Monday, September 6, 2010

Group Personal Training

Let's face it. Personal Training is not cheap. In Malaysia, a 1 hour personal training session can cost anywhere from RM 80 to RM 150 per hour. Why does it cost so much? That's because, there is an endless list of benefits to personal training. Here are some of them:
Full attention of your PT - for that 1 hour, your PT has to give you his full attention.
Customized Program - With a PT, he will custom design a workout program based on your needs, goals and of course your body type and fitness level
The PT is able to correct your form immediately - if you are doing the exercise wrongly, the PT will be able to see it and correct you immediately
Propose a personalized nutrition plan for you - Now most PTs don't do this, but you can ask them for advice. If you sign up for Fitness Malaysia's home based PT sessions, all our trainers are trained to give you a personalized nutrition plan that helps you to get optimum results. It comes with the package.

For those who can afford Personal training, then fantastic. But if you still want the benefits of personal training, but can't afford it, what do you do? Well this is where you can join something called Group Personal Training (GPT). GPT is an interesting way for you to get the benefits of personal training, but at a fraction of the cost. This is still a relatively new idea in Malaysia, and not many people are offering services such as this.

Group Personal Training is a 1 hour exercise session where the PT trains between 2 to 5 people in the same way that a PT does, but since there are more people, the cost per person is cheaper. So if you can't afford a full fledged PT session, then group personal training is great way for you to enjoy all the benefits of Personal Training at a lower cost. Now of course, one of the most important points to note is, the group has to be a small number - usually no more than 5 people, or else it loses the personal touch and becomes a group class. This way you still get a good level of personal attention without having to pay so much. The other benefit of Group Personal Training is, that you can sign up for it with your own friends and family members, and this makes the whole training session more fun and exciting. If you feel intimated to work with a PT yourself, now you have the option of doing it together with your friends... so its less intimidating.

Fitness Malaysia will be launching its very own brand of Group Personal Training soon, so do look out for it as we will post updates about it on this blog. We are really excited to embark on this project and get even more people to lead a healthier lifestyle. So what do you think of group personal training? Have any of you tried it? As usual, look forward to hearing your comments.

16 comments:

mata coklatbiru said...

wayyy too awessommee rajan...
brilliant...
its kinda new for me bout this GPT thing, and yeah, i should give it a try...
well, can't wait for the next entry..
i would like to know more bout this GTP.. :)

azmyspin said...

Rajan bro,

Great initiative!

Can't wait to kick it off soon...

My Business Is Fitness said...

Great article guys!

GPT is huge now and it'ss great for PT businesses to broaden their services and make PT more affordable.

I have been to a few GPT sessions myself and it was great that some people were fitter than me some were less, so it made it very comfortable experience.

I encourage everyone to try it!

Ben

Rajan said...
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Rajan said...

mata coklat biru: You are going to absolutely love Group Personal Training. Do check out this blog over the next 2 or 3 weeks for more information.

Azmyspin: Yes bro... i am excited to kick off this project with you.

Ben: You mentioned a very good point which i missed - some are fitter than you while others are not as fit. This helps you to be more comfortable. great point.

Another point to add is, this also allows you to be more competitive and try to be like your fitter group members or better. So this is an excellent source of motivation to push yourself harder. Thanks for the points Ben.

Aizan Suhaira said...

GPT is expecially good for those needing an extra push in terms of motivation. When you're trying to lose weight/get fit surrounding yourself with individuals with the same goal in mind will make you work harder.

Rajan said...

Aizan: excellent point. I feel GPT does help to keep people more motivated than normal personal training.

KevL said...

IMO, the term 'group personal training' is not an appropriate term because it simply defies the meaning of what you intend to do. Personal training is personal when a trainer trains a client 1-to-1. But when a trainer starts to train a group of people, the session is no longer 'personal'. Therefore it would be more appropriate to simply term it as 'group training'. Just my 2 cents on this matter :)

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the kick off of your group training project. This is definitely something new to me.

ps. Rajan, you got mail :)

Rajan said...

KevL: hahahaha....Good point. But that seems to be the term others are using. This seems to be pretty popular in many countries overseas.

Me got mail? OK... will check it out.

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Shierly Mah said...

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