Why bigger isn’t always better!
When it comes to group fitness, the smaller the better! Essentially, a smaller group dynamic allows for more coaching and personalized attention while maintaining the fun, energetic atmosphere of a group. In a class of 25-30 people, it is difficult to get proper coaching from a fitness professional with a large group. Here are a few reasons why joining small fitness classes beats a big class any day!
1. Motivation/personal relationships
Sometimes it is difficult to find the motivation you need to get up and work out. It’s been a long day at work, you don’t have time… whatever it is, the possibilities and excuses are endless. When you work out with a small group, you get the motivation you need from others! You build relationships with your workout partners and coach and find yourselves working together to motivate and help each other get through that difficult last set that would have seemed impossible by yourself. Before you know it, what began as your small fitness class turns into something much deeper… friendship!
Small groups, which are typically 10 or less participants, allow for better results. In a large group setting, trainers might generally shout out reminders. “Shoulders back!” “Chest out!” But what does this actually mean? A trainer in a small group is able to go by, modify, and correct your form. This way, you know for sure that you are properly working the targeted muscles. Also, you are less prone to injury which will keep you in the gym longer to get the results you are looking for.
Another added benefit of small groups is the cost. Although one-on-one training is more beneficial. It can be difficult to manage cost for long period of time. Small group classes are a great alternative because they are affordable and you get the attention you want without having to pay full price for a 1:1 coaching session.
Small group classes are FUN and a great way to build relationships. See why small group sessions are better than big classes? We thought so! Click HERE for more information about P4L Functional Training Sessions.