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Combining group training sessions into your weekly workout routine will give you a structured foundation from which to build strength, lose weight, or tone your body.
  • Erik Borenstein

Must Try PT: Larger Group Training

Training Together, Accomplishing Together!

Coming to the gym, many of us have the same vision in mind; we walk through the gym doors, greet the desk, and make our way to the weights. GREAT… STEP 1, complete…now what? STEP 2…what do I do? There are so many forms of fitness, sometimes it can be overwhelming. For some its weight training, maybe a favorite Pilates or fitness class, for others its bodyweight movements accompanied with some form of functional training. Regardless of which we choose we are all there to better ourselves. Over the past few months I have been getting together larger groups of 6+ people to train together.  From family members to coworkers, couples to complete strangers, we all have found a common goal of getting fit, and doing it together!

The workouts are always different in some way, shape, or form. They are typically comprised of strength segments mixed with cardiovascular elements. They are always tailored to fit every person who joins the group; there is nothing that cannot be modified to keep everyone moving and motivated. Watching everyone amp each other up, some of whom were total strangers just minutes ago, affords me, as trainer and coach, true gratification. The group text messages we share are always full of energy and anticipation for the next group events. I mean, let’s face it, as the fall descends on us and mornings and evenings get darker, it can be difficult to motivate yourself to move. Group training gives you the extra boost of encouragement you need to get up and get active and helps you keep true to your health and fitness goals. With all the exercises explained and music pumping, we focus, with big emphasis, on the following:


When exercising, it is important to make sure you fully understand the exercise, so being able to convey a question or a thought is important. With years of experience and a trained eye, I make sure the exercises performed will be corrected or modified if anything needs to be addressed. My most important job is to make sure everyone gets a safe and effective workout.


When you’re working out, having a consistent, well-structured plan in place is a must to see results. Combining group training sessions into your weekly workout routine will give you a structured foundation from which to build strength, lose weight, or tone your body.


Exposure to a fun and social environment is why many people prefer group training to a solo gym session. The variety of exercises you undertake and the camaraderie between you and your fellow exercisers makes group training awesome.


Everyone is there to support and assist each other throughout the entire sweat session. This support group can be just what you need to power through your workout, push yourself a little bit further, and reach your health and fitness goals.

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About the Author

Erik Borenstein

Erik Borenstein

Erik Borenstein is a certified personal trainer at Fitness Incentive.

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