Seven reasons why you should try group fitness training sessions

An early morning boot camp.
An early morning boot camp.

It’s been a busy week at East Coast Fitness because we have just opened the doors to our ‘6-Week Summer Shape Up’ programme – and we’ve had a new influx of members.

They have all joined with the aim of improving their fitness, slimming down and feeling more body confident for the fast approaching summer.

I know they are all going to achieve great results because they are going to experience all of the benefits of group fitness.

Motivation

It’s inspiring and motivating to be surrounded by dedicated, like-minded individuals.

It doesn’t get much more empowering than a class with an encouraging instructor and supportive people all working hard together.

Group fitness is a great way to help motivate yourself and others to dig deeper and push harder in workouts.

Structure

Group fitness is a great way to get a workout in without having to think or plan.

Each class is structured with a warm-up, a balanced workout and a cool-down.

The warm-up is designed to help you properly raise your heart rate while loosening your joints and muscles before the main activity.

The trainer will coach you through each segment of the workout.

The cool-down will help you safely lower your heart rate and stretch all the major muscles worked during class.

Proper Form

It’s the instructor’s job to not only show proper form, but to also make sure that everyone in the class is executing each exercise the right way.

Not only is proper form important for your muscles to get the most out of every exercise, but it also helps reduce the risk of injuries.

Variety

Every group fitness class offers something different, so it keeps your training exciting.

It stops boredom setting in, which is very common for people who workout on their own at the gym.

Having a variety of classes in your weekly workout regimen is a great way to create muscle confusion, which keeps your body guessing and boosts your metabolism.

Accountability

Having a set time for a workout holds you more accountable.

If you know the class is 6.30pm to 7.15pm you’ll be there on time so you don’t miss it.

However, if you workout on your own without a set time, it’s really easy to make excuses and keep putting off.

Support

Both your trainer and other members will support you throughout the workouts.

This support group can be just what you need to power through your workout, push yourself a little bit further and reach your health and fitness goals.

Fun

There’s really no other way to put it: group fitness classes are fun.

Between the upbeat music, a great workout and a group of people motivating each other along the way, it’s an enjoyable way to exercise.

If you’re looking to add a little more fun and enjoyment in your fitness life, group classes may be just what you need.

If you haven’t tried group training before, I urge you to give it a go. It will give you lots of extra motivation in the build up to the summer.

We have six more spaces for our 6-Week Summer Shape Up programme, so if you’d like to give group training a go this is an ideal opportunity.

For more information, go to our website www.eastcoast-fitness.com or our East Coast Fitness Facebook page.