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The Differences Between a Gym, Personal Trainer and Group Training

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

Many people compare services and costs without knowing what they are going to put in exchange for their money and do not know how to invest their money in their body. Neither the use of the gym, hiring a Personal Trainer, or paying for group sessions is one better than the other or one more expensive than the other.

The reality is based on your needs. You can't compare the cost of a court to a lawyer. They are two different services. Or renting a car to hire a driver or pay a tour guide full time. They are very different services.

Likewise, the services of a gym, a Personal Trainer and group training are not the same. That is why they have different costs. And the benefits depend on what you need.

Since we specialize in weight loss and body toning, then I will speak keeping in mind that those are your goals.

Using a gym…

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Prices vary from $35 to $120 (dollars) per month depending on the location , the services offered by the gym. I am not going to go into details of the services and location of the gym, but I am going to talk about why this service is a good option for you or not.

If you have the wisdom of what you have to do, if you have the motivation and discipline to follow a regimen and also to educate yourself about what you need to do to lose weight and tone your body, the gym is the best option for you.

The benefits are that you save money, go to the gym on your schedule, focus on your exercise, and do your entire routine on your terms.

If you lack motivation, wisdom and you are not disciplined, especially disciplined, then using a gym is not your best option. You will waste your money and time.

Hire a Personal Trainer…

Also the prices vary depending on your area, the reputation of the trainer, knowledge and packages that the trainer offers you, from $45 up to $120 per session lasting one hour per session. Plus you have to pay your registration and monthly gym membership.

To start you have to have the economic status to be able to hire a Personal Trainer. Or you can hire him for several sessions to educate you, create a program and track your results which is cheaper.

If you have the resources, then don't worry about the amount of money you are going to spend, which is between $540 and $1,440 per month depending on the price per session and the sessions that the trainer recommends.

If you don't have the resources, but you need the help of a Personal Trainer, the other option is to hire him for several sessions and distribute them throughout the year depending on your needs. For example, you can purchase a 12-session package ($540-$1,440) and use three sessions every 4 months for learning, follow-up, program reaffirmation, improvements, and new programs.

If you don't have the motivation, wisdom, and have the money to hire a Personal Trainer, then it's a good idea to hire one year round.

But if you don't have the money, you don't have the motivation or the wisdom, then the other option is to hire him according to your needs and thus hope that this is enough for you to motivate yourself, learn and discipline yourself. The goal is to learn, motivate and discipline yourself so that one day you will become independent and save money.

Sign up for a good group training program…

Group of training in Custom BOdy Fitness

Finally we have the best option, in my opinion, for those who cannot afford a trainer, do not have the wisdom, discipline and motivation to do it alone, group training. I am honest. That's why at Custom Body Fitness we focus on group training, a much cheaper way to give results to people who need a professional).

Prices range from $140 to $350 per month for a service that offers you more than the use of a gym, or personal training (this also depends on how good the group training program is. For example, we give unlimited sessions with a professional who motivates, supports, teaches, and keeps track of the goals of each of our clients. Moreover, we evaluate the body composition of our clients, we create specific goals and we help them create a personalized eating plan monthly).

Group training is more than the use of a gym where the services of a Personal Trainer are given in groups so that the investment is more flexible for clients.

The negative of group training is that the sessions are given only at specific times and days which have to be flexible to your schedule and your personality has to be compatible with the culture of the group.

The differences between a gym, personal trainer and group training…

As I mentioned, it is not about seeing what is better, but what you need to start your weight loss and body toning program taking into consideration, your economic status, discipline, motivation and knowledge of the subject. Choose wisely what is right for you so that you do not waste your money and time.These are the differences between the gym, group training and personal trainer.



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