The Benefits of Group Exercise

At District, community is at the heart of everything we do which is why we’re so passionate about Group Exercise. If you’re new to group training and think it’s just about loud music and sweaty selfies then think again.

 Here are our 5 benefits of group exercise:

 Team Work makes the dream work.

 It’s very easy to feel motivated in January with the ‘New Year, New Me’ resolutions at the forefront of your mind but what happens come June when the mornings get darker and the nights get colder?

It can be easy to bail on your gym session at these times but if you have a sweat date planned with your besties, then those excuses can be harder to justify. You’re far more likely to smash those goals when you and your friends hold each other accountable, not just yourselves.

 It’s not only Mondays that need Motivation

Very often, group exercise allows us to work beyond our perceived limitations. It’s very easy to give up when you’re by yourself but part of the instructor’s job is to notice when you begin to fatigue in class and give you an extra boost to keep going even if it’s just for an extra 30 seconds or a few extra reps.

Those sessions when motivation is low, being surrounded by people with the same goal and an instructor cheering you on can make all the difference.

 Your vibe attracts your Tribe.

A banana will ripen quicker when it’s surrounded by other ripe bananas. In other words, surround yourself with like-minded people and you will grow and progress quicker than if you were by yourself. It’s not about comparing or competing with other people, but seeing others perform at the best of their ability and smash their goals should inspire you to reach your own.

 

Keep it Fresh.

Do you find yourself going to the same equipment at the gym each time? Avoiding machines that you’re not quite sure how to work? Group exercise is a great way of trying new workouts, mixing up your training, avoiding boredom or plateauing with your results.

It’s easy to try new things when you have access to a group fitness instructor who is able to support you and guide you through correct form as well as offering any modifications that may be necessary.

Healthy is the new black.

As mentioned before, group ex is a great way to meet like-minded people who share your passion for exercise. Classes are a very social setting that often encourage partner work or engaging with the studio’s community.

Whether you’re new to a city, want to find people who have similar goals to you to connect with or just simply love a high five after your workout, exercise doesn’t have to be all work and no play. And remember; friends who sweat together, stay together.

Laura Brown