Group personal training questions...

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by sammym, Aug 7, 2013.

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  1. I have a few questions for you blokes.

    1) Would you consider group personal training sessions in open areas..? I am talking in public parks and not in sweaty gyms.

    2) If you did like the idea slighty what sort of exercises would you like?

    3) Finally what would you be willing to pay for this service? This is assuming staff are fully qualified and offer a great service...

    These are for a friend I promise. Call it market research if you will. Try and keep it sensible if you will, however if you feel the need to through some abuse around make it critical at least.

    Thanks
     
  2. Look at the BMF classes etc. they are along those same lines and seem to be rather popular. Perhaps your friend should have a gander and see if some of the questionnaire questions are answered.

    Personally I tend to prefer to train alone.


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  3. A group session isn't a personal session is it?

    There's already a hundred people doing workouts in the park, Britmilfit being just one of them. You'd need a gimmick of some kind. The fitness industry is huge but there isn't really very much money in it for most people. With workouts ranging from £4-7 on average and pretty small classes, sometimes only 3 or 4 students.

    My experience of park fitness is hugely varied. Home I train with these guys on a Saturday and they are very good. Locally, I've tried other classes but they were shit.

    The way to go is to stop asking bone questions, set yourself up a website and give it a try, isn't it?
     
  4. BMF needs to change from british military fitness to british mitty fitness due to the amount of walts they have taking classes
     
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  5. I'd love to be fly on the wall of a BMF-style session run by the Guvnor for a bunch of City lushes. Not a participant obviously; that would just be silly.
     
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  6. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    Why? They would just tell him to be quiet and carry on at whatever level of exercise they wanted to do.

    Their money, their time - not Joes in Depot. I would like to see his response to them deciding that actually they didn't fancy doing any more press ups or running a bit further/faster, thank you very much!
     
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  7. Nearly every possible outcome from such an experiment works for me!
     
  8. They would be told not to come back then ie **** off- simple, and yes anyone who comes and trains with me gets treated like Joes in Depot
     
  9. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    Sounds like a cracking business model.
     
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  10. Get the order of dress right and you are on to a winner. So for instructors its blue serge bottoms, green stripe trainers and a wife beater top with APTC badge. Ensure your body is well oiled, and the teeth have that Colgate smirk!
    Sorted.
     
  11. But the results speak for themselves.
     
  12. I dont participate in open air group classes.
    However I do attend an indoor group session once a week, a Les Mills fitness class, they seem to have the balance right but of course they have been going for years.
    I find a vast majority of the people there will go hard when instructed and go for the burn etc etc, simply because its their dollar and they want to get fit.
    In fact of the three different instructors the more aggressive one has the larger classes.
     
  13. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    I don't doubt that the people you train get great results.

    But - from a business perspective - are you really building your client base in the best way?
     
  14. Why not?

    There are a million classes out there, at least Sandy has a USP. Some people know that they get more out of the class if they're treated like shit, and as long as there are enough of them to make it a viable business model then crack on!
     
  15. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    As long as he can find enough people willing to pay him money to be spoken to like shit, then fair play to him. There are of course people who are willing to pay extra for that sort of treatment, but he might have to go to a specialist club for that.

    For the OP:

    1) Would you consider group personal training sessions in open areas..? I am talking in public parks and not in sweaty gyms.
    As has been said before if they are groups, then they are not personal.

    2) If you did like the idea slighty what sort of exercises would you like?
    What exercises would I like? Surely the question should be based around what people might want to achieve and then the trainers devise a training programme to work towards that goal?

    3) Finally what would you be willing to pay for this service? This is assuming staff are fully qualified and offer a great service...
    City or rural? How much are the competition charging? How does the offer compare? What will your "friend" be offering that will differentiate his class from theirs?

    A PT in London will charge from say £45.00 per hour upwards, but a gym membership with unlimited classes (including changing facilities, showers, lighting and a dog shit and broken glass free training area) will set you back around that much per month. If you average 3 classes per week throughout the year, it works out at under £5.00 per class. For being shouted at by a bloke in the park, it would need to be closer to the £5.00 end of the scale.
     
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