If you sign up for sessions with a personal trainer, you will get targeted attention that will help you reach your health and fitness goals—but what if personal training sessions don't interest you? Or maybe it's not in your budget. The answer: Group fitness. Join any gym and you will gain access to a list of classes, one of which is bound to meet your needs. And, yes—you can (and should) take the class.
People don't take group fitness classes for a number of reasons:
"What if I can't keep up?"
"I've never done it before."
"I'm not strong enough."
"I don't know anyone else."
"It won't be a good workout."
The list goes on, and many these reasons are quickly debunked the moment you take that first step into the fitness studio. Group fitness processionals are trained to make you feel at ease as they challenge you to step outside of your comfort zone. I'm sure yo've heard: That's where all the magic happens.
There are a variety of reasons why you should be attending group fitness classes.
Today, let's talk about eight of them.
2) Group fitness is fun, it really is.
3) You don't have to worry about coming up with a workout that is effective. The instructor will provide effective workouts for you, every class...every time.
4) Every group fitness class can be modified, which is totally acceptable. Safe modifications are key, and also a way for you to monitor your progress. Eventually, you won't need them!
5) Most of the time, group fitness classes are free with your gym membership. If and when they aren't, there is probably a good reason why. All things considered, the price of attendance will be less than personal training sessions—and certainly less than a medical bill.
6) Informative instructors can educate you about health and fitness, and are always ready and willing to provide answers to your questions. If they can't, they will almost always point you to someone who can.
7) Consistent schedules help you keep your fitness routine consistent from week to week.
8) In terms of interest, there is literally something for everyone! Find what fits your interests and embrace every aspect of the challenge. Don't know what class is right for you? Ask the staff! They can describe the variety of styles available to you.
More information on group fitness classes:
• ACE Group Fitness Exam Review and Study Tips
• 6 Tips for Group Fitness Instructors
Question: What is your favorite group fitness class? What's your take on group fitness in general? If you don't take group fitness classes, why not?