3 Reasons Why Group Fitness Trumps Going It Alone


You may feel incredibly self-conscious about joining an exercise class, and you may think that doing exercise on your own is a better idea. However, people are more successful at getting into a routine exercise program when they join a group fitness training program. Here are some reasons why group fitness is far better than trying to exercise alone.

1. Everyone Else Is Self-Conscious Too

Believe it or not, everyone else in that group fitness class is self-conscious about their weight too. From the really heavyset person in the corner just trying to get the rhythm of Zumba down to the twig-like instructor in the cycling class, everyone has issues with their bodies. When you realize that, you can walk into a group class and leave your fears at the door. A lot of people in the class are likely present for the same reasons as you, and you may even make a new friend or two who is struggling with his/her issues. 

2. There Is a Built-in Support Network

Exercise is more successful when there is someone there sweating through it with you. A friend or exercise buddy will not only push you out of your comfy bed, but he/she will cheer you on even when he/she does not want to be exercising either. When you exercise with a group, you end up with more than one cheerleader, trainer, pusher, and friend. You end up with a built-in support network that will not let you "fail" and a community that is there for you when you are having a really difficult time keeping up and/or continuing to come to class. 

3. Group Classes Are Fun

Nobody says you have to take the insane cycling class at six in the morning. There are plenty of fun group classes you can take at any time of the day, including aerobics in the pool at lunchtime, or Zumba in the park after work. Maybe you want to take yoga at the spa a few times a week.

Whatever seems like fun to you and involves a group is what you should do in order to remain dedicated to the exercise and keep you going back. Incidentally, sports where you sit most of the time do not count, so learning to sail, or playing shuffleboard does not count. Choose something that gets your heart rate up, gets the sweat going, and is fun for you to do even when you would rather sleep. 


14 February 2019

Improving the Quality of Your Life

When I was sixteen-years-old, I began exercising regularly. Working out completely changed my life. I lost 30 pounds. My energy and endurance drastically improved. I became happier and more confident. Do you desperately desire to do something to make your life better? Consider beginning an exercise routine. Be sure to incorporate both cardiovascular and strength-training workouts into your plan. Great cardiovascular exercises include walking, swimming, and elliptical training. Squats, chest presses, and biceps curls are effective strength-training moves. On this blog, I hope you will discover how exercising can help you become the person you’ve always wanted to be. Enjoy!