Group exercise classes go beyond the Duracell bunnies bouncing on mini trampolines or rocking Zumba. Fitness classes have been around for a while but are growing in popularity this year.
Group exercise classes boost motivation
When you are just starting something or building up yourself to get the desired results, there is nothing better than finding people who share a common goal and passion. Whilst exercise might feel like a swear word at this point in your life, joining a group exercise class might make you less anxious. Sweating and working hard in a room full of people who are doing the same will motivate you to work harder on your own!
Add structure to your exercise regime
Making a major life change like trying to lose weight or getting fitter can often be daunting and even a little scary. Some people find that the gym is overwhelming, and you don’t even know where to start, and this sometimes results in wasted time and opportunity because you are trying to figure out where on earth to start. Signing up for a group exercise class adds structure because you don’t have to do any planning yourself and consists of a proper warm up and cool down. Additionally, you have a timetable and schedule for these classes, so you know exactly when they are, giving you no excuse to miss it.
Group exercise classes hold you accountable
It is so easy to skip the gym when you are going alone and relying on your own motivation. With group exercise classes, there’s a whole room of people holding you accountable (whether it’s explicit or not). Imagine going to the following week’s class and explaining to the instructor that you chose to sit at home and watch Netflix instead of working out the week before?
Steady and noticeable physical progression
Often people go to the gym and do the same thing over and over and, whilst this is a good start to getting fit, it can plateau your progress and you’ll eventually feel bored and demotivated. Group exercise classes allow your exercise routine to vary and this variety is important if you want to see results.
Group exercise is an important aspect of the fitness industry and we at Physical IQ recognise this. We further acknowledge the importance of quality group exercise instructors that will help change the lives of many. If you are interested in qualifying as a group exercise instructor, then please get in touch!