Benefits of Small Group Trainingby Carla Shifflett on 11/22/11
Receiving individualized attention from your instructor is essential in any exercise class. Small group classes allow the teacher to give this attention and you benefit by receiving better instruction while saving money.
Beginning a new exercise program can be challenging and scary for a lot of people, and they often give up. One of the best ways to ensure that you stick to a program is to enter a small group class. The reason for this is that a small group class will offer you the support and encouragement that you may need to stick to a program.
Since other students are in a small group class, it's easier to see your progress as you see the group progress. Training with others can be a great learning tool. When teaching, we discuss correct movement patterns quite a bit. In small group classes, it's much easier for you to recognize correct movement patterns in others and then translate that to your own body.
It's much easier to stay motivated if you are exercising with a few people instead of a large group. Many people feel lost in a large group setting and give up. Likewise, private sessions are a bit to intimate for people. Small group sessions are the perfect solution. Small groups allow you to stay focused and on track while also having fun.
One of the biggest reasons that people drop out of exercise programs is that they don't have support. Everyone experiences times when they feel discouraged and want to give up. Small group classes offer the support that many of us need in order to stick to a program. Just having a few others there to share in your experience and encourage you can make all the difference.
Spend Time with Friends
Some people decide to get a group of friends who have similar exercise goals. Small group classes are fun and offer a greater sense of purpose and connection to your workout.