Do you ever find yourself looking for motivation to exercise? Or when you make it to the gym, do you find yourself intimidated or confused about what to do next? Group fitness classes are a solution to both of those problems. While it can be nerve-racking or embarrassing to work out in a class full of strangers, there are many benefits to consider.
- You will find community and social support.
Group fitness classes promote a positive environment to exercise in, and you often gain friends from sharing a common goal, whether it be to look better or feel better. You will find support and guidance from people who are on the same journey as you throughout group fitness class.
- You will add variety to your workout.
Doing the same workout routine day in and day out can quickly become dull and monotonous, and you may find yourself with less motivation than ever. By taking a group fitness class, you will add a variety of new workouts to your routine, and you may find yourself having more fun while doing them.
- You are more likely to be held accountable.
When you partake in group classes, you are more likely to be held accountable by not only your fellow classmates in the group, but also by yourself. You may find yourself hesitating to hit snooze if you know that you will be missing seeing your peers and missing a workout. Also, once you get to know a few people in class, you can set personal goals and share them with one another. You never know how far a little extra encouragement from a friend can go!
Working out can be intimidating and confusing. But the perks of joining a group class is that you never have to wonder what to do next. With a certified instructor leading the class, they will teach you how to perform the proper movements and prevent injury or guesswork from your workout.
- Group classes are fun!
One of the most popular reasons people choose to participate in group fitness classes is that they are more fun than your everyday workout alone. Often with lively music, praise from the instructor, and encouragement from others in the class, there is fun to be had with every workout. Plus, the more enjoyment you experience during exercise, the more likely you are to stick to the regular routine of exercise.
So, try something new! Group fitness classes at the YMCA provide a built-in accountability system that is proven to transform your goals into results! View our fitness schedule now, and sign up today!