Group Exercise: You either love it or hate it. If you’re not already sold on the idea of getting a workout in and getting sweaty with a bunch of strangers (at first), we’re here to change your mind. Read on to discover five benefits of group fitness training, and learn why sweating together is better than going at it alone!
1. Find Motivation and Inspiration
The best way to motivate yourself to push through that extra rep is by having other people by your side to cheer you on. Plus, it’s hard NOT to get inspired by your workout partners!
In a group exercise session, you don’t have to worry about being better than everyone around you. Everyone was a beginner at some point. There will always be someone stronger than you in the workout. Let that motivate you, NOT intimidate you! When you see someone next to you lifting heavier or moving faster, it will inspire you to push your limits.
2. Proper form helps prevent injury
One of the most valuable parts of any exercise session is its trainers. Group exercise is a great middle-ground between working out alone and hiring a personal trainer. In a group training session, you benefit from professionals showing you how to do each movement with proper form. Plus, if your form is a little off, the trainers are there to help correct you to ensure you don’t injure yourself. You can’t get that from going to the gym alone!
3. Be part of a community
It may sound cliche, but it’s true. Being part of a “fit fam” can actually be hugely beneficial. By being part of a community, you can find support and guidance from people on the same journey. Whether that journey is to better your health and wellness or improve your strength and endurance, there will always be someone who has your back.
4. Add variety to your workout
Doing the same movements over and over again can get stale. Not only is it boring, but it also might be hindering your results. Adding variety to your workout is one of the best ways to prevent plateau, and group exercise training sessions are an easy way to switch things up. Different trainers have different coaching styles, so even if you find one workout you love, it won’t feel stale no matter how many times you go back!
5. Hold yourself accountable
We all know the hardest part about working out is getting your butt to the gym. Most group exercise sessions require that you book your spot in advance. If you decide to cancel last minute, you may get charged for your cancellation. This will likely encourage you to stick to your sweat schedule!
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