This is what happens when there is a group. Ideally you'd probably do better if you were with the trainer one-on-one. Could you meet with her half as often but alone? That might end up better for you. Cost would probably be around the same but you would get a really good workout and then you could replicate it for yourself on the day that she's not there. Otherwise, can you rearrange your schedule? The trainer is in a rough spot because she can't in good conscience push the newbies at your level, and small group training sessions are meant to be all more or less at the same level. Otherwise, she's doing multiple individual training sessions at the same time but getting paid the much reduced group rate.