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Small group training has a lot of benefits. Besides being able to make some new friends – here are the reason why I really enjoy coaching my small group – but also reasons why you may enjoy it too!
- Economical. Personal training can be pricey, but jumping into a small group with similar goals you save on cost but still benefit from the one/one with a coach.
- Motivational. Its motivational to work out with motivated people. Simple. Small group training may not only push outside your comfort zone – in a safe environment guided by a skill coach – but also by your fellow comrades.
- One/one attention. Because of the small size group your coach is able to spend more time correcting form and providing feedback.
- Variety and Plan. Depending on the focus of your small group, your coach provide the expertise in variety of movements and progression of your fitness plan.
- Focus. Versus heading to the gym to do the “lil of this, lil of that” program. The structure of the small group session will keep you on track for your workout.
- FUN. It’s fun to work out with a small group of friends, or soon to be friends.
- Progression and RESULTS. Its great to see yourself improve – whether that be with technique or strength. I think this is my favourite point. I love creating a plan, coaching, and tracking the progression of my clients. If you don’t measure it – how do you know you are getting better?
I asked some of my small group training clients and this is what they liked about it:
“I like working out with people that try hard … it motivates me to try harder .Also it is cheaper than personal training but has a lot of the benefits of personal training ( accountability, technique feedback, progress monitoring and goal setting)”
“I benefit so much from small group. So many reasons but for me, it makes me do stuff I would NEVER attempt do on my own, add more weight than I would normally add, and I really appreciate the focus on technique so I can do the movements on my own later. Knowing that someone (or a small group) is meeting keeps me accountable and consistent timing-wise. Its also cost effective…bonus”
“I see a level of progression that I hadn’t seen in the past. (that is if I keep up with the routine!) Your comments of technique is probably the biggest reason on the progression. Also, the fun atmosphere makes the challenges easier to overcome.”
“I love small group training because we work on specific things that are beyond what you can do in a class and having others to motivate you. Makes is more fun especially when its really hard: Lift heavier than you can on your own for pure safety reasons.”
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Now that it is getting cold out I am into soups! I like them for a couple of reasons. One, you can put everything into a pot and just let it cook away (like this recipe). Secondly, you can add whatever you like to complete the meal - more veggies, starchy carbs or a protein option. Let me know what you think!Read More
It is completely ONLINE....but I would be with you one/one. I find this the best of both worlds. I am here as your coach along the way. I provide individual feedback each week without the time or price of having to go see a coach in personRead More
Powdered Peanut Butter Protien Bars
Make these for breakfast or for a snack.
Makes: 8 Bars
- 2 scoops (60g) of vanilla protein
- 1/2 P2B Powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 100g sweet potato, cooked, mashed
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Add the dry ingredients (protein powder, PB2, baking powder and salt) to a medium bowl, mix well.
- Add the remaining wet ingredients (sweet potato, almond milk, butter, extract, eggs and stevia) to another bowl, mix well. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
- Add the remaining wet ingredients (sweet potato, almond milk, butter, extract, eggs and stevia) to another bowl, mix well. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. The batter will be quite thick. You can add a bit of water or milk to thin it out if it is not spreadable.
- Spray an 8x8 inch baking dish and spread the batter evenly into the baking dish.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the centre. Allow to fully cool before cutting into bars. Wrap bars in cellophane and keep refrigerated.
Simple Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes
Easy to make and easy ingredients to pick up at your favourite grocery store. Change ingredient amounts to match needed macros.
Makes: 1 serving
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup organic gluten free oats
- 4 TB Egg whites
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of cinnamon