4 Reasons Why Small Group Training is so Popular
By Benchmark Webmaster | on Sep 10, 2018
We were recently asked by a journalist to shed some light upon why small group training was becoming so popular and shaping up as one of the real fitness trends of 2019. As you’re no doubt aware, we’re very passionate about the concept and were happy to share the following four key points as to why small group training is gaining in adoption and interest.
It's clear from our touch-points in the health and fitness industry that 2019 is going to see the popularity and adoption of small group training hit an all-time high. It’s not a fly-by-night trend either, as all of the fundamentals are there to make it a really effective training discipline.
Firstly: What is Small Group Training?
Small group training generally involves groups of approximately 3-12 people being trained by 1-2 trainers on a range of purpose-driven fitness and athletic development activities.
Why is Small Group Training so Popular?
TIME: We are seeing a move away from unsupervised, self-initiated training in gyms, with a key reason being that people are increasingly time-poor and realise that their time at the gym needs to be meaningful and focused. People tell us they are realising that self-training doesn't always work and it can be a quality over quantity game.
THE INTERNET: Another factor we're seeing is that with the plethora of information on the internet these days, people are better educated and have come to realise that improper movements and training can result in injury, putting them out of action. This has led to people turning to trainers to keep them healthy and out of the physiotherapist’s and chiropractor's office.
LIFESTYLES: Changing lifestyles is really driving this shift in trends. We're all incredibly busy these days, with competing priorities. That leads to us getting tired and failing to find the motivation to take care of ourselves and our athletic development. We all know that trainers keep us on track in this regard, but many of us can't afford one-on-one training sessions on an ongoing basis. This is where small group training facilities come in, allowing everyday people access to the type of training that high-level athletes have, but tailored to their level and in small groups at an affordable price.
COMMUNITY SPIRIT: In this age where we spend so much time online and out of personal contact with other humans, the community spirit of small group training is being more and more valued. It allows us to connect with like-minded people and to aid in our motivation to get out and train.
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