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Small-Group Training Workouts

Three common types of small-group training workouts

It’s no secret that small-group training can help people get active and have fun, but you may not know what types of workouts are commonly done in small groups. The answer is that there are many types of small-group training workouts, and that can make it easy to find one you can really dig into. Here are three common examples: 

1.   Equipment-based workouts

Have you always wondered how to use a kettlebell? Are using resistance bands a foreign language to you? Then you might want to consider trying an equipment-based small-group training workout. This type of workout typically focuses on using one type of equipment. The instructor will demonstrate how to safely use the equipment in question, and they’ll help you learn safe and effective exercises that use various types of fitness equipment. 

2.   Circuit training

You’re driving by a local gym, and you see people in the parking lot flipping tires and then moving on to other exercises. What you may have seen is a type of small-group training workout called circuit training. Circuit training combines strength and endurance exercises with high-intensity cardio, and it typically includes multiple stations with a different exercise at each one. Don’t worry, though, you won’t have to flip tires the first time if you’re a beginner. In fact, beginner circuit training workouts often include basic body-weight exercises like pushups and pullups. Such circuits also tend to include cardio exercises like jumping jacks. Once you’ve built up your strength and cardiovascular fitness at the beginner level, you can then move on to more intense circuit variations. 

3. Goal-oriented workouts

Another type of small-group training workout that’s fairly common is what are known as goal-oriented workouts. Rather than focusing on the use of one piece of equipment or a set of exercises, these workouts focus on a specific goal. For example, some workouts are geared toward helping people lose weight. Other workouts could be designed around helping older people improve their balance. If you have a specific fitness goal in mind, this type of workout could be just what you’re looking for, and the small-group setting means everyone there will be committed to the same goal. 

Find small-group training workouts at SOL Physical Therapy 

At SOL Physical Therapy, our team knows that creating a strong body is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of injuries and medical issues. We offer several fitness tools to help people improve their fitness levels, and one of these tools is small-group training sessions like: 

  • Kettlebell training
  • TRX suspension training
  • Functional training
  • Boot camps

Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an appointment for your first small-group fitness session. 

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Sports + Orthopedic Leaders Physical Therapy & Performance Training serves the communities of Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Orinda, San Francisco and beyond. SOLPT’s award winning team of Physical Therapists, Performance Coaches and movement experts has helped thousands reach their rehabilitation and performance goals to move beyond pain. We're committed to helping anyone of any fitness level move effectively and more powerfully for a lifetime. We offer rehabilitation and performance services to all populations, with specialties in Sports Rehabilitation, Active Release Techniques, and Manual Therapy Techniques plus Personal and Small Group Training, Sport Clinics and Wellness Services.