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March 21, 2016 by
Jay Medley
We get by with a little help from our friends, and we get a great workout with the help of a group class! Exercising in a group class can help motivate you, give you a great workout, and change up your routine enough to give you great results. You can’t get results if you don’t stick to the workout, right? Here are some of the benefits to joining a group fitness class.

Doing the same exercises day in and day out will lead you to plateau as your muscles get used to performing the moves. To continue to get results, you’ll need to try something new. What if you’re out of exercise ideas? This is where a class comes in handy.

Most gyms offer a variety of classes, some even change their class offerings regularly to keep things fresh. The variety will help keep you coming back and will keep you engaged. It’s not just a result plateau at risk with doing the same exercise over and over again, you need to avoid boredom!

You may be able to try classes on a drop-in or one-time basis to see what you like before signing up for multiple classes. You’ll want to be sure that you like the type of exercise so that you’ll continue to attend.

It’s hard to stay motivated on your own. Signing up for a class and meeting other people in the class will make you accountable for attending the class and fitting that workout into your schedule. If you don’t pre-pay for scheduled classes, try to still attend the classes regularly and plan your schedule around them.

It will also make sure that you exercise for a certain amount of time – you can’t be the person who regularly leaves mid-class for no good reason, right? Others in the class may also help you to stay motivated, and the instructor will definitely coach you through and keep you at it.

In addition to keeping you motivated, a class instructor will give you a well-structured workout with a proper warm-up and cool down. They will also guide you through the right way to do exercises to avoid injury and to get the most out of every move.

Taking classes can be more affordable than hiring a personal trainer, but you can still benefit from the instructor’s expertise. You can enjoy a safe, structured workout with a class! This is a great option for those just starting out at the gym as you’ll enjoy instruction; you won’t have to struggle to figure out confusing equipment or wait for the popular machines.

The most important thing about a group fitness class is that they can be fun!

There is usually a high-energy atmosphere, upbeat music, and a group of fitness-minded individuals who are all there for the same reason. You may get to know your classmates, making it a social event. There’s a lot of motivation and energy in the room, making it a great environment to workout. Let’s face it, if it’s not fun, people wouldn’t keep attending class.

So when you’re looking to change up your workout routine or if you’re just starting out, consider joining a group class.

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