The excuses can seem endless when it comes to working out, but joining a group workout class to hold yourself accountable can help! Perhaps you forgot the endorphin rush waiting for you at your local fitness studio. Below are six legit benefits of group fitness that can help you live a happier and healthier life while staying on track with your goals that extend well beyond physical fitness.
The Fun Factor
From the energy of the crowd and trainer to the music, group fitness truly brings out the fun in fitness. Whether you’re partnering up to finish a circuit or high-fiving your neighbor, you’re likely to meet new people who can become best friends, workout partners, significant others (true story), or simply a friendly face during class. Endorphins are always flowing at the end of a group workout which will have you coming back for more.
Join a welcoming and supportive community that has like-minded goals to help keep you accountable. From celebrating your accomplishments to bringing attention to social issues near and dear to our hearts. Group fitness is a special way to come together and support these causes through charity classes for events like Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, or Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to name a few.
Motivation + Inspiration
The group setting creates a playful yet competitive energy that will have you wanting to get in an extra rep or leveling up with a heavier weight. A study by the Society of Behavioral Medicine showed working out in a group format actually improves performance, so on days you’re not feeling it, the positive motivation you're surrounded with is sure to help you crush your workout. Plus, no Fhitting Room program is ever the same, so there is always a new skill to learn or format to experience. Basically, in the wise words of Kanye, group fitness makes us “harder, better, faster, stronger.”
Having your classes booked and paid for ahead of time is a great way to ensure you commit to attending class. Staying accountable will help you hit new milestones and progress in your fitness journey. It also helps to have a FHITpro over your shoulder to ensure you’re giving it your all and not slacking.
Lower Risk of Injury
Enjoy the best of both worlds. Work out with a credentialed trainer motivating you and making sure you have proper form while being surrounded with the fun energy from your peers to keep you going. Plus, you can attain all the benefits of a personal training session at a much more affordable price. A safe environment is crucial to feeling confident and crushing your goals.
All Fitness Levels Welcome
Every body is unique and classes can be modified to fit each individual’s needs. Whether you’re dealing with an injury, just getting back into the swing of things, or even trying to advance a move, the trainer always has your back!
On days you need to workout from home you can join a LIVE! class which brings all the group fitness perks of an in-studio class to your home! (Thankful for virtual high-fives + smiles).