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Being a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, I can agree that they both have their benefits, but they also have some pretty significant differences as well. Joining group training, it typically includes a training plan, scheduled group workouts at a specific location, and/or have coaches to guide and answer questions. Its also geared to rain a mass of people rather than one, and most cases you can get some personal coaching; best of both worlds!! In my opinion, the greatest benefit is being able to connect with like-minded individuals who will be there to help motivate you when you're in need of an extra push and also become each others accountability buddy. 


Working with a personal trainer, they'll be your accountability buddy and motivator, but sometimes can be difficult being that the motivation comes in a different form. On another note, it can catapult your performance just as much. Your trainer will start by evaluating your current fitness regimen, nutrition, lifestyle, and create a plan that is tailored to meet your life schedule, interests and goals. As you progress, you'll log your training in detail to allow your coach to analyze how you body is adapting to the workouts. It also allows your trainer to adjust the regimen according to your life; work, family, health etc. You learn how to train for you, and also gain the most from your efforts. 

The list goes on and on, but if you're looking to improve, stay motivated, connect with others, or new to fitness, I'd start with group training. If your solely looking to improve your performance and learn how to adjust your personal fitness needs, go with a personal trainer. You'll obtain life changing results either way!!!