As a small group personal training gym in Worthing, we wanted to share what we believe are the 5 biggest benefits of training in a group!

Besides the multiple benefits exercise has on our body, we truly believe that training together is the most enjoyable and sustainable way to train.

Let’s get into those 5 benefits.

It’s Sociable

After the last 2 years, I think we can all agree that we’ve had enough of staring at a screen and jumping around in our living rooms.

In addition, we feel that training alone in a big busy gym just doesn’t seem the most enjoyable way to train. For some, it might work but for others, they will thrive off of social engagement.

At Intent91, our community is very much full of like-minded people, so our members create genuine friendships and relationships. We’re sure this is the same with many group training gyms!

Intent91 member laughing in small group personal training session


A little bit of competition never hurt anyone!

Training in a group does add that extra layer of friendly competition, which we think is a good thing!

We’re very fortunate to train all different ages, abilities, and fitness levels and we often find them encouraging each other to push that little bit extra.

So, even though the members in the group might not be lifting the same weights or trying to ‘beat’ each other, they are still being motivated by one another.

We feel like this bit of friendly competition is healthy!

cardio in small group personal training


This is the biggest benefit of group personal training!


Well, we believe that you will only stick with exercise or a training programme as long as you find it enjoyable.

Yes, sometimes the workout does get tough and you need to work hard, but we try our utmost so you have fun during the session.

Exercise is a chance to distract your mind from your day to day life stresses, which is exactly why you want to actually enjoy it.

Whether you exercise in a group environment, cycle, run or spin plates on your head. The most important thing is that you find a training method that you can stick with long term, so finding something you enjoy is absolutely crucial.

This is why FUN is the biggest benefit!

how much is a personal trainer?


If you’re looking for a personal trainer, then small group personal training is the most cost-effective way to train!

Let’s break it down…

On average, according to Insure4Sport a 1-2-1 personal trainer will charge £30 per hour.

Now, they said this back in 2018 – prices have increased since then, so let’s estimate it’s now around £40 per hour.

(We also feel that high-quality coaches in the Sussex area will be charging at least £40 per hour, check out how much you should be paying for a personal trainer).

If you wanted to train 12 times a month (3 times a week) with a personal trainer:

12 x £40 = £480 a month

Now, at Intent91 our OPTIMAL package that includes 12 small group personal training sessions per month cost £288!

Almost half the price…

You also get to train with like-minded and friendly people in our premium facility!

Please note, that small group personal training is cost-effective in the landscape of personal training. Going to the gym by yourself is going to be cheaper.

However, you wouldn’t receive the guidance, structure or support that you would if you had a personal trainer – read why you might need a personal trainer here!

benefits of group personal training


Accountability is a bit of a buzzword in the fitness industry, but it is true!

A personal trainer does help keep you accountable, at Intent91, we do monthly check-ins to make sure that you’re on track to achieve your fitness goals.

Adding to this, if you’re training with friends and family members you’re more unlikely to not want to let them down, so skipping that personal training session is not an option!

A final note…

Our 5 top benefits of training in a group are:

  • Social
  • Motivation
  • Fun!
  • Cost-effective
  • Accountability

There are plenty of ways to exercise, and the most important thing is to find something you enjoy and will stick with long term. That might not even be the gym, that could be running, cycling and so on.

We hope you’ve found this helpful, and if you’d like to find out more about small group personal training please do send us a message – we’d love to have a chat!