What exactly is small group training?

  • Traditional personal training: one trainer working with one client
  • Semi-private training: one trainer working with two or three clients
  • Small group training: one trainer instructing a group of four to 10 clients.
Obviously, the number of clients in a small group can be larger, but when the number is too large, it’s more difficult to give proper attention to the participants.

Which would you rather do: Work with one client for $60/session? Or, run a small group program for six people who each pay $20 for the same amount of time?

Offering small group training allows a personal trainer to work with more people at once and drop his or her price point to make fitness instruction more affordable. Small group training has provided a cost-effective way for people to experience the benefits of working with a fitness professional during the recent economic turbulence.

Another reason small group training has become popular is due to the benefits of working in a group. When people start exercising in a group, they establish relationships and make friends with other people in the group — helping them become regular participants in group activities.