How to Find and Attend the Best Fitness Studios in Vancouver
Do you know the best things about fitness classes? First, you get expert guidance without the guesswork from a fitness professional. Second, accountability to your workout, social support, and a fitness community of like-minded fit people. Lastly, an excellent opportunity to explore movements in a new way while having fun and being fit.
So, read how to find and attend the best fitness studios in Vancouver.
Group Fitness vs. Personal Training vs. Small Group Training
If you are looking for the best fitness classes, step one is understanding the difference between fitness classes.
Group Fitness Classes
Group fitness classes at a typical gym tend to be large (15-20 people). The instructor typically stands at the front of the room, showing you the moves while talking you through your workout. Good group fitness instructors have prominent personalities and are excellent motivators.
Most people think of yoga studios or Pilates when considering group fitness classes, but times change. Here are some unique group fitness classes:
- Treadmill and Rowing cardio-based Fitness classes
- Barre Fitness. It is a workout class that combines ballet-inspired moves with Pilates, dance classes, yoga class, and strength training.
- Muay Thai. Originally from Thailand, it is a martial art known as “the art of eight limbs.” It uses fists, elbows, knees, and feet. In addition, it utilizes effective striking and clinching techniques.
- HIIT is a high-intensity interval training class that incorporates various exercise methods. It includes bodyweight, strength, cycling, walking, swimming, running, or group fitness classes. If these feel a little far out for you or you are recovering from an injury, personal training might be a better solution.
Personal training is traditionally 1-on-1. However, current trends make it 2-on-1 for friends or couples to work with a Personal Fitness Trainer. This is to lower costs and increase motivation.
Personal Trainers have more exercise types in their toolbox. Group fitness instructors typically only teach one class style. But the best personal trainers can help with cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility training in one session. Often personal trainers pull from moves found in other group fitness classes.
Small-Group Personal Training
Small-Group Personal Training combines personal training and traditional group fitness classes.
Although group fitness classes may give you a great workout, they are not personalized to your needs or limitations because of larger class sizes.
Personal training may sound good but is often more expensive than a gym membership or a group fitness class. If you have a professional personal trainer, you will see better results. Also, if you are shy or lack motivation, having others work out with you may increase your exercise consistency.
In small group training, you get the best of both worlds. Our small group personal training classes are limited to 5 participants. And an Expert Personal Trainer teaches you, not a group fitness instructor. As a result, classes like ours provide more personalized attention and fun.
New Fitness Trends
There have been some new trends in the fitness industry in 2019. Because of time crunches and the results seen by HIIT (high-intensity interval training), class lengths are shortening. There has also been a focus on including various types of exercise in one session. Think of a HIIT-style bodyweight strength training pilates class on steroids as an example.
Our small group training sessions include the use of specialized equipment. For example, a gravity Training System is a functional training system that uses your full body weight and gravity to increase your results. Functional training focuses on your daily living movements and increases your results.
How to Find the Best Fitness Studios in Vancouver?
The qualifications of those teaching fitness classes are similar to those of personal trainers. There are great fitness professionals & fitness instructors who’ve completed training at INFOFIT Educators and will be graduates of the BCRPA Personal Training program. Ask your prospective personal trainers what their background is – and choose the best one that suits your needs.
You should expect that your small group trainer is qualified and professionally trained. They should also have good communication skills and a welcoming, fun personality. They will help you enjoy the class and help you get the best results.
So be sure to check out our classes and instructors before you sign up. Most gyms or fitness studios offer a free first training session. So check it out and see the best fitness studios in Vancouver.
How Small Group Personal Training Addresses the Common Barriers to Exercise
Here is a typical list of fitness barriers to exercise. Small group training can help you crush them. Most busy people claim they don’t have time to exercise. With the focus of small group training two x’s per week, you can get minimal time commitment.
I think exercise is boring. It can be if you don’t switch it up, so switch it up.
I am self-conscious about my total body or fitness. However, in small group fitness settings, everyone is in the same place to feel alone.
I can’t afford health tight club fees. Small group exercise classes are a little more expensive but will allow you to see results as little as once per week. The return on investment is higher than going to the gym, saving you both money and time.
I hurt myself, and I can’t exercise. If you get injured, our professional fitness trainers can work with you 1-on-1. And they teach you the correct form and technique for your fitness program until you are healed.
My family doesn’t support my exercise goals. Support is the key to success in many things, including exercise. Small groups create accountability and a built-in support network.
I am too busy and tired after work. There are two options here. First, you can do a gravity fitness class in the morning. Most people find that morning exercise prepares you for a super productive day.
Second, exercise gives you the high energy that lasts the rest of the day and helps you burn more calories.
Exercise is vital for your health, don’t let real or perceived barriers stop you from being the best version of yourself.
Ready to Try our Small Group Fitness Classes?
Are your goals to gain more energy, strength, and endurance? Are you looking to lose weight? Regardless of your goals, our talented team offers the best state of the art fitness classes. We guarantee you will see results in as little as five sessions.
Try the best fitness studios in Vancouver with our small group gravity training system. And learn about your body’s true capabilities. So challenge your body! We will amaze you!