Benefits of Fitness Classes
Group fitness classes consist of physical exercise performed by a group of individuals led by an instructor.
This can be presented in a variety of formats and styles, including core conditioning, Pilates, yoga, muscle conditioning, circuit training and boot camp. Your choice of classes will depend on what is available locally, your current level of fitness, and the amount of time you have.
Group exercise offers a variety of benefits you might miss out on if you choose to work out on your own. Some of the benefits include exposure to a social and fun environment, a safe and effectively designed workout, a consistent exercise schedule, an accountability factor for participating in exercise, and a workout that requires no prior exercise knowledge or experience
A common reason given for quitting an exercise program is boredom. A variety of class formats will keep you motivated and interested, as well as give you different instructor styles, and interaction with other participants. A one hour session can pass very quickly when you are experiencing new exercises and routines. Social atmosphere and camaraderie and accountability within the group and it’s instructor also help to maintain interest.
Most people know exercise is good for them and want to begin exercising, however it can be a daunting prospect to take that first step. Group exercise offers a workout for all levels, ranging from beginner to advanced. Participants do not need to know how to develop a safe and effective workout or which machines to use or for how long; it is already done for them. They simply have to show up with a positive attitude, participate, and most importantly, have fun.
An appropriately designed class will include a warm-up, the main strength and conditioning section, cool-down and stretching. When people exercise on their own, they often skip portions of a workout they know less about or are not their favourite to perform. Your instructor not only puts together the components of the workout for you, but they also regulate the intensity, so the class is designed appropriately to the students levels of fitness.
The fitness class instructor can also serve as a resource for class participants and encourage them to engage in other healthy behaviours outside of class, such as educating the students about good diet and nutrition to help with recovery from exercise and weight loss.
Many people quit an exercise program because of other things making demands on their time. By joining in a fitness class you know that those class times are already committed and you are less likely to skip workouts.
Group fitness classes are a great way to get you started on the road to better health and fitness. Here are some of the key benefits;
- Proper Instruction
Knowing the correct technique of any workout prevents injuries and will maximize your results. A group class will teach you the proper way to exercise.
- Make New Friends
In a group fitness setting you have the opportunity to meet new people, and make new friends. You get to meet people that you wouldn’t normally meet unless you were taking a class.
If you schedule in two classes a week and book those classes into your diary for several weeks or months in advance you are less likely to miss out on important exercise sessions.
- Get The Most From The Time You Have
Your instructor will have pre planned the session to ensure you get a good full body workout in one hour. So you will not overrun on your allotted time or find that you have to miss out on some muscle groups because you run out of time.
- Push Yourself Further
When you are in a group setting you are more likely to push yourself and work harder.
Working out with other people is a great motivator. You will push yourself to keep up with the class and the instructor will be there to give you that little bit of extra encouragement when you need it most.
- It’s Fun!
Working out in a group fitness setting is fun and takes you mind off of the work. So, whether you have a lot of experience with workouts and fitness, or if you are just getting started, the benefits of working out in a group setting are incredible, and can make you fitter than you ever thought possible!No Fad Fitness offer fitness classes in March and the surrounding towns in Cambridgeshire