The reasons to join group fitness classes
Class schedules, gyms, and boutique fitness studios are booming around the country, and it’s clear why people are flocking to join group fitness classes. Group fitness classes offer the opportunity to express change physically, inspire positive health mentally, and movement in purposeful ways.
Here are the top reason why people join group fitness classes, and why you should too.
Expert Guidance without doubt
The expert guidance of certified instructors is one of the main reasons why people are drawn to group classes. An exceptional instructor creates enjoyable movement experiences while keeping participants engaged and committed to their health. You don’t have to guess when it comes to structuring your workout session because the fitness expert has done the work for you.
Accountability in a workout routine
Let’s face it, most people struggle with workout consistency and it helps when there is a set time and structure around a physical activity. Instead of planning to go to the gym three times a week or only with friends, signing up for a class in advance creates a greater sense of accountability. You must plan your day around your health and your work.
Social support is very important
Everybody likes the feeling of being a part of something bigger, and there’s nowhere else to feel this solidarity than a group fitness class. They welcome people of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels into one immersive experience with positivity and passion, without judgement.
Explore your body and movement
If you feel like you’ve plateaued, bored, or stuck in a fitness rut, mix it up with a group activity to add variety to your routine. If you dread stepping on a treadmill again, try a cardio or dance based fitness class to expand movement in your body while burning the same, if not more, calories. If you think stretching is boring, improve flexibility by taking a yoga class to improve you range of motion.
Fitness and Fun!
The number one reason why people love group fitness classes is because they are fun! You get to be around people who want similar goals, and you help each other out whether you struggle or coast because everybody wants to keep up with the group. The more enjoyable you find the experience during exercise, the more likely you are to stick with regular physical activity. Don’t be afraid to share contacts at the end and to be a friend!
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