If you prefer to exercise solo, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, if you look around most any gym or fitness center, you’ll likely see more people working out on their own than you will those getting more fit in groups. While there’s nothing wrong with building a better body by yourself, group fitness training does offer some benefits. Here are a few:
- They can be more fun. This is especially important if you are struggling to get yourself to the gym day after day as finding ways to make your workout more fun increase the likelihood that you’ll commit long term.
- You may get better results. Exercising alone typically means that you need to create your own program, sometimes leaving you with less than stellar results. However, by joining a group fitness program, you can be assured that the workout was designed by someone who knows how to make it as safe and effective as possible.
- There’s more accountability. When you exercise solo, if you don’t show up, there’s no one there to ask you why or find out what is keeping you from hitting your exercise goals. Go to a group class though and not only will the instructor help hold you accountable, but so too will the other participants once you get to know them.
- Oftentimes, they’re more motivating. Sometimes attending a group fitness class feels more like an active party than a grueling workout. This helps keep you motivated to go back again and again, making it easier to hit your physical fitness goals.
- They challenge you. If you’re the kind of person who lets yourself slide, even when you know you’re not putting in full effort, group training will likely change that and cause you to challenge yourself more. Greater challenge means greater results.
These are just a few advantages that group fitness training has to offer. Any that I’ve missed? Feel free to add them in the comment section below!