you reap the benefits, you may decide that a working out with a personal trainer is a perfect way for you to get fit properly and stay motivated. You could learn to budget out other items (like cookies!) to make room for your trainer.

How’s your technique?

Maybe you are new to exercise and the thought of working with a trainer individually intimidates you, because you fear you’ll spend the majority of the hour asking questions and having the trainer show you how to perform an exercise properly. First of all, you shouldn’t be afraid of that, because the personal trainer is there to help you. But if you feel more comfortable starting in a small group class, where you can “get lost in the crowd” a little as you learn the exercises, go for it! You won’t be alone in not having perfect form, and you can all learn together.

Maybe you’ve been working out for a while and decide to join a small group personal training class. You may find that you’ve been doing an exercise or two wrong for a good while.

Who’s holding you accountable?

Accountability is probably the #1 reason we fail at diets and exercise programs. Generally speaking, we all want to look and feel our best, but it’s hard when the only self-discipline to sustain a workout plan is yourself. Having a small group personal training class that you regularly attend can offer all the accountability you need. Perhaps you’ll meet people on a similar journey and you can become “workout companions”. The personal trainer will always be there to keep you accountable, too!

Many benefits exist with small group personal training. Try one or two out for yourself, and see firsthand how effective it can be finding the help you need to achieve more than you can on your own.