According to the American College of Sports Medicine, small-group personal training (SGT) ranks in the Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2016. Other ranked topics in ACSM’s Worldwide Survey include body weight training, core training, HIIT and functional fitness. This is fantastic news for the training industry, as these are all disciplines in which personal trainers are very well-versed!
While one-on-one training is still popular, starting a variety of SGT programs is a great way to get your business booming! People of all ages and fitness levels want to get involved with a personal trainer, but sometimes would-be clients shy away from the exposure that comes with one-on-one attention. Small groups are a great way to grow your clientele and your influence exponentially—in a fraction of the time.
Remember, SGT doesn’t just mean outdoor boot camps and CrossFit® boxes. There are many different categories of folks out there who can benefit from a group workout setting. For example, with spring break around the corner, think about starting a Spring Training Camp for young athletes in your community. Or what about contacting a local senior center and offering a class that targets older adults? Don’t get caught in a niche. Program variety is a key component to developing a successful and far-reaching personal training business that comprises both small groups and one-on-one clientele.
Once you decide on what types of SGT programming you want to offer, take inventory of the equipment you will need. Power Systems has several products that can be used across many types of programs, from beginner to advanced fitness levels.
- attractive, less intimidating alternative to kettlebell training, good for beginners
- uniformly sized for consistent technique development
- will not scuff hardwood floors
- color coded by level: yellow = beginner, orange = intermediate, blue = advanced
- smaller version (50 cm diameter) of the original BOSU® Balance Trainer (65 cm)
- great for young athletes but can be used by adults as well
- easier to transport because of its smaller size
Versa-Tube® & Premium Versa-Tube Short
- shorter version (36”) of Power Systems best-selling resistance tube (48”)
- designed for users 5’ tall or under—or, for shorter ROM exercises, for users 5’ tall and above
- available in 6 different resistances levels to accommodate all fitness levels
Indoor/Outdoor Training Kit
- includes 22 essentials for an SGT class
- accommodates small groups of up to 15 people
- sample exercise and programming cards available for download
Battle Rope Anchor Station
- accommodates up to 12 battle ropes at one time
- center area built to fit any Olympic plate for extra security
- can be used to anchor resistance tubing for strength exercises
- one product, hundreds of uses—from balance and agility training to rehabilitation exercise
- 6 air-filled, textured domes—can be used flat-side down or dome-side down
- textured surface provides traction during training
- offers proprioceptive feedback when used without shoes
- lightweight and portable; comes with carry bag
There is still plenty of time to make 2016 the most profitable year yet for your personal training business. Keep more money in your pocket by choosing equipment that can be used by a wide variety of training groups. Power Systems is your complete solution for your small-group training needs.