You know you should be active and workout,
but you don’t need Small Group Personal Training…do you?
It’s a good question to ask, especially if the answer is yes.
The hallmark of small group personal training is
specific, personalized feedback from an instructor in a small group setting.
Feedback is often dismissed as being unnecessary, but it is actually essential to exercise, both in monitoring the form of a specific exercise (changing form can alter the muscles engaged as well as increase risk of injury). Monitoring form also allows modifications for simplification or advancement of an exercise. You don’t get that from an online workout. More importantly, small groups provide community, another often overlooked but significant part of health.
Recently, Beth Pelton led Body Moves’ students through a 6-Week Blue Zones course that highlighted the influence and necessity of small groups in our lives, especially those wishing to live long, full ones. These small groups are called moai.
The Blue Zones defines moai as a group of (five) friends who “meet for a common purpose to gossip, experience life, and to share advice and even financial assistance when needed.” They are formed intentionally, and children are put in them at a young age. Studies show that individuals typically lose and gain friends roughly every seven years; however, in a moai, the group is maintained for a lifetime.
Small personal training groups are, in fact, moai. They provide encouragement, stability, and accountability; often providing the secret ingredient to keep people working out on days when they want to check out.
Are you looking for community and connection?
Do you want to feel better in your body?
Have you lost motivation to make it to the gym?
These are all good reasons to visit us this join us this Wednesday, April 13, at 4:30PM for Coffee & Conversation: Is Small Group Training for Me? You’ll get to meet FAI certified personal trainer Holly Carpenter and other small group students, learning more about the many benefits of small group training as well as asking questions you may have about the program.
We look forward to meeting you!