Starting a new workout program can be intimidating. You might be wondering if you’ll be able to keep up with everyone else or figure out the movements. You may even be holding off from trying a class because you assume that you need to be fit before setting foot in a gym.
If the thought of signing up for group fitness classes or any type of gym membership is so terrifying that it’s holding you back from working out, personal training could be a great option for you. However, if you’re willing to try something new, then you’ll experience quite a few of the benefits that group fitness classes have to offer.
No matter what your current level of fitness is or what your goals might be, group fitness classes have a lot to offer. Here are just a few of the benefits of group fitness classes:
1. Help with Workout Structure
When you train on your own, how do you structure your workouts? Do you go to the gym and do pretty much the same thing each time? While it’s great that you have a consistent workout habit, at the same time, if you continue without a long-term plan or just go through the motions, then you might not see the results you want.
Group fitness classes provide you with the workout structure and planning that helps you get results. You have a qualified coach leading you through a proper warm-up, structured workout, and a cool down.
2. Coaching Feedback
When you work out on your own, there are times when you wonder if you’re even doing a movement correctly. Or, there might be certain movements that you avoid because you’re not sure how to do them correctly.
When you participate in group fitness classes, you receive coaching feedback, encouragement, and support. Feedback leads to improvement in your fitness, as well as your form and technique.
3. Varied Intensity
To continue seeing results and avoid getting bored or hitting a plateau, you need varied intensities in your workouts. And group fitness classes include a variety of workout intensities.
Working out at high intensities all the time can lead to overtraining or injury. On the other hand, if you never push yourself to work hard and end up sticking to low or moderate intensities, then you may never improve.
4. A Fun and Supportive Community
With all the benefits that group fitness classes have to offer, the best part for many people is the community aspect. Working out with a group of people who share a similar interest with you is fun and motivating. As a group, you’ll challenge each other to work harder, sometimes with a sense of friendly competition. You may not like every single part of a workout, but the people around you will make it much more enjoyable.
If you’d like to learn more about getting started with group fitness classes, we’d love for you to join us for a class at Cannon Fitness and Performance in Houston. Contact us to learn more about what we have to offer.