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How can it be personal training, if it’s not one-to-one?


Well, we’d all agree that individual coaching gives you the tailored approach and personal attention to help you achieve results faster and in a safer way.


But what if you could get the same high-quality coaching and the same focus with the added motivation of a fun class dynamic?


Small-group Personal Training is the best of both worlds.

Believe it or not, about 90% of people would be better off in a small group personal training environment, than one-to-one, and here’s why…

Let’s start by explaining what a small group means. It involves one coach and between one to four clients being taken through a personal training session together.


You might be asking yourself;


What if you are not at the same fitness levels as the other people in your session?


What if you are new to strength training and have never picked up a weight in your life?


These things don’t matter. If the coach is good at their job, they will be able to manipulate and change a programme to suit all levels and you won’t necessarily be doing the same exercise as the other people in your group. Remember it is still a personal training session with just a few other people being coached at the same time.


Most people work best in a group environment. It creates an exciting atmosphere. You are more motivated to push yourself harder in your training with others around you. If the other people training with you are getting on with their workout it will drive, you to do the same. In a group session, you are unlikely to spend half the time just having a chat with your coach, you will be focused on your training and getting more out of your session. Remember a coach is there to make sure you are training safely, effectively and proficiently not counting your reps.


Most people need similar strength programmes. Ones that look at correcting posture and alignment (we tend to spend a good amount of the day hunched over a keyboard or a phone), a lot of unilateral (one-sided) work to help with any muscular imbalances, some shoulder stabilisation exercises and many more posterior exercises. You don’t need a very specific or individual programme to work through any of the above.


So, when would someone need one-to-one coaching?


Coaching one-to-one is ideal if you have a very specific fitness goal. For example, if you are an athlete training for a competition or race. Your goals might be so individual that an all-around general strength-based programme might not be appropriate. The one to one road is also the one to follow if you are recovering from a serious injury where your session needs to be personalised and tailored to help you recover and avoid any new injury.


If you’re looking at increasing your strength and fitness and are considering using personal training have a think about if small group personal training might be what you are looking for, 9 times out of 10 it usually is.


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  • What am I committing to when I sign up?
    No long term commitment. You can train for as long or as little as you like. We have a flexible training approach which allows you to commit for as long as you wish. We recommend committing for at least 3 months to see results. P.s. Most of our members have been with us for years because they love it so much!
  • Do I have to be fit to start?
    Not at all! Our members vary in age and fitness level but you are guarenteed to meet many of them who are very similar to you, or who started from exactly the same place, with exactly the same reservations! This has allowed us to build a very friendly, encouraging and like-minded community. That being said, we'll assess your current fitness level, personalise your training and and take things at a pace that works for you.
  • How does the personal training work?
    Our personal training sessions are conducted in small groups of 1-5 participants (this means we can offer sessions at less than half the price of our competitors!). We have over 30 sessions per week to choose from which are all bookable via our convenient mobile app. You can also cancel sessions and rebook from the app to give you full control of your schedule and allow for the greatest degree of flexibility.
  • What if I have an injury or particular needs?
    No problem. Many of our members come to us with injuries or life-related issues such as back ache, fragile knees or post-birth. We're not physiotherapists, but our team are experts at creating programmes which adapt to individuals.
  • What if i'm away for a few days?
    With our new online coaching platform we can ensure that you can STILL make the most of your coaching even when you can't get to the gym. You can be assigned a training programme, set some goals and chat with our coaches on the go!
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