GymMatrix Provides Better Personal Training Results Than Traditional Gyms

The 24-hour fitness facility features an intimate setting for group fitness that promotes accountability

We’ve all been there.

You set a goal to head to the gym more. Once there, you’re surrounded by sweat, bulging muscles, a few grunts and people who look like bodybuilders. You turn around and leave, thinking you’ll never know how to properly use the equipment or ever look the way they do.

You leave your motivation with the buff guys inside the gym and make the drive of shame back home.

Thankfully, there’s a place where, like the popular show, Cheers, everybody knows your name. It’s called GymMatrix.

GymMatrix is your neighborhood group training gym that specializes in personal training services in an intimate group setting. And when we say intimate, we mean it. Groups are no larger than seven, allowing for one-on-one expert advice from one of our professional personal trainers. And these trainers know their stuff, having been through nationally recognized and accredited programs to achieve their certifications plus a certification offered by GymMatrix specific to training small groups, providing top notch sessions yielding great results.

Unlike most gyms, which charge expensive fees for every session with a trainer, personal training is included in the cost of your gym membership and every time you work out, you will be coached and motivated by a professional trainer who is eager to help you reach your goals.

We understand that working out can be quite overwhelming, with proper form and equipment use to think about. We take the guesswork out of the workout so you can focus on working hard and achieving the results you want. Our trainers, who come from different backgrounds, from dancers to athletes, will guide you every step of the way, incorporating various exercises during our comprehensive upper body, lower body and total body training sessions.

Accountability is what helps drive results, we all know that. So what makes GymMatrix so great for our members is its group training fitness style. There’s something about sweating together in a group while monitoring each others’ progress that really gets our members working hard. We schedule a minimum of 35 group training sessions a week and members can work out at any of our three locations 24/7. Yep, we’re taking away all of your excuses to not get your booty in the gym!

So here’s what we promise you: We promise that no one workout will be the same and that you’ll never feel bored or stagnant. We promise you will stick with us and develop a beach body worthy of flaunting. We also promise that you’ll leave sweaty, smiling, probably a little sore and will feel a whole lot better about yourself than when you came in.

So what are you waiting for? Come join us at one of our three locations in Slidell, Marrero and Uptown.

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GymMatrix Marrero is NOW OPEN!
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Have you been waiting for a gym that give you all of the tools and services you need to reach your fitness goals!  A gym that can keep you motivated and coming back for more.  GymMatrix is that gym!
Come work out in a very positive and upbeat environment where members and trainers push each other to train hard and get great results!

Located conveniently at 2324 Barataria Boulevard.   Call 504-341-4624 for more information or visit

GymMatrix Marrero combines the best of a traditional gym membership plus, add-on, often expensive, personal training services. Throughout the work day and evening, members can participate in small group training sessions with certified, professional trainers. With 35 weekly sessions, and 24/7 access, this a NO EXCUSES facility!


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GymMatrix is Small Group Personal Training

New Orleans company embraces hot fitness trend

One of the hottest trends in fitness right now is small group personal training, and it’s pretty easy to understand why. Investing in a personal trainer to work your body one-on-one not only can get pretty pricey, but it can be downright intimidating as well ─ especially if you are new to the process.

With small group personal training you reap the benefits of personalized instruction, but at a fraction of the cost, thanks to the small, limited number of people throwing in to share that service.

GymMatrix takes that concept one step further. The health club not only gives customers access to small group personal training sessions but grants them 24/7 access to the latest equipment as part of a flat monthly membership fee.

Even better than working out alone, exercising with other people can increase the benefit of your workout, studies show. In fact, information published in the Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistants in 2005 recommends that people exercise with a partner or group because they “are more likely to stay on track.” It’s a little more embarrassing to skip out if other people are going to notice, so it pushes you to make it to a session. Without accountability, it is much easier to fall off the workout wagon.

Don’t have a friend willing to come along? Not problem at GymMatrix. Members get to know each other because each session is limited to seven people. Even if you come alone, a handful of workout buddies will be there to push you along.

“With our group settings you not only are motivated by your certified trainer but also by the other members in the class.  This concept completely changes the atmosphere in the gym because you are training with other members, with the guidance of a trainer, to achieve your goals,” says David Mesa, senior vice president of franchise development. “This environment promotes interaction, which increases motivation to continue.  Members not only become dedicated to their exercise regime but motivate each other along the way.”

A certified, experienced personal trainer leads every session, and you still get the benefit of an individualized workout. The flagship GymMatrix in New Orleans, at 5300 Tchoupitoulas Street, is open and ready to help you reach your goals. Our second location in Marrero is enrolling members as we speak. For more information, and free passes to check us out, CLICK HERE.

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GymMatrix Tchoupitoulas Combines Best of Gym and Personal Training

Second site with small-group training, 24-hour access to open in Marrero 

GymMatrix is a new health club model that gives members personal attention, small group training and 24-hour access. The modest monthly fee costs less than what many personal trainers charge for an hour or two of their time.

Our flagship location, at the Riverside Market, 5300 Tchoupitoulas Street, is buzzing with members working toward their fitness goals. Our site in Marrero, at 2324 Barataria Blvd., is enrolling members and will open in late April.

GymMatrix is the brainchild of CEO Stephen Smith, a former professional arena football player and an icon in the health and fitness industry. He sold his first gym membership when he was 18 and has been involved in the industry for the past 28 years. A former master licensee in the Gold’s Gym system, Smith looked at the health club landscape and realized something was missing.

“Most people don’t know how to use workout equipment or how to structure workouts,” said Smith, who is also CEO of Planet Beach Franchising Corp. “This creates a viscous cycle where gym customers get frustrated with a gym and leave after 90 days, rarely achieving their personal fitness goals.”

Smith’s idea combines the best of a traditional gym membership and add-on, often expensive, personal trainers. Throughout the work day and evening, members get access to a variety of small group training classes. All are led by experienced personal trainers, and a typical franchise will offer 35 different sessions a week, with no more than seven participants at a time.

“It can be very intimidating to start exercising at a gym for the first time,” says David Mesa, senior vice president of franchise development. “All of the equipment can be overwhelming and no one wants to look silly out there doing it wrong.  Having a certified personal trainer there who is not only creating your personal exercise regime, but also showing you how, takes that stress away.”

GymMatrix offers different membership levels. At the Uptown New Orleans locale, our “Transformational” membership is very popular. Members receive three small group training sessions each week, 24/7 gym access, a monthly fitness assessment and an online portal to schedule sessions and monitor progress.

“The value is insane,” says Lyle Gadin, manager of the Tchoupitoulas GymMatrix. Gadin knows – because as a certified personal trainer, he’d charge clients $50 or $60 an hour.

In most health clubs, customers pay a monthly membership fee in addition to paying personal trainers per hour. This drives up the monthly cost and most gym members simply opt out, never getting the training they need to make a health or fitness breakthrough.

At GymMatrix, that’s not how we roll. We designed our facilities and programs so you are not alone and receive professional advice and direction. Interested? Click here to try a few sessions for free.

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