Why Group OnRamp Classes Don't Work

Craig “Patty” Patterson
Guest Contributor
Business, CrossFit

Before I explain our 2nd Law of Gymmin', Fundamentals, a distinction must be made between the group class and the group exercise business models. I am not denying the effectiveness of group classes, which are an important component of the MadLab business model. Something happens during group classes that’s difficult to replicate during personal training, and these feelings of camaraderie, energy, and competition are keys to lifelong fitness.


What I am criticizing is the group exercise business model.


The Best Foundation: Personal Training

At MadLab Groups, it is our experience that group classes are more effective for the coach, the new client, and the experienced client – but only when a proper fundamentals program is implemented before clients are released to join a group class.


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