How Is Group Personal Training Different From Exercise Class?
An exercise class is a formatted class that the entire group follows. Zumba, step aerobics, and BodyPump are examples of a group exercise classes. You show up and perform the motions that are being demonstrated or cued. A group exercise class is basically choreographed in that the entire group more or less is doing the same thing. In a group exercise setting, the teacher instructs, and the students follow.
Conversely, group personal training is different because of that operative word, personal. Group personal trainers do one thing differently than an exercise instructor - they coach. In a group personal training setting, students are often doing different things at their own customized level of fitness or ability.
The main focus of group personal training is to have fun while you and the rest of the group get fit and healthy. There is more energy in a group setting and even a little bit of good, old-fashioned competition. It’s just human nature that if the person next to you is giving an all out effort, you are more likely to do the same.