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The top 10 benefits of group fitness training.

There is no doubt over the past 5 years we have seen an explosion in the popularity of group fitness classes. I would put this down to the ever increasing variety and reward factor associated with working out in a group. The variety and choices of classes these days are endless.  Today I will go through the top 10 reasons I believe this type of fitness training will just keep growing in years to come.

  1. The Time Factor

Most group fitness classes are fast paced with a variety of different tempos, exercises and rest periods making you forget about watching the clock.

  1. Cost effective

Personal Training can be expensive and not everyone can afford this luxury which makes group training the ideal way to stay in shape without the cost. Fitness classes can start from as low as $5 per session.

  1. The Social Aspect

Group Fitness can be a great way to meet like-minded people who share the same interests and goals in life. Socializing outside of classes is common where participants usually organise get togethers, fun runs, obstacle races etc.

  1. Variety of Classes and Locations

No more being stuck in a big over crowded gym. Group fitness classes can be held almost anywhere. Boot camps are often held in parks, beaches and office conference rooms. Outdoor group fitness is extremely popular in the warmer months and is a fantastic way to lose weight and tone up while enjoying the great outdoors.

  1. Motivation:

Staying motivated can be extremely hard when exercising on your own.  One sure way to overcome this is by joining a group class.  Participants often motivate and push each other which helps increasing the intensity of your workout.

  1. Challenging Yourself

This ties in with benefit no: 6 Motivation. If you feel inspired and motivated then you’re more likely to challenge yourself. Whether it’s keeping pace with the class or pumping out as many reps as possible in a given time frame, you are constantly challenging yourself to reach new heights.

  1. Learn Something New

With such a large variety of classes these days you have the option of learning something new. Learning boxing for example can be quite empowering for some and loads of fun. This is why many boxfit classes are always full.

  1. Go at your own pace.

Not everyone is at the same fitness or experience level. An experienced group fitness instructor will offer modifications for different fitness levels or injuries anyone may have.

  1. Results

Tell me who doesn’t want results. Studies have shown time again that working out in a group burns more calories with a greater metabolic response.

  1. It’s Fun

Yep, you heard my correctly. Once you have found a class that you enjoy and suits your fitness goals, working out no longer becomes a chore.

So there you go, I hope you found that informative and inspiring enough to give a group fitness class a go. Your body will thank you for it. Check out our fitness boot camp page for more info on fitness boot camps we run in the Bundoora and Greensborough area.