Group exercises have always been a big part of the fitness world. From cardio-heavy running and cycling groups to four-week outdoor programs like Camp Gladiator, these fun group workouts are taking the nation by storm. These dynamic, total-body workouts that are led by experienced trainers and focus on all muscle groups can quickly take your workout goals to the next level.
If you’re struggling through your fitness goals and need more support, here are three reasons to try group fitness.
Challenge and Variety
If you’re doing the same workouts every week, your body will become accustomed to the routine. This may be a great strategy for beginners internalizing fitness, but eventually your progress will plateau as you grow bored and discouraged by the lack of variety in your routine.
Solo workouts aren’t for everybody. In fact, many people find that working out with a buddy or team can boost our workouts and improve their outlook on fitness. Challenge yourself and try finding a group to exercise with. You may not realize it, but your brain will also be getting exercise in by focusing on coordinating your movements in-step with the rest of the group. Group fitness programs favor diversity and creating a routine that doesn’t feel so routine. Learn to love your workout by finding a group that can show you new and exciting ways to challenge your limits so you can achieve your goals faster while staying active.
Motivation and Support
When working out with a group, not only do you get to share your workout goals, but you’re also able to hold each other accountable. By engaging with others in an energetic atmosphere, your motivation will turn into a determination to push past your limits and keep going.
Group fitness classes like Camp Gladiator will also help you build rapport with others in your community and allow you to create connections that otherwise may not have been possible. Knowing you are part of a group with similar goals can help you build these social connections and make new friends.
Remember: you’re not alone. There is a team of people beside you, all in a journey to get stronger and push limits. You’re all on this fitness journey together, and that knowledge can also motivate you to keep going.
Many people tend to neglect smaller muscle groups in favor of larger, more visible muscles during their workouts. This imbalance leaves your overused muscles vulnerable to an injury while the neglected muscles remain weak.
For instance, if you’re trying to do squats or side shuffles, but you have poor ankle mobility, you’re more likely to roll your ankle. Ankle rolls commonly cause sprains and torn ligaments. Damage to these supporting joints can take months to heal.
By introducing new movements that engage all your muscle groups in every workout, group classes with professional trainers can help you engage those smaller, often overlooked muscles and keep you on your toes. Check out the video below to learn more about how our providers work with Camp Gladiator to keep their campers pain and injury free.
One of the best attributes of group fitness is that all their workouts are led by an experienced trainer. These instructors understand how important proper form and mechanics are to an injury-free workout. Your instructor will also give feedback on your form and offer modifications to keep your workouts fun and pain free.
Ready to Try Group Fitness?
There are many different group fitness options out there, so find one that works best for you! Airrosti is proud to work with Camp Gladiator to help keep their Campers strong and healthy. Campers can enjoy going to class knowing they’re capable of completing their workouts and will have the support they need to stay pain free.
If pain or injury has been keeping you from your workout, schedule an appointment with an Airrosti provider near you!
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