With the end of the year approaching quickly, many people are beginning to think about their goals for the New Year. Every year countless people hope to work on their fitness and personal wellness only to struggle with sticking to their goals and face frustration with their lack of results. So if you’re looking for fitness results in the upcoming year, which will give you the best experience: a semi-private personal training program or a standard gym membership?
1) Standard Gyms: Fear of Commitment
When you sign up for a gym membership, it’s likely that you’re throwing money away. In fact, a whopping 67% of people with gym memberships never use them. It’s a story many people are all too familiar with: the new year begins and they decide “I’m going to look for a gym near me and get into shape this year.” They might decide to go once or twice, but once the enthusiasm of the New Year’s resolution is gone, they find themselves skipping workout sessions. Eventually, they’ve stopped going to the gym altogether and haven’t seen the results they wanted.
2) Personal Trainer: Built-In Accountability
With 1-on-1 personal training, people are far more likely to stick to the workout schedules that they set. This is because with a personal fitness trainer, you have another person counting on you showing up to the gym. Personal fitness with a trainer who is working exclusively with you, by design, creates an accountability system. If you don’t show up to the gym when you plan on it, your personal trainer will know and hold you accountable for a missed workout session. Over time, this leads to more frequent workouts and better long-term results, since you’re more likely to commit to a regular workout schedule. Fitness results hinge on consistency and commitment, and a personal training program has those built-in, especially when compared to your standard gym membership.
3) Standard Gyms: On Your Own
Walking into a gym can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you’re someone who hasn’t had much experience with gym equipment before. You might not know exactly where to start — do you head to the treadmill first? What about the free weights? Without having a specific plan for your fitness, you could spend hours in the gym working on exercises that aren’t going to help you create the results you’re looking for. Few things are more frustrating than working hard and putting in the effort and not seeing results. Without customized fitness programs available, you could be working on the wrong aspects of fitness for you and your body.
4) Personal Trainer: Guidance For Results
A 1-on-1 personal training program’s biggest benefit is in how customized your fitness plan can be. Your personal trainer will work with you to develop a customized fitness training program specifically designed for your body and your personal goals. This means that at the end of the day, all of the exercises and routines you’re using on a regular basis are designed specifically to give you the results you’re looking for. Instead of wasting time running on a treadmill, you and your trainer can work on exercises that target the muscle groups you need to work on most. Because of this, semi-private personal training tends to be more effective and more efficient than standard gym memberships.
5) Team Accountability
While gym memberships may be the more popular option, personal training tends to be far more effective. Gym memberships rely entirely on the individual to set and stick to a schedule, while on the other hand, our semi-private personal group personal training programs have accountability built in, while providing camaraderie and awesome environmental energy! Our members will call or text each other if they’re not there for their scheduled session in addition to the text that the trainer will send as accountability. Additionally, gym memberships rely on the individual to know exactly what exercises to do entirely on their own, while personal trainers are available to provide guidance to make exercises as effective and efficient as possible.
Everyone’s fitness journey is going to look different, and if you want to see the results you’re looking for, a personal training fitness program can help you get there faster than a standard gym membership. For more information on personal training fitness programs or to talk to a Buffalo gym that offers personal training, contact Fierce Fitness today.