1. Proper Instruction
Most people know that exercise is important. But they just don't know HOW. A certified Group Fitness Trainer will ensure proper technique and form executed in every exercise with every participant. This is to help prevent primary injuries, but also prevent injuries down the road. A fitness trainer wants to see you in the game as long as possible, and seeing results! They will also introduce you to new ideas, ways and equipment and making sure you use it properly. This takes out all of the intimidation!
Whether its because a friend signed up along side you, or you have already paid for that class-Group Fitness can motivate you to GO! Being able to have something to attend, rather then stumbling through the equipment in a gym mindlessly gets you in and out real quick, boosts your ego because you have attended and closes the door on dismal results. You are able to motivate yourself further especially when an instructor says "KEEP GOING!" ,"PICK IT UP!" or "JUST 3 MORE!". These things being said in your own mind; you can talk yourself out of. Now you can finish them with the class!
3. TOTAL Body Workout
Good fitness classes (unless specific muscles are being trained in the description of the class) will offer a balanced, total body, cardio and strength combination class. This way you spend an hour or so doing everything you need to in one class! Forget leg day, or arm day, or knowing how often to strength train or taking up that endurance! A group fitness class takes the guesswork out and puts it altogether for you. Talk about bang for your buck!
4. Avoid Plateaus
You can change up your fitness routine with an endless amount of varied fitness class options. There are all types of classes being offered at different levels. Busting out of your regular fitness routine will have you busting through those unchanging fitness plateaus. When you are in a group setting you are more likely to push yourself and work harder.
5. Routine+Routine=Routine; Adherance!
Having trouble setting up a gym schedule? No need- classes do it for you. Pick a class at a time that makes sense for you and attend. Registered or drop in, the hard work of deciding how it fit into your day and sticking with it is over. Your class will likely be the same time every week on the day you choose. Then, plan your day around your class!
Develop a sense of belonging. Or not. Fitness classes can be as you want them to be. Are you new to a community? Do you have a hard time meeting people who may share your interests? Everyone in a group fitness class has the same goal: Health. There may be others on that goal list, but a group fitness class will bond those people together as they work side by side, sharing a few laughs and encouragement along the way. You may meet people you wouldn't have otherwise met. What a great way to engage in others! Feel like your friend pot is full? You can get in and out of a class as you choose, making it your solo time away from life!
7. It's F-U-N!
Exercise is not an option for life. We all need to make it a priority. With all our other priorities in life, lets make this important one FUN! Working out in a group fitness setting is meant to be enjoyable, takes your mind off of the work, and will keep you coming back for more. Most classes have energetic music to get you pumped and keep you going and coming back for more!
8. New offers Change
Change is good! It can ignite your senses making you feel alive. 'New' will get those neurological sensors exploding, igniting that brain power. Group fitness will offer new and change. Try something new to change up that routine and keep you motivated past the getting-started-point. Not sure if a form or trend in fitness is for you? Or curious to how it can benefit you? and the how-to of it? or why other people are hooked on it? There is absolutely a way to try it out in group fitness, without investing a whole lot of money or time!
Experienced or new on your fitness journey, there will be a group fitness class offered near you that takes into account your goals (other then health, that is it), interests and focus. It will be the best part of your day. You will find yourself looking forward to it. Go ahead, GET STARTED with GROUP FITNESS!