Group Exercise Class Benefits

How can Group Exercise Classes benefit you?

Group exercise classes are more than the loud music, fast movements and shouts of encouragement that are seen and heard in a fitness room. They are 30min to 1hr blocks of social opportunities, health benefits and physiological support. Listed below are some reasons why you should consider adding Group Exercise Classes to your fitness routine.

  1. Motivation
    Catchy music, fast-paced moves and an Instructor with a seemingly endless amount of energy – if you’re ever in need of a pick-me-up, group training classes are your best source of motivation. Having other people exercising alongside you can also give you the boost you need to keep moving – nobody likes falling behind, right?
  2. Structure
    When you’re working out, having a consistent or well-structured plan in place is a must to see results. Combining group training sessions into your weekly workout routine will give you a structured foundation from which to build strength, lose weight or tone your body.
  3. Accountability
    Just like personal training, group training sessions hold you accountable for turning up and putting 100% effort into your workout. That sense of accountability you feel is what will prevent you from staying put inside on the couch flicking through Netflix.
  4. Fun
    Exposure to a fun and social environment is why many people prefer group training to a lone gym session. The variety of exercises you undertake and the camaraderie between the group is what makes group training so addictive.
  5. Support
    Both your trainer and your fellow participants are there to support and assist you throughout your entire sweat session. This support group can be just what you need to power through your workout, push yourself a little bit further and reach your health and fitness goals.

Alongside all the above reasons, it also has the potential to make a positive dent in your mental health! A small study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found that group exercise made a measurable impact on decreasing stress levels when compared to solo exercisers and those who didn’t exercise at all. The best part? Those who trained in a group actually trained less than the participants who trained solo!

At the end of the day, your workout should make you feel better rather than worse when you leave the gym and adding a few laughs and a bit of healthy competition to keep things interesting is one way to do just that!

Receive a $200 Group Fitness Voucher during the month of March 2021 when you sign up for any Group Fitness Membership at F1rst Class Fitness.