When you decide to join a gym you have a few options for what is available to you. You could opt for a gym that specializes in weight training, or CrossFit, or perhaps you are more interested in Yoga or Pilates. There are good reasons why you should choose to take a group fitness class instead of going it alone.
Why should you take a group fitness class? Here are just some reasons you should consider it.
You Gain Motivation
While you are most likely motivated to get onto a good fitness regime and that's why you joined the gym, it can be difficult to keep that motivation up for the course of your gym contract. It can become tiring to make yourself work out especially if you are there alone.
A group fitness class can inspire and motivate you in ways that working out on your own won't do. You will gain encouragement not only from your instructor but from your fellow classmates as well. They can even motivate you to work out harder than you might do on your own.
An Entire Workout Planned Already
While you can hire a personal trainer to help you create effective workouts, it can be pricey and might be out of your budget to do so. When you join a group fitness class, you are getting an entire workout planned out already.
In many cases, this workout will change each class depending on how often you take it and how advanced the students are. You will also receive coaching throughout the entire workout and your instructor will ensure you are doing the proper form for each exercise so you don't hurt yourself, and gain the most benefits from each one.
You Can Take More Than One
You might not know what type of exercise class you want to take or perhaps you have an interest in several. That's ok because at most gyms you are able to take more than one class. You could take a spin class one day, Pilates another, and kickboxing as well. The majority of gyms have a variety of classes you can take so you don't only have to take one.
It's actually a good idea to take more than one type of class. If you are working different muscles in the body, it will help promote weight loss much faster and also build better muscle tone too.