Group fitness is a great way to get your exercise routine started. Group Fitness offers a variety of training techniques, environments, and challenging workouts. You don’t have to be a professional dancer or a kick boxing expert; it’s all about getting your heart rate up and having a good time.
There are many benefits to group fitness, from building cardio endurance to improving muscle tone and flexibility:
1. Proper Instruction
Knowing the correct technique of any workout prevents injuries and will maximize your results. Instead of being intimidated to use particular equipment, a group class will teach you the proper way to use the equipment.
Going to a class with a friend or exercising beside a stranger is a great way to boost your ego. Being able to keep up with the class is great motivation for pushing personal boundaries and achieving goals, especially when the instructor is saying “just 5 more!” You are able to push yourself a little more to finish out the set with the rest of the class!
3. Make New Friends
In a group fitness setting you have the opportunity to meet new people, and make new friends. You get to meet people that you wouldn’t normally meet unless you were taking a class.
4. Routine, Routine, Routine
Scheduled classes are great for people that like to stick to a routine. If you know you only have one hour at the gym you can schedule your time according to the class you want to take and still get a full body workout.
5. Get a Full Body Workout
In most classes you work a variety of muscles throughout the class. You are more likely to complete a full body workout and challenge yourself if you are in a group setting.
6. Push Yourself Further
When you are in a group setting you are more likely to push yourself and work harder.
7. It’s Fun!
Working out in a group fitness setting is fun and takes you mind off of the work. Most classes have energetic music to keep you pumped up and get you going.
So, whether you have a lot of experience with workouts and fitness, or if you are just getting started, you should consider taking group fitness class. The benefits of working out in a group setting are incredible, and can make you more fit than you ever thought possible!