Group, Buddy, Or Personal Training: Which is Best for You?

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Despite our dreams of fitness glory and washboard abs, most of us don’t really have all day to spend at the gym. We take whatever time we can find every day (or almost every day) to exercise, and we do whatever we can to make sure it’s as efficient as possible. So what else can we do maximize our workouts? To change your fitness dynamic, it might be good to consider updating your routine with a trainer, a workout buddy, or joining a group workout.

Working Out with a Personal Trainer

Having a trainer is a godsend when it comes to holding you accountable for working out; when you set up an appointment at a set time and date, it gives you just that little extra boost to be there ready and right on time. Working with a personal trainer means that all your workouts will be calibrated based on your fitness level and abilities, and you’ll have goals that are achievable and realistic for you. That doesn’t mean it’ll be easy; trainers will know what you’re capable of, and they’ll know when to motivate you to keep going. Trainers can also keep you safe from injuring yourself, and offer priceless advice about nutrition and diet.

Great option for:

Someone who wants the extra motivation and wants to make the most out of their workouts.

Working Out with a Buddy

Working out with a friend is one of the best support systems you can have when working out. You and your workout buddy can motivate each other, support each other, and even have a little healthy competition. Working out with a friend also helps you hold yourself accountable for your workouts, making you less likely to ditch your friend and avoid working out.

Great option for:

Someone who wants fitness to be fun, familiar, and maybe a little competitive.

Working out with a Group

Working with a group means getting fit doesn’t have to be isolating; instead, you can form a new social circle and get healthy at the same time. Working out in a group can be really helpful as a support system because it fosters a sense of solidarity, making you feel like you’re all in this together. When you’re all trying to get towards the same goal, it’s a great way to pump you up and keep you from slowing down.

Great option for:

Someone that wants community support from peers.

The fastest way to get fit, is to get help. For a chance to join an amazing nutritional program, multiple fitness programs, and more weight management programs, contact Metro Aesthetics & Wellness for a consultation.