At AquaPhysical, we are firm believers that group exercise is good for you. Here are our top 5 reasons why:
When you are surrounded by dedicated and like-minded individuals it can be extremely motivating. Encouraging you to work harder and push yourself further. Active.com believe "if you work out with people who are faster, stronger or fitter than you, you are probably going to get in better shape." NBC notes that this links to the Köhler Effect - the idea that in a group setting, no one wants to be the weakest member.
Group classes provide you with a structured workout that enables you to have a more effective session. With the guidance of an instructor, you can learn which equipment and exercises will help you achieve the most efficient workout possible. This is perfect for anyone who is new to the gym!
3. Improve your form
A lot of damage can be done by using the improper form when exercising. Group exercise classes can help prevent this as your instructor or classmates are able to identify and help you correct poor technique.
4. Meet new people
Working out in a group is a great way to meet new people with similar lifestyle goals. Forming friendships through exercise also has a positive impact on an individual's overall well-being, with Bustle.com reporting friendships are key for mental health stability.
Above everything else, group fitness classes are fun!
Acefitness.org say the fun factor of group exercise is hands down one of the main reasons people choose to attend classes.The fun factor also links back to point 1 - Motivation. If you find your workout fun you are much more likely to keep returning and therefore accomplish your fitness goals. Want to learn more?
Read one of our previous blog posts “Group Exercise is Good For You”