Boot Camps vs Group Personal Training

Daytona Beach Boot Camp or Group Personal Training?      

  Boot Camp

Fitness boot camps have been part of the fabric of American fitness for over ten years.  There's several boot camps in Ormond Beach and at least one boot camp in Daytona Beach that I know of.  Even while putting together this post, I read that there is going to be a brand new boot camp in Port Orange.

Fitness boot camps are everywhere because people like them and they fill a need.


As a personal trainer it seems like I often hear the same question - “What’s the difference between Group Personal Training and Bootcamps?”


First off, they’re similar in several ways. 

Both Group Personal Training and Boot Camps:

          - Train groups of people, as opposed to one-on-one personal training

          - Use resistance training exercises

          - Have set times & locations whereas appointment times for

            one-on-one personal training is more flexible and can change from

            week to week

          - Provide group support

          - Are high energy and lots of fun

Fitness Boot Camps

In general, boot camps are larger than group personal training.  A good, successful bootcamp can have 20, 30 or even more participants.  The number of participants is good for the wallet---a boot camp in Daytona Beach or Ormond area should run somewhere in the ballpark of about $5-10 a class. (Some are free or almost free, but I wouldn't trust those.)  However, the larger size of a bootcamp means you’re getting less and less personal attention


Since there are so many in the group, most boot camps (not all) use little to no exercise equipment.  So when you drive by that neighborhood park and see the boot camp in Port Orange, you'll notice lots of people and no equipment.  This leads to most fitness routines being multiple variations of push-ups, lunges, jumping jacks…and more push-ups.  In a bootcamp you will sweat and get tired, but there is definitely a tendency to overemphasize the anterior movements of the body.  What does this mean?  The muscle imbalances that are already there from sitting and slouching for hours a day are exacerbated instead of corrected by your fitness routine.

Group Personal Training

With group personal training, the group will usually be between 5 to 10  participants.  The smaller size means that there will be an individual assessment at the very beginning of your new fitness routine.  You always want to know where you’re starting out from…strengths, weaknesses, and most importantly what muscular imbalances need to be corrected.

Group personal training involves multiple types of fitness equipment:  dumbbells, flat benches, incline benches, resistance bands, suspension training, medicine balls, stability balls, versa discs, Bosu and of course, your own bodyweight.  The diverse equipment in a group personal training class allows the trainer to lead you through resistance exercises, balance training, corrective exercises, core training and metabolic circuits.

Boot camp or group training

Younger You Fitness is a results driven fitness and fat loss workout program that includes motivation, accountability and expertly designed resistance training…all designed to get you the body that you want in a safe, fun and non-intimidating atmosphere.

If you'd like to know more, then call or text us at (386) 295-3639.

Daytona Fitness TrainerBest wishes for your health and fitness goals,


Head Trainer, Younger You Fitness
Daytona Beach, Florida                                                     (386) 295-3639



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Location and Time

   Group Personal Training

@ Drive-In Christian Church
3140 South Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118

Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30 am

Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00 am

Tuesdays & Thursdays   6:00 pm