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The Benefits Of Training In A Private Gym

The Benefits Of Training In A Private Gym

Commercial gyms seem to be a dime a dozen. These types of gyms are part of a conglomerate and have locations all around Canada or even all of North America. While going to any gym or workout facility is a great step, these impersonal gyms can discourage people from continuing their journey to better health. Private gyms, on the other hand, are smaller, local spaces. These facilities are independently owned by people with a passion for fitness, often run by personal trainers who want to help others reach their health and fitness goals. Private gyms offer personal training and personalized weight loss programs to help clients reach their individual objectives.

Benefits Of A Private Gym

Personal Training Options
While some larger gyms offer personal training, it pales in comparison to the extent and experience of personal trainers at smaller, private gyms. Many private gyms invest in their trainers and it shows. Personal trainers at local private gyms are experienced and knowledgeable and can utilize their full skill-set since they are not bound to the mandatory uniformity of a large chain. Working with a personal trainer can help you find the motivation you need to get into an exercise routine while creating personalized workouts that work with your body and your lifestyle. Personal trainers can also teach you how to safely execute lifts and the proper form for exercises. Find a personal trainer who works well for you using these tips.

Greater Privacy
Finding the motivation to go to the gym can be difficult, even more so if you feel uneasy when you get there. A large reason many people avoid taking the first step of joining a gym is because they feel self-conscious about their weight and don’t want to feel as though people are judging them. Women also sometimes don’t feel comfortable in large gyms where they face leering strangers. These mental barriers can seem insurmountable at gyms where you are subjected to the gaze of multiple strangers, but private gyms tend to have fewer people working out at once and many of them will be occupied with their own personal trainers, ensuring that you don’t receive unwanted attention.

Developing A Gym Community
At a private gym, there are fewer people, and if you go at similar times on the same day of the week, you will start to recognize regulars and will no longer be surrounded by strangers. Beyond making the space feel more comfortable and welcoming, this can help you to meet other individuals who are also motivated to keep their bodies healthy. Making gym buddies is a great way to gain new friends while finding someone who can help keep you motivated as you encourage one another. You may even find someone to do activities with. Are you going to the gym to train for a marathon? Another person from your gym might be interested in joining you. Are you building strength to start rock climbing? Someone at the gym might know some good places for that. Private gyms might have fewer people, but that often makes interacting with the ones there less intimidating.

Excellent Equipment Upkeep
Private gyms tend to offer better services than large, commercial gyms, including the upkeep of the equipment. At a private gym, there is a far lower chance that your favourite elliptical or treadmill will be out of order since the staff keep a close eye on all equipment and make sure they are properly serviced. The staff also makes sure the area is clean, dumbbells are put away, and equipment is sanitized of client sweat.

Short Wait Times
Because private gyms are often smaller than large, nationwide chains, these facilities often have more workout machines available. Since private gyms are more exclusive, there is a limit on how many people are allowed in a time slot to ensure everyone can use the equipment they need in a timely fashion.

Too busy to make it to the gym? Try online personal training! Have a Jensen Fitness personal coach by your side via video chat and get all of the benefits of working with a trained fitness expert from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Train In Comfort At The Jensen Fitness Private Gym

Work with dedicated local personal trainers and have an enjoyable experience at the gym when you go to a private gym. Going to a fitness training centre where you feel comfortable and where you are treated as a valued member can make all the difference to your health and weight loss journey. Join the Jensen Fitness private gym for a better gym experience.

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 and improve your overall health. 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 many times should I exercise per week?
A: It is recommended that everyone gets at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, however, if you are embarking on your fitness or weight loss journey, you should be going to the gym at least three times per week.

Q: Can working out help my mental health?
A: Yes, it can! Exercise releases endorphins that can help with mental health and sleep. To learn more read How Exercise Can Support Your Mental Health.

Q: Can a private gym help me meet my personal goals?
A: Yes, at Jensen Fitness our personal trainers and our welcoming staff will help you reach your fitness goals through a personalized wellness plan. If you are training for a race or marathon, read this article.



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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