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New To Fitness? Consider Joining A Private Gym

New To Fitness? Consider Joining A Private Gym

Chain gyms may seem like a simple solution for your workout needs, but these facilities don’t always feel welcoming to beginners. Chain gyms are often very impersonal and it can be intimidating to be surrounded by people who are already very in shape and who seem to know what they're doing. When you have lineups for your machine or if you’re not quite sure how to use a certain machine or what the right form is for an exercise, it can make you feel self-conscious. But you don’t have to feel this way. Private gyms tend to have a friendlier environment where patrons know one another and there are more trainers and staff available since there are fewer people in the gym at once. Feel comfortable and get the most out of your gym experience by starting your fitness journey at a private gym.

Why Private Gyms Are Great

Personal Trainer Options
When you’re just starting your fitness journey, a personal trainer can help you learn the correct form and which exercises will help you target certain areas. A personal trainer can help set you up for better, smarter workouts in general, or your personal trainer can help you achieve a specific goal, depending on what you want. Many smaller, privately owned gyms offer a better personal trainer experience than large chain gyms. Even when corporately-owned gyms offer personal training services, the trainers need to stick to the rules set out by the corporate owners, which are often out in Toronto or even in the US. With a local, private gym, the trainers are typically given more freedom, which allows them to cater their training to the needs of every individual client. Because the gym owners interact with the personal trainers on a regular basis, it ensures that all clients of the personal trainers are being properly cared for and you can rest assured knowing you have the support of your personal trainer and the other staff members.

A major deterrent for many people trying to go to the gym is the feeling that others are watching them. When a person is just beginning to work out or is at the start of their weight loss journey, there can be a feeling of self-consciousness about working out in front of so many strangers and potentially being judged. Since private gyms are more exclusive than large, corporately owned gyms, there are often fewer people in the gym. This offers greater privacy for the clients who attend and it can help make you feel better knowing there are fewer eyes on you. When there are fewer people in a gym, the machines, weights, and other equipment are more often open for use. Having no lineups for the equipment you are using lets you take your time and not feel rushed while also not feeling as though people are watching you while waiting for you to finish using the equipment. By having more privacy, you can get into the zone and feel immersed in your own workout without feeling judged.

Large chain gyms tend to have lots of people coming and going, including casual gym attendees and people who go when they can instead of going on a schedule. Private gyms tend to have a more regular and dedicated clientele who come to the gym at regular intervals. Because of this, it’s relatively common for gym goers that come at the same time on the same day to get to know one another and establish a rapport. Seeing the same friendly faces can help you feel more comfortable in the gym and it can even help with socializing. Being in a private gym where you know others makes it easier to ask your fellow gym-goers to spot you or give you tips. Because they are less cold and impersonal, private gyms help to foster a friendlier environment in general, and both the clients and the staff tend to be easier to talk to.

Additional Services
Some private gyms offer benefits that chain gyms do not. For example, some private gyms offer personalized weight loss programs. These programs go beyond the top-notch personal training that private gyms offer so that clients also get customized nutrition plans. Some private gyms may also offer top-of-the-line technology, such as 3D body scanning to help understand your body and work towards your goals of weight loss and muscle gain. Some private gyms will offer services outside of the gym, such as online personal trainingOnline personal training can offer great benefits even if you can’t make it to the gym. These features of a private gym are highly beneficial to people starting out, as it gives direction and can help you establish good fitness habits moving forward.

Just Starting Your Fitness Journey? Join A Calgary Private Gym.

If you’re ready to join a gym that helps you feel comfortable while also giving you the tools to reach your fitness goals, Jensen Fitness is the place for you. Our private gym offers privacy and community along with a friendly and supportive staff. Jensen Fitness in Calgary offers options for both in-person and online personal training, as well as our advanced weight loss technology

At Jensen Fitness, our personal training, fitness coaching, and weight loss programs will provide you with all of the support you need to achieve your personal goals while helping you sustain your new healthy habits for the long term. To start your weight loss or fitness journey, contact our team of personal trainers in SE Calgary by calling 1-403-200-0199 or by filling out our online contact form.


Q: How often should I exercise per week?
A: It is recommended that everyone, no matter their age, get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day. However, if you are new to fitness you do not want to over-exert yourself. Start gradually and then work up to workouts every day. In the meantime, do less strenuous activities, like going for walks.

Q: I have a specific fitness goal. Can a personal trainer at a private gym help me reach my goal?
A: Yes, a personal trainer can tailor to your workout routine to help you reach your goal. Whether you’re training for a marathon, wanting to shed fat, or reach a weight lifting goal, a Personal Trainer Can Help You Reach A Specific Fitness Goal.

Q: Does Jensen Fitness have personal trainers who can help with injury recovery?
A: Yes, we do! At Jensen Fitness, we have a team of experienced personal trainers who can help you achieve your fitness goals while helping you recover from your injury safely. We understand how difficult it is to come back from an injury, therefore we provide all of the support you need to help you stay motivated and reach your goals.



Whether you’re looking for a customized weight loss program, or a nutrition coach to help you live healthier, we’ll give you all the support and encouragement you need to get lasting and incredible results.


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