Okay, so before I get a firestorm of hate mail from some of my group x’er friends and coaches, let me first say that although what I am about to say is not the case for every individual, it is the case for many. And it’s a strong case for why private personal training and coaching will always remain a strong presence in the field of health and fitness.
In my over 16 years as a Health/Fitness Expert I have helped countless individuals achieve astounding results that they never would have been able to achieve by starting out in a group X class. What’s the reason you ask? It’s because when they came to me, their basic conditioning level was beyond dismal. If they had entered a group X class they would have surely walked out feeling defeated or worse yet injured.
Of course, someone’s exercise level doesn’t have to be dismal to not be a good candidate for a group x class. I have countless friends and clients that have contraindications or minor injuries that get aggravated all over again when they take group class.