Semi-Private or Bootcamp? - Indianapolis Fitness And Sports Training

Semi-Private or Bootcamp?

written by Mike Robertson

With the start of our bootcamps here at IFAST, we’ve been getting a lot of questions that go something like this:

“Which is better – semi-private training or bootcamp?”

Look, I’m not here to say one or the other is “better” – I think they’re both fantastic options. What’s going to help you decide is figuring out which option is best FOR YOU and going from there.

Here are a few things to help you determine whether you’d be a better fit for semi-private or bootcamp-style training.


  • With smaller class sizes (typically between 2 and 4 clients per hour) there’s going to be a lot of coaching involved. You’ll get a lot of our time and attention, to make sure you’re doing things exactly right. If you’re new to the gym, injured, or just want more of our time, semi-private is definitely the way to go.
  • In the semi-private track, you’ll get a 1-hour assessment to determine exactly what you do well (and don’t do well!) so that we can write programs that are appropriate to you, regardless of your injury history, goals, etc..
  • Finally, you’ll get customized programming that’s 100% geared towards you and your goals. Nothing is cookie-cutter, and we treat each person like the unique individual that they are.

Semi-private is our bread-and-butter and what we’re known for. But we’re changing that, because I feel we do bootcamps as well as anyone else out there. Here’s some info on bootcamps, and why they might be a good fit for you.


  • If you like the “class” feel of training sessions, this will be perfect! Class sizes will obviously vary in size, but we’ll accommodate up to 20 people per class to give it as much energy as possible! You’ll also have a built-in layer of accountability, because if you’re missing people will want to know why!
  • Due to the larger class sizes, bootcamps are a smaller monetary commitment. If money is an issue but you still want the look and feel of an IFAST program, this could be your best bet!
  • Even though this is a large-group/bootcamp setting, that doesn’t mean we train like idiots and have you doing stupid stuff that will get you injured. All of the typical IFAST programming elements are included – the program just isn’t as individualized and you won’t get as much 1-on-1 time as you would in a small group setting.

As I mentioned above, there really is no right or wrong answer. I feel that both our semi-private and bootcamp tracks are fantastic options – the real key is figuring out what’s most important for you, and what will help you in achieving your fitness related goals.

If you’re interested in learning more about how IFAST can help you, please drop us a line at [email protected], or call at 317.578.0998. We look forward to hearing from you!

All the best


Mike Robertson

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