Bootcamp or One-On-One Personal Training — Which is right for you?

Do you know we specialise in both bootcamps and one on one personal training sessions here at Bailey’s Bodies?


It’s very hard to stick consistently to a training program so you want to make sure you pick the right one for you. It is a very personal choice and not every style of training is suited to everyone.

But how do you know which is the right one for you?

First let’s go over the features of both types of training.


Features of Bootcamps

  • Outdoors
  • Social – Meet like minded people
  • Group setting
  • Increase fitness, fast!
  • Bodyweight resistance training
  • Cost effective
  • Unlimited training sessions per week
  • Loads of fun


Features of Personal Training

  • Indoors
  • Individualised program
  • Strength training
  • One on One time with a trainer
  • Close training relationship with a trainer
  • 1-3 session per week
  • Progress Tracking
  • Full Measurement/Body Analysis done on a regular basis
  • More accountability


You have to decide which training style you would be better suited to based on the features. The benefits from both styles would be almost identical, ie: weight loss, strength gain, muscle increase, health indicators improved etc…


You may enjoy bootcamp purely because you have lots of fun having a laugh while you’re training alongside other people who are there, working towards similar goals. You may want to join bootcamp to meet new, like minded people and gain a new friendship circle.


Personal training might be more your style if you have a specific goal that needs close individual attention with your trainer. Keep in mind I do have bootcamp members that still do a PT session once a week or once a fortnight.


For me, two of the biggest and best features of bootcamp is being outdoors (I love it, even in winter) and the cost. The low cost enables you to virtually have an outdoor PT session everyday of the week, the only thing is you have to share it with 15-20 other people.

The biggest benefit I see with one on one sessions is you can’t beat and individual program based on your own strengths and weaknesses. I love having that close time with a client and work towards a goal. A tough goal such as, female clients achievement of doing unassisted chin ups.


Training is a very personal thing and you must decide what’s best for you. Do what you enjoy, as you will be more likely to stick with it and get your results. If you have any questions about either bootcamps or one on one personal training, then please feel free to send me an email.


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