I have started teaching a small number of ladies for group fitness class in a yoga studio. Because the classes are small and they are very consistent, the relationships and structure could be more like small group personal training. I have gotten to know the ladies and can give them specific instructions and modifications. If I wanted to re-frame the class as small group personal training, what would the differences be? (I am not trained as a personal trainer yet, although this may be my next step.) I would think that it would include goal-setting and tracking of the workouts and progress, more measurement of the process and results. How would you differentiate small group personal training from a small size group fitness class?
To me 3-4 people is considered a small group personal training. 6-8 people I consider it a small group fitness class. The numbers are different for each trainer, but once the group starts getting to large to keep an eye on all of the participants equally, then it becomes a class (no matter how you call it). Personal training means that you can devote your whole attention to that client or clients with no distractions until they reach their goals. If you can’t do that, then it’s not personal training.