The gym can be a lonely place, especially if you are struggling to muster up the enthusiasm to ‘go hard’.
This is why at Simply Gym, we work our ‘you-know-whats’ off to keep our members happy, content and on the right path to reaching their health and fitness goals.
In recent years, we have really begun to appreciate the benefits of group exercising, with our ever-growing class timetable being a reflection of that.
So, if you are finding it hard to stay on track but desperately want to get into shape, explore the many benefits to group exercising below.
Camaraderie between participants
When partaking in a grueling workout, there is something about being in the same boat as everyone else in the room that softens the blow. Sharing the room and experience with a large group also means that there will be people of all abilities present; a whole network of people who can support and encourage you to do the best you possibly can. This in-turn creates a sense of community; a team of workout warriors!
Higher endorphin output
Endorphins are those feel-good experiences you have when you smash a workout. These are only enhanced when working out in a group. From the music to the enthusiastic instructor, the whole setup does wonders for your wellbeing and happiness.
Gain the support of qualified trainers
Unlike making your way through the machines and half-heartedly crunching away on the mats, when attending a class, you have the attention of a professional instructor. There to motivate you, maintain your attention and ensure you are making the most of your time in the class, attending a class with others actually makes you more focused on the job at hand than if you were to go it alone.
It’s over in an half an hour or so!
We have all been there, bored out of our skull in the gym clock-watching. This is something that can be avoided by exercising in a group, with the social aspect seeing the time fly. Plus, with most classes lasting just 30 minutes, fitting in a full, productive workout doesn’t eat too much into your working day or home life.