The popularity of group gym classes is on the rise.
Since the 60s when aerobic dance classes hit the mainstream, the breadth of fitness classes that were available to everyone has become huge.
Whether looking for a high-intensity sweat-fest or something low-intensity that will loosen up the muscles and provide an hour of calm, there’s a group class for you.
And the great news for you if you live in the Northwood and Ruislip area, is that plenty of group gym classes are on offer at Trojan Fitness.
Sounds good? Well, let us make it sound even better, with a selection of group exercise class benefits.
Let’s take a look.
You Form Relationships with Fellow Gym Goers
When stepping into a group exercise class, you soon realise you’re not alone. Every exercise class is chosen by someone who wants to do it, so what you will find yourself in is a group of likeminded people who are all in it together.
No matter the age, gender, or physical shape of the participant, you all have the same goal in mind.
An exercise class is a great place to meet like-minded people and form friendships that can be hugely beneficial along your fitness journey. This is especially true in the more low-intensity classes such as Pilates where you can have a chat and get to know other class members with ease.
Making friends at the gym can lead to a much higher chance of success in your body transformation journey, with a study finding 95% of people who work out with a friend complete their fitness journey.
The gym can be a daunting place, so throwing yourself into a class and meeting people who you are comfortable around and can build a rapport with can turn it from a chore into a really enjoyable experience.
You Try New Things
It’s easy to fall into a comfortable gym routine that contains the same exercises where you rarely push yourself.
Following the same routine can also lead to boredom, and this is why many studies have found that a varied exercise routine makes for a much more enjoyable gym experience.
A group exercise class is led by a trainer, and what you’ll quickly find is you are doing workouts that you wouldn’t have done alone.
You will work muscles that you never knew existed and may find a new passion.
It can also do wonders for your personal fitness, as you may feel much better after a good stretch at a yoga class, or feel a much better overall strength after working out varying muscles in a circuit training class.
Whether it’s stretching your body, finding new ways to burn calories, or working muscles you don’t normally push, a group class is a great way to burst out of that boring gym routine you’ve fallen into and find new exercises to work your body with.
You Have More Motivation to Push Yourself
Group exercises are a great way to push yourself.
A recent study found that people go to the gym more often when enlisted in an exercise class, and this is because they form bonds with the people there, and it becomes part of a routine.
People also work harder when in a group class. Being in a group of people all really pushing themselves, and being enthusiastically guided by a trainer, is sure to get you pumped up for a big workout every time you attend.
Spinning class is a great example of this, as the environment is made to ramp up the adrenaline throughout the room and keep everyone pushing right until the end.
The music, the trainer, and the lights are all tailored to give everyone involved an extra push, and you are sure to find that you go the extra mile and burn more calories when in one of these classes.
When working out in a group, especially after a few classes when you have built up a camaraderie with some members, all members provide each other with encouragement and motivation to keep going, and this can be a huge thing in making the most out of a class.
There’s a Professional to Guide You
When exercising, there aren’t many things more crucial than the correct form.
If you know the right way to perform an exercise, then you are sure to maximise the effect it has on the target muscle group and also you’re less likely to pick up an injury.
For gym beginners or people unfamiliar with a workout though, it can be tricky to know if you’re doing things right when working out alone.
In group exercise classes, you have a trainer who is an expert in the type of exercise you are undertaking. They can guide you in the perfect form and make sure that you’re always getting the most out of a routine.
There will also be other people in the class who may be more experienced than you who are sure to lend a hand if you look like you’re performing an exercise slightly wrong.
When most people join a gym class, they are trying something new, so having a trained professional with years of experience on hand to help you through the first stages can provide a huge boost.
Not only that, but also being told what to do by a trainer is a great way to push your workouts to the limit, and they are always ready with handy advice and tips on how to achieve your goals in the most efficient way possible.
They Can Be Fun
It’s amazing how enjoyable a tough workout can be when in the right environment.
With a group of people who are there for the same reason as you, an enthusiastic and approachable trainer, and music or camaraderie filling the room, your workouts will be fun.
A great example of this is when in a HIIT class.
You’re all in it together throughout one of these classes, and that includes the trainer.
Having someone who is fun and keeps things light while pushing you through various different workouts is really important in taking your mind off the strain your body is under and getting you through to the end.
Group gym classes are made to get you fit, of course, but they are also there to be an enjoyable way of blowing off some steam and socialising with fellow gym-goers.
From the moment you enter the gym and you’re waiting to get to the work, to cooling down when the workout is over, these classes add a whole new dimension to working out and can be really fun to be a part of.
Time will fly and the calories will be dropping from you before you know it!
Trojan Fitness Exercise Group Classes
If you would like to try your hand at a group exercise class and you’re based in the Northwood and Ruislip areas, why not pop down to Trojan Fitness.
If you’d like to know more about what we can offer, get in touch today.
We look forward to hearing from you.