The fitness world is constantly evolving, and one of the hottest trends right now is SGT or “Small Group Training”.
But what exactly is SGT? Why has it become so popular? And how can it benefit you? Let’s take a look:
What is SGT? Small Group Training is a personal training session taken in a small group. Usually with between 3 and 8 people, and has a number of benefits that an individual personal training session doesn’t which is why it has become so popular over the last year.
Benefit 1:Changing the Workouts – When you train alone and put together your own workout programme, you run the risk of doing the same exercises over and over. Whilst doing any form of physical activity is good, it is counter-productive if you hreally want to see results. Having an expert with you to push you and create a variety of plans for you will help you reach your goals (and you won’t get bored!).
Benefit 2: Peer Support – By training with other people, you are creating a network of individuals who all want to achieve something. It is great to be surrounded by your workout buddies and give and receive all the support you need to keep pushing forward.
Benefit 3: Cost Effective – A personal training session can cost a lot, and while it offers you the best personal service, it can also be a costly option. In order to share the price, SGT gives you the opportunity to train with a PT but without the cost of a private session.
Benefit 4: Push Your Limits – When training alone, it can be very easy to give up or not give it 100% all of the time. Training in groups gives you the motivation to keep going – and a bit of friendly competition goes a long way.
Benefit 5: Laughter – Crazy though it may seem, SGT can be a really fun way to work out. A feeling of entertainment and fun is essential for keeping yourselves motivated!
Benefit 6: Reach your Goals – Ultimately, when you stick at an SGT programme with a PT that knows how to personalise and push the participants in the group, you will see results. The more you keep pushing, the more likely you will be to reach your fitness goals.