When it comes to personal training vs. group classes, how do you decide between the two? In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the reasons why group classes are the best option for you.
You’re a good fit for group classes if:
1. You want to be part of a supportive community.
Group fitness classes are an excellent source of social support. The community you become a part of through working out is like nothing else. Everyone is there to support you in pursuing your personal fitness goals, and you’re there to do the same for others.
2. You’re looking to get fit while having fun.
Probably the most common benefit of group fitness that you hear people talking about is how fun it is. Sure, you’ll sweat and work hard, but there’s something about it that’s always fun. And this fun factor is one of the essential elements that makes you look forward to the next workout you’ll do.
3. You’re seeking a boost in your motivation and accountability.
Surrounding yourself with likeminded people who have similar goals creates a considerable boost in your motivation. At the same time, once you start getting to know your workout buddies, they’ll notice when you’re not in class and ask where you were. Having a group of people who know when you skip out on a workout (for any reason) is an excellent source of accountability.
4. You want to push yourself to work harder.
Group fitness classes are not competitive events. However, there are moments that a little bit of friendly competition will help you push yourself to work harder. Working out with other people creates just enough of an edge that encourages you to run or move faster than you would if you were working out on your own.
5. You need a schedule that promotes consistency.
When you participate in group fitness classes, you’ll typically find a variety of class times. If you prefer to work out in the morning, then you’ll find a class to suit your preference. Same for lunch or post-work workout times. Classes scheduled throughout the day helps you find something to fit your schedule, and you’re more likely to keep up with a consistent workout routine.
To learn more about what we have to offer at Cannon Fitness and Performance, contact us today. And check out last week’s post where we dove into what makes personal training your best workout option.