There has been a huge increase in the number of gyms and fitness studio’s opening up around Melbourne. This is a great thing in one respect, as it indicates that there is a big demand for new spaces for people to train. This means that there are more and more people out there looking to get fit, lose weight, improve their health and live a happier and healthier lifestyle. This increased demand for new training spaces is excellent news, however, there is dark side to the new movement.
If the industry is not careful, all of this new-found enthusiasm for health and fitness will soon be sucked dry as these new start-up facilities take the ‘Personal’ out of the Personal Training Studio Melbourne.
Every new personal training studio Melbourne has opened in the last year has all been off the same money focussed blueprint. They are open plan spaces that aim to cram in the maximum amount of people for the minimum amount of personal interaction with any staff member. They are fast, loud, impersonal and once the hype has died down, people will soon realise that they are not getting personal training, or small group training, they are paying a premium price for the same old gym style set up that has always been offered.
So what should you search for when on the hunt for the best personal training studio Melbourne has to offer?
How qualified are the staff inside the walls of the facility? These staff members are the glue that will hold together your whole health and fitness journey. They are there to prepare your sessions, create atmosphere, give you advice and make sure that what you are doing suits your goals, ability and injury restrictions.
The more qualified and experienced your personal trainer, fitness instructor, small group trainer or coach is, then the more likely you are to have fun, reach your goals, see results and continue to be challenged.
Is the facility you are looking for one that genuinely cares for every member who walks through that door, or are they looking to cram you in like sardines, with maximum people paying maximum prices and lonely personal trainers being paid minimum wage there to try and help you with your questions.
The best personal training studio Melbourne offers has restricted class sizes so that each member gets the full attention of the highly qualified and experienced trainers. They will be there to answer your questions and help you with your technique and to set and reach your goals.
The hardest thing to know early on when training towards your goals is if the style of training you are doing is suitable. These mass-market gyms tend to provide hard and fast training that makes you feel like you have really done a solid workout every single time you go. What it fails to do, is consider your next session, or your long-term goals. If you are looking for a personalised approach that matches the training style to your goals, then you need to consider if your trainer in the class you are doing has the ability to alter certain exercises or weights or durations or reps to meet your specific needs and goals.
We generally use exercise to escape from the reality of life. Whether you are training for fun, for fitness or for a race target, you have to enjoy it. The atmosphere inside the studio, and the buzz of the group of people you train with is a high priority. A good fitness trainer will bring the best out of everyone and make sure the room is buzzing with encouragement, enthusiasm and creativity!
So there you have it. The choice is in your hands. You have the option of hundreds of clubs, gyms, fitness studios and personal trainers all over Melbourne, and now, you have the option of asking the questions that will ensure that you make the right choice.