Personal Training for Couples
Personal training for couples is a great way to bond with your partner and it saves a little money compared to one on one personal training. I work with a few different couples and they enjoy working out together. Working out with your partner saves time and helps to hold both of you accountable to your program.
Having a personal trainer is helpful because we design the program for both of you and you get to focus on the workout rather than battling on what workout to do and who is right about what is the best workout. Trust me this happens all the time.
Working out together makes the time fly and it’s more fun than working out alone. During the session, we like to add some exercises that you both can do together. Every time I do a workout like this I see both partners smiling at each other while working out.
Here are some reasons why working out together might be best for you.
You push each other
Whenever I see couples working out together in session I notice that they push each other. When you see your partner working hard it drives you to keep up with them. Men usually feel like they need to take the lead so this works great for them.
You hold each other accountable
When I am training couples, I notice that people cancel the session a lot less. This is because when you don’t feel like working out your partner will give you that little push you need to get started. Having someone there to combat that negative voice in your head is helpful when you’re trying to reach your fitness goals. Having a personal training helps with accountability but having both a partner and personal trainer is much better.
You’re in it together
Many of the couples I train tend to get results faster because they are focused. When you’re training one on one your friends or family might be there getting in the way of what you’re trying to do. I tell all my clients that I can’t be there 24 hours a day to watch what they’re eating. Usually you and your partner will be spending a lot of time together and you will have similar goals. This will keep you both on the same page with diet and working out when the personal trainer is not there. Having a partner to work with makes sticking to the program a lot easier.
It’s cost effective
My, in home personal training company offers couples training at no extra cost which is a plus because most companies charge about $25 more per session. We love training couples and it doesn’t take much extra work on our part to see two people instead of one. Therefore, we keep the rates the same for couples training. If both of you are planning on one on one training it will get a little pricey.
The downsides of personal training for couples
Personal training for couples is great for so many reasons but they’re down sides. We want to touch on these before you decide on what personal training program is right for you.
If your goals are different you might want to do one on one training. Some clients like to build muscle and some clients like to burn fat. If this is the case doing the same workout might not be the best choice. I’ve done partner training with clients that have different goals before. We can do the session with two people but the quality drops when the goals are different.
It causes stress
Sometimes working out with your partner can cause a little stress during the workout. I’ve seen this with a few couples that I train and we decided to do one on one sessions back to back instead. They both knew right away that training together wouldn’t be the best choice and would cause stress during the session.
Personal training for couples can be a great way to train. It can help you with accountability and create some bonding time for you and your partner. Being on the same page with your fitness goals will help you reach your goals faster. Couples training costs less overall than one on one personal training. Personal training for couples might not be the best fit for you if you like to work out alone or one on one with a trainer.
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