Personal Training 30 Minutes VS 60 Minutes

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 • Denver, CO 80224

Personal Training 30 Minutes VS 60 Minutes

Personal training is obviously a passion of mine. I understand not everyone feels or understands the passion I have for fitness training. Therefore Ross Fitness Elite offers 30 minute and 60 minute personal training sessions. In the past 30 minute sessions were primarily for rehabilitation sessions or the extremely unhealthy. Now as people are more pressed for time the 30 minute sessions are more popular than ever. The 30 minute session is a very intense session. Since there is less time to train a trainer must squeeze 60 minutes of a workout into 30 minutes. Hence, meaning less rest between sets and exercises. For some this is a great option, but not for all.

60 minute sessions are really the ideal session for the extremely unhealthy, as well as, the people needing rehabilitation training. 30 minute sessions as discussed earlier provide less time to rest and recover. There is also one more thing; it is less time to learn. Most people will never learn everything that is being taught to them the first time. Not to mention how much is being taught in 30 minutes. In the very first training session a trainer must perform an evaluation to best understand how to help you exceed your goals. This will include learning about muscular imbalances, joint range of motion, and strength/endurance. Everything the trainer discovers in that first session now needs to be put into a program and taught to you. Not only does the trainer need to teach you the exercises but they need to explain to you why the program is designed for them. Basically a trainer needs to give you a crash course in anatomy and biomechanics. Think about having to learn all of that as a beginner new to exercise in 30 minutes, let alone 60 minutes. This is why trainers always recommend no less than 12 sessions to any and all clients.

As you can tell from what you have just read there are pros and cons to both programs.