Small Group Training is the tuition of exercise to a group of 3-4 people by a qualified and experienced coach. A Personal Trainer addresses your collective needs by placing you with individuals at a similar fitness level, attitude, and life stage before creating a training program that’s responsive to your situation.
What is Small Group Training?
Small Group Training involves exercise with 2 or 3 other people all being lead by a qualified and experienced coach. The trainer will demonstrate exercises and mentor you through safe and effective methods, measuring and recording progress at key milestones. Due to the highly interpersonal nature of this type of training, everyone collaborates on motivation and spirit to create a charged environment.
What takes place during a Small Group Training session?
You’ll begin with 5-10 minutes of warm up to ready the body for exercise. The “work” part of the session (40-50 minutes) typically involves full body exercises using cables, balls, dumbbells, and your own weight, plus short periods of cardio. The session ends with 10 minutes of static stretching. Nadeen’s role is to motivate, support and instruct you through your program.
How long is each Small Group Training session?
Sessions are 60 minutes in duration. This breaks down into a 5-10 minute warm up, 40-45 minutes exercising, and 10 minutes cool down and stretching. The session will be paced to meet your group’s fitness level, making sure you’re challenged but not exhausted.
How many sessions do you need to see results?
Small Group Training programs vary in length depending on your situation and goals. Generally you’ll need a minimum of 8 sessions with Nadeen to develop a routine and notice changes like fat reduction, and weight loss. Training 2 or 3 times per week you can expect to see results in 3-4 weeks. The real benefits come through regular exercise and you can expect to see significant improvements after 2 months.
Where does Small Group Training take place?
Nadeen has relationships with multiple gym locations in downtown Vancouver and also runs outdoor sessions in the Vancouver area. Outdoor locations for Small Group Training include Ceperly Park, Second Beach in Stanley Park, Coopers Park Yaletown, and Guelph Park in Mount Pleasant.
What if you’re unfit?
Even if you haven’t been active in some time, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how quickly and positively your body will react to regular exercise. Nadeen will place you with peers, so you don’t feel overwhelmed, and create a program of exercise based on your group’s situation. Because groups are kept small you’ll get the individual attention required to support, instruct and motivate you. Nadeen also gives modifications to each exercise so you’re able to workout at a comfortable intensity.
What if you have an injury?
Many of us suffer from knee, shoulder or low back pain caused by injury. An effective exercise program will help to rehabilitate the problem area and alleviate pain. You won’t be doing exercises that agitate your injuries. Nadeen will appropriately modify exercises so they strengthen weak areas and lengthen tight ones. Many clients experience complete relief from chronic pain after only a few weeks of regular training.
Who will you be working out with?
Most groups are formed when friends come together to train, but in many instances groups are formed from individuals looking for a group experience. Nadeen will match you with others to create a dynamic group that thrives on each other’s motivation. If you’re interested in Small Group Training and your friends aren’t game, contact Nadeen and tell her about yourself so she can find you a good team!