I hear this all the time, “I hate to workout”. And my response is “That’s because you haven’t found the right workout”. Everyone is different and the good news is there is a workout for everyone, you just have to find it.
I found my FIT many years ago in a small group training environment. I’m referring to four or five people pounding out burpies and push ups in a private training session. I had tried group “boot camps” but this was completely different. And to my surprise, more challenging than a one on one private session. In a private group I was forced to rotate quickly in a circuit which didn’t allow as much time to rest in between sets. Another hidden bonus of group workout was the price!!! Group sessions were cheaper than hiring a one on one personal trainer. This was better because I was actually getting personal coaching in a small group setting. And lets face it, sweating with a group of friends while torturing your muscles some how made the workout less methodical and made the sting go away!
→RETHINK YOUR THERAPY←
Group workouts breed a unique spirit of comradore. There is a level of encouragement and accountability that transpires. I have had a front row seat for over 15 years observing the dynamics of small group training. I have seen friendships develop during rigorous sets of squats and curls. Who knew that pushing through a superset of pull ups and lunges could be a bonding moment? Perhaps the endorphins and high heart rate from a set of mountain climbers bring people together. Often times, it’s old-fashioned competitiveness. Group training can bring out the competitive nature in people. I have watched women literally push themselves to the puking point because they didn’t want to be upstaged by their fellow workout warrior. Have you ever witnessed a plank or a chin up challenge? These exercises can be gruesome and boring but when you throw in a little competitive edge, it gets entertaining. Need to talk out your crap, take it out on the gym. Partner workouts are therapeutic. Gym banter or chick talk/ dude talk sucks the monotony right out of routine exercises.
→Always Changing Something← (ACS)
Abercrombie FITness has mastered the group training format. My gym is a boutique style private training studio. It is NOT fancy. I train small groups of women, men and teens. I create quality private training sessions for a group price. Each workout is custom-made to my clients special needs. I operate on the ACS motto. Always changing something. Change the gym, change the workout, change the music, change the scenery, change the subject and most assuredly change and reshape my clients bodies and mind set!
Abercrombie and FITness offers variety. I have an elliptical, treadmill and spin bike. I have weights out of the wa-zoo and a squat rack. I have a TRX suspension trainer, a bosu balance trainer, med balls and more. I don’t ever want my workouts to be judged as dull or boring. My playlist, on the other hand, might be corny and boring but NEVER my workouts. Abercrombie and FITness workouts include plyometrics, high intensity interval training, weight lifting, cardio segments, Pilates and more. I rotate the workout warriors through various exercise stations. Sometimes we Tabata, and we always “Talk-a-lotta” but we never stop pumping the iron and moving! The cool thing is I’m not limited to the gym. I’m blessed with an amazing outdoor paved space with a killer hill!
In an hour we work hard and fast but we have fun. While rotating through the circuits the work warriors discuss life, love and where the bodies are buried. (can you name that movie?) Abercrombie and FITness forms way more than just lean hard muscle. I form friendships and relationships. We share information and encourage each other mentally and physically. We pray, we laugh, we cry, we vent and we complain about the weather! We talk politics, sports, kids, marriages, sex, drugs and rock-n-roll! It’s terrific!
If you are one of the many people who is easily intimidated by the big gyms such as LA Fitness or Planet Fitness, a small private training studio might be your speed. You can form your own group of cronies or join an existing group and make new friends. I modify the exercises for each person in group. I might have an ultra advanced workout warrior training with a beginner. I simply modify the move or change the reps and weight for that particular person. The workouts are fun, effective and efficient. Just ask any of my past or present workout warriors!
Abercrombie FITness is straight up training. No monthly membership dues or up front joiner fees.
How do you get your workout on? Are you a loner? Would a group format inspire you? I want to hear from you! If you’re in the DFW area and your interested in trying a group workout reach out and leave me a comment below.