5 benefits of group fitness

For some people, beginning a regular exercise program is a daunting task. 

Due to a variety of reasons, they don’t know where to begin.  If you can relate to this scenario, consider enrolling in some group exercise classes.  The following 5 benefits of these types of workouts will make your visits to the gym worthwhile.

Here are a few benefits of group exercise:

1. Gain Motivation – Group workout settings are great places for a novice exerciser to gain motivation.  Watching your skilled instructor and peers working out will give you the incentive needed to keep up with the routine.

2. Increase Your Energy – A better way to increase your energy intake in the mornings is to participate in group exercise sessions.  Regardless of the type of class you try, you will be able to feel the energy in the room.  The excitement will be contagious.

3. Feel Less Intimidated – You will have access to an experienced instructor who can help you learn the skills needed to complete a vigorous routine.  If you struggle with particular moves, your caring instructor and peers can help you get back on the right track.  At each workout session, your confidence will soar and your intimidation will diminish.

4. Socialize with Others – If you like to be around others, you will probably enjoy the social aspect of group exercise classes.  These fun sessions provide you with the opportunity to meet new people and cultivate new friendships.  Imagine how much fun you’ll have sharing workout tips, nutrition advice, and other tidbits of information with your workout peers.

5. Meet Scheduling Demands – Many people cite a lack of time in their schedules as a reason for not working out.  However, due to the health benefits of exercise, everyone should find a way to fit it into their hectic schedules.

Beginning and sticking to an exercise program is crucial to your health and overall wellbeing.  If you’re having difficulty exercising alone, group exercise classes might be your best option.

While enjoying yourself during group workout sessions, you might forget that you’re actually exercising.


For a full range of the group fitness classes on offer at The Self Centre please see the website for more details.

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