I have been in the Fitness Industry for a number of years and I can say hands down that working out of a Personal Training Studio compared to a gym has many added benefits.
For a start working with a trainer at a Private studio gives the client the added benefit that the attention is on you and you only.
Many fitness centers have lock in contracts and often member are required to sign a waver in the event that they cancel there membership they still need to see the end of there contact with can be up to 3 months !
Quite often from a Personal Trainers Point of view they are also locked in to paying rent with the fitness centre and can be tied into legalities not enabling them to easily get out of there contract.
While anywhere you can train with a certified personal trainer will be beneficial, working at a private studio can have the most appeal.
First we can look at the type of trainers that you will find at a gym and a studio. Let me start by explain there are many great trainers that work at gyms and will be very successful. However, many gyms will hire trainers by walking the floor and finding members that look the part. They have these members pass their own certification and put them out on the floor to start training others. The main problem with this is even though they are probably in great shape and know a little bit about fitness, they mostly know about training themselves. They probably do not have much experience working with special populations/conditions such as diabetics, hypertension, low back pain .
Even if the trainer has a certification and some experience the club will not do very much to enhance their education. Their main concern is that the trainer is selling personal training packages and supplements. They spend most of the time teaching the trainer how to be a better salesperson, not a better coach . As long as their sales numbers are up it does not matter if they are a good trainer or not. Those are the ones who will be promoted to managers to teach others how to sell, not how to train.
Most studios want to pride themselves in having the best Personal Trainers in their respective areas. In order to do this trainers that are hired are interviewed and tested to make sure they are representative of the facility. Most trainers that work at a studio do view fitness as a career and not as a part time job. These individuals will take their job seriously and constantly strive to learn more and do a better job. When you meet with your trainer you should hear them mention that they attend different conferences and events to show you that they are trying to improve their service for you.
At Realfit we have a team of Great trainer’s and services such as Group training,One on One and even outdoor Bootcamp Training and we are 100%committed to your success,remember Personal Trainers and really good ones are there to keep you motivated and accountable and be able to keep you accountable 24/7 and offer you the best advice whatever your goal.