When it comes to group fitness classes, it may seem like your options all fall within a similar category – a loud instructor barking out instructions over loud music. But this is not what working out with a group is all about.
There are so many benefits to regular physical activity, and when you work out with a group, the list of advantages gets even bigger.
Here are five advantages of working out with a group:
1. Increased Accountability
If you’re working out solo, then the only person who can hold you accountable is yourself. Working out by yourself can be fine for a while, but sometimes you need an extra boost of motivation. And that boost can come from the people that you work out with regularly. When you work out with a group of people, they will notice when you miss class and encourage you to get back on track.
2. New Relationships
Working out with a group is your opportunity to meet like-minded people. You might find that you come from different backgrounds and have varying levels of fitness, but you know that you’re all interested in something similar – getting fit. And over time, you’ll discover other things that you share with your workout buddies and form lasting relationships.
3. Workout Variety
Signing up for group fitness classes might be the change in your workout routine you’ve been looking for. If you go to the gym and work out by yourself, it’s easy to fall into a familiar pattern. But if you find yourself doing the same workout over and over, this can make your motivation drop.
4. Fun Atmosphere
Fun may not be the first word you use to describe an intense workout, at least not until after it’s over. But sweating with a group of people who are going through the same thing you are can make those last few moments of a tough workout a little more bearable than if you were working out alone.
5. Group Coaching
When you work out with a group, you have a coach or fitness instructor right there to guide you through a warm-up, work out, and cool down. If you need modifications because of a past injury or your current fitness level, they can help with this too. All you have to do is show up and work hard.
At Pinnacle Performance and Fitness, we’ll meet you where you are with your fitness. Together, we will help you get to where you want to go. To learn more or get started, contact us today.