If you want help losing weight, but your budget doesn’t allow for a personal trainer, Sandy Springs group training can be a great alternative to private sessions. You get all the benefits of having a personal trainer without paying the price of private sessions, since everyone shares in the cost of the trainer’s time, so it’s far less per capita.
Before anyone starts an exercise program, the trainer identifies your level of fitness.
Just as the trainer does with private clients, he or she first finds out your goals, learns of any special needs, such as knee or back problems and identifies your level of fitness, including any weak muscle groups. The trainer then designs a program that’s specifically for your needs. The program will tax you, but still be within your capabilities. Everyone in the group will have goals that will challenge them.
You all may be doing the same exercise but some will do modified forms or a different number of reps and sets.
If push-ups are the exercise, some people will struggle with the knee bent modified push-up, while fitter group members will struggle with regular push-ups or even fingertip push-ups for the extremely fit. Since each will be working to his or her capacity, everyone in the group will struggle, but everyone will also succeed. As each participant’s level of fitness improves, the personal trainer adjusts the program to reflect that improvement.
There’s plenty of comradery in group workouts.
Since each person understands how difficult it is to achieve personal goals, the group provides a great deal of support for the members. Sometimes you’ll see some friendly competition, but you’ll also see people cheering each other on to success or hi-fiving those who reached a specific goal. The group can provide plenty of support and motivation.
People often make friends at group workouts. In fact, many get together when not in session to workout on their own.
You’ll learn the right way to do each exercise. Not only does the personal trainer teach you how to do the exercise, he or she watches to insure you do it right. Doing an exercise improperly can cause injury or minimize the benefits.
Many personal trainers also provide nutritional information that can help you learn how to eat healthier. They don’t give you a diet, but show you how to make wiser food selections to lower calories and increase nutrition.
You’ll learn many exercises you can do without special equipment. That means that you can do them at home and even long after the group sessions end.