Which is Better – Personal Training or Group Exercise?

Jul 3, 2023

Which is better to help you reach your fitness goals – personal training or group exercise? Personal training and group exercise classes each come with their own benefits and drawbacks so it just depends on which matches your preferences better. Let’s take a look at each.

PFMA personal trainer looking on as an athlete lifts a heavy barbell

Personal Training

Personal training is an excellent option for those who want one-on-one guidance to help them achieve their fitness goals. With a personal trainer, you’ll receive a customized program designed to meet your specific needs and goals. You’ll have sessions based on your schedule and you’ll receive help with form, technique, and guidance throughout the entire process.

One of the main benefits of personal training is that it can be tailored to your overall health. Your trainer can help you identify any health concerns or limitations you have and adjust your program accordingly. This is especially important if you have any injuries or chronic conditions that may impact your ability to exercise safely and effectively.

Another benefit of personal training is you’ll receive constant results tracking. Your trainer will keep track of your progress and make changes to your program as needed to ensure that you’re continuing to see results. This is particularly helpful if you’re trying to achieve specific fitness goals, such as losing weight, building muscle, or increasing your endurance.

PFMA strength and cardio small group fitness class

Group Training

The decision between personal and group training ultimately comes down to your personal preferences and fitness goals. If you’re looking for a customized program tailored to your individual needs, personal training may be the best choice for you. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a more social and community-driven environment, group training may be the way to go.

The good news is that at Phoenix Fitness & Martial Arts we offer both! We start everyone with one-on-one lessons so they get to know their trainer, learn the basics, and feel totally comfortable with the program before deciding how they want to continue. 

It’s important to remember that regardless of the option you choose, exercise can improve your overall health in numerous ways. Regular physical activity can help with weight control, improve your mood, increase your energy, and even lead to better sleep. So, whichever type of training you decide to pursue, you’ll be doing your body a world of good.

Two women doing a battle ropes workout in a small group fitness class at PFMA

We opened the doors at Phoenix Fitness and Martial Arts in 2015 to help transform lives through health and fitness. Our mission is to serve those who want the amenities of a big gym, the excitement of a boutique studio, and the trust and comfort of a local family owned business. If that sounds like what you’ve been looking for, we’d love to welcome you to the Phoenix family. Let’s get started!