Doing the same solo workout over and over can get boring. While starting a new workout routine can seem a little intimidating, participating in a group fitness class has many benefits. You’ll try new things, improve your form, meet new people and push yourself harder than you would on your own.
Benefits of Fitness Classes
New routines. Switching up your routine keeps both your body and your mind in tip-top shape. Different movements not only engage muscle groups you may have been neglecting, but they also force your brain to focus on coordination and muscle engagement. This is a great way to improve your overall health in a fun, new way.
Feedback on form. Having an instructor leading the class and watching over everyone ensures that you’re doing the workouts correctly. Many instructors will also walk around the room to personally help individuals with movements they may be struggling with. This is something you completely miss out on when you do solo workouts. This improved form optimizes your workout and helps you avoid injury.
Motivation. Group exercise pushes you past your perceived limits. When you’re working out alone, you may get your heart rate up and think “That’ll do,” but in a group class, the instructor can see that you can push even more to get to the next level of fitness. Everyone around you is also pushing themselves towards the same goal, which can inspire you to push harder to keep up with the pack.
Social opportunities. A gym class gets you up off the couch to meet new people in your community. It’s more fun to workout with people than all by yourself. It’s also a great place to make friends that have a similar lifestyle and goals as you which makes going to the gym a much more enjoyable experience.
Accountability. These new fitness friends also hold you accountable. It’s much harder to ditch a class when you know your friend is expecting you to be there. Also, some classes require you to prepay, which is further incentive to get your booty to class.
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