Happy Wednesday! Today I want to talk about group fitness classes. While some people prefer to workout solo, others enjoys the benefits of group fitness classes. Let’s discuss!
Not only have I made friends with gym members, but I’ve also befriended some instructors as well. If I don’t feel like going to a class, I remind myself that the instructor will be looking for me in class. This makes me get my butt in gear and go to the gym for class. You never want to feel like you’re letting someone down, so accountability plays a huge role in this.
Meet New People
I joined my gym over five years ago and didn’t know anyone. Sure, it can be daunting when you first join, but you eventually meet people who are always in your classes. I was able to meet a few friends at my gym. Of those friends, a few have actually gotten into running as well and we’ve done local races together. In fact, I just went out to Happy Hour last week with a friend that I met at the gym!
It can be hard to motivate yourself when you are working out solo. It’s definitely easy to get complacent with what you are doing when you don’t have an extra push to run faster, lift more weights, work out a little longer, etc. I tend to feed off of the positive energy during class and that motivates me to push myself harder. In boot camp class that means working out with heavier weights or in Barre class it could mean getting a little lower while using the bar. It’s different for every person, but in order to see results, motivation is key.
I tend to have better results when I have a workout schedule to follow. Once you find a class that you like, it’s easy to stick with it because you know it will be offered at the same day and time every week. In the past I’ve actually structured my entire workout schedule around fitness classes that I love.
It’s easy to get bored when you are doing the same thing over and over, but that’s not the case with group fitness classes. Each week the moves will vary and the music will be different. You’ll never get stuck doing the same exact workout each week which will help you work different muscle groups.
Do you participate in group fitness classes? Which class is your favorite?
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