I’m a big fan of group fitness classes. While there is nothing wrong with working out at home, or even in the main part of the gym, I found my niche in the group fitness classroom.
It amazes me sometimes the impression that people have of the classroom. The guys at the gym think that we paint our nails and curl our hair in there. The females that have never been in think that we pick up little bitty weights and sit them down. So, when people are unsure they seem to assume that we don’t do much .. or maybe I think this because I’ve only surveyed all the wrong people!
So, let’s talk about why you should open the door to the group fitness room and try a class:
- A little bit of everything is offered in there! From cardio to weights to bootcamps and yoga, your local gym will offer plenty of classes to fulfill all of your fitness needs! Most of the time they are intentionally schedule so that we don’t ‘overload’ ourselves with too much of a certain type of workout (we can discuss that in a later post!).
- It’s social! I love this part about it. You meet new people and become friends. They become your accountability buddies on the days you are there, and are not! It adds a bit of fun to the whole working out part.
- It’s very motivating! You can work out alone and try to push yourself or you can workout with 30 other people all working just as hard as they can. Believe me, they will encourage you indirectly to get out of your comfort zone!
- You are coached by a trained profession on what to do and how to do it right. You walk in and XX amount of time later you have walked out with a full workout and guess what? You did not have to plan it out or even think about it. Someone did all of that for you. That is pretty nice in itself!
I could go on and on .. but I don’t want to make this too long!
Sound appealing? Well, I highly recommend trying a class out. You never know what you will think of it unless you give it a shot!
If you have questions, let me know! Thanks for reading!
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