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If you're looking for the benefits of personal training without the high cost, group personal training may be the right option for you. Group personal training combines the personalized attention of a personal trainer with the support and motivation of a small group setting. Today, we are going to look at some of the benefits of training with a small group compared to training on your own.


1. Affordability

Group training typically costs less per session than one-on-one training. This affordability makes personal training accessible to a broader range of individuals who might not have the budget for exclusive one-on-one sessions. For example, the Kandiyohi County Area YMCA offers Personal Training packages starting at $36 per session. Our Women on Weights program runs for 4 weeks with 2 training sessions per week. The program costs $125 for members, averaging under $16 per session!

2. Positive Peer Pressure

Peer pressure is often used as a negative term, but with small group training, the presence of others in the group can create positive peer pressure. Knowing that your group is expecting you can serve as a powerful motivator to show up and give your best effort.

3. Competition & Camaraderie

Healthy competition can bring out the best in us. You may find you push yourself harder when you see others achieving their goals, fostering a sense of camaraderie and progress.

4. Customization and Individual Attention

While group training is designed for multiple participants, trainers can still provide some level of personalization, adapting exercises or intensity to suit individual fitness levels and goals.

5. Variety in Workouts

Small group training sessions often involve a variety of exercises and training techniques. This diversity keeps workouts interesting and challenging, reducing the risk of plateauing and boredom.