FAQs: Small Group Fitness Training
Updated: Aug 24
Small Group Fitness is an attractive workout style that can help you lose weight, build strength, feel better, + move better. Our professional, experienced trainer answers your most Frequently Asked Questions about Small Group Fitness below.
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FAQs about Small Group Fitness Training
How do I reserve my spot in a group?
Do I need prior experience to join Small Group Fitness?
No! Small Group Fitness Training is for everyone. You don't need prior experience and you don't need to be at any particular fitness level to join. Martin provides modifications and variations of exercises to accommodate different levels and goals. He offers ranges of reps and weight options. He is always available to answer your specific questions, to help you find substitutions if needed, and to guide you in making the best choices for yourself.
Small Group Fitness is really about having a team to support you and a coach to keep a close eye on you. This is a great place to begin your fitness journey.
How many people are in a Small Group?
Each group has a maximum of 6 registered participants. *Occationaly, someone from another group may need to do a make-up session, which could raise the group to 7 or 8 participants. The space and equipment comfortably serve 8 people all working out at the same time.
How long is each session?
Each session is 45 minutes long. Participants are welcome to come 10 - 15 minutes early to stretch or warm up on the assault bike, or to walk around the building for a fresh-air bonus!
How often should I come?
The World Health Organization recommends that adults ages 18+ should do
at least 75–150 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity [per week, and]
should also do muscle-strengthening activities at moderate or greater intensity that involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week, as these provide additional health benefits.
You will meet the minimum WHO recommendation for healthy adults, when you join Small Group Fitness 2 days per week; that's 90 minutes of aerobic activity and 2 days of muscle strengthening.
Most fitness experts recommend getting some form of physical activity every day, even light or moderate movement. Depending on your fitness goals, you may need to include more workouts in your week. Use the contact form on our homepage to tell Martin about your goals. He will set up a complimentary consultation to guide you.
When do groups meet?
Each group meets once per week. We currently offer four groups per week and you are welcome to join as many groups as you like. So, if you want to join Small Group Fitness three times per week, you would join three groups. Current group meeting times are:
Monday 12:30 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am
Wednesday 6:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am
What happens if I have to miss my group one week?
We ask that you sign up for a particular group so that we can keep the group numbers small and consistent, and also so that you have that day and time committed in your calendar. Consistency is key to successful, after all!
But life happens! If you need to miss your group one day, just contact Martin asap. Knowing early allows him to offer that spot to people loooking for make-up times, etc. You can call or text him at (859) 333-9402 or email TrainMovePlayPT@gmail.com. You can also leave a message on the contact form at TrainMovePlay.com/contact.
You can let him know which day you would like to do a make up session in one of the other groups. He will check the availability and confirm. No problem.
If none of the other group meeting times work for you, Martin will work with you to find another solution so that you can get in your training time.
What if I am going on a long vacation, get injured, or need to pause my training for a month?
No problem. We highly encourage Square auto-draft or ACH recurring payment methods for Small Group Fitness membership. All options can be paused or stopped by you at any time. Or you can email TrainMovePlay@gmail.com to request a pause and we will do it for you.
If you need to take off a month or more, talk with Martin about the possibility of reclaiming your spot in the group when you return. If there is a waitlist for your group, you may have to wait for an opening to resume training.
What equipment will we use in Small Group Fitness?
No two workouts are the same, so we will use different equipment each week. But some things you can expect to see and get comfortable with are:
Swiss physio balls
barbells and plates
What kind of exercises are included in Small Group Fitness workouts?
We include a wide variety of exercises to keep the energy fresh and the workouts challenging. You'll increase in strength, cardio endurance, mobility, and coordination. Expect
Bodyweight exercises, like planks, push ups, beast crawls, and squats.
Cardio exercises, like burpees, mountain climbers, kettle bell swings, and wall balls.
Full body weighted exercises, like Turkish Get-ups, overhead presses, deadlifts, and assault bike.
And mobility exercises, like 90/90 drills, lunges, overhead reaches, and trunk rotation.
We also have the chance in Small Group Fitness to work with partners doing "You go, I go" type drills, circuits, group games, and relays.
Should Small Group Fitness be "instead of" or "in addition to" Personal Training?
It can be either! It really depends on your goals, your personality, and your lifestyle. We have more about this in the articles, "What is Small Group Fitness?" and, "The Benefits of Small Group Fitness."
If you are still unsure which is the best fit for you, use the Contact us form to tell Martin about your goals. He can schedule you for a complimentary consultation and, together, you can decide where your needs are best met.
Can I bring a friend to try Small Group Fitness with me?
From time to time, we have, "Bring a Friend," weeks for both Personal Training and Small Group Fitness where we encourage you to bring ALLLL of your friends to check us out! If you have a friend, or a visitor, who wants to join you at other times, just speak with Martin before hand. As long as there is availability within the group, he is generally a pretty welcoming guy.
Can I gift Small Group Fitness to someone?
Yes! Better health makes a fabulous gift! We offer hard copy and digital gift cards, so that you can gift a place in Small Group Fitness to someone. Minimum purchase is one month of training. You can purchase up to one year of training for someone else.
Be sure to contact us ahead of time to confirm availability in a particular group.
We hope this helps answer you FAQs about Small Group Fitness. Ready to get started? Follow this button for registration information.
Have more questions about Small Group Fitness? Contact us at TrainMovePlayPT@gmail.com and let's chat.