Why It’s Better to Workout in a Group
The first thing you think of when someone mentions working out in a group is probably the loud music, the fast movements and shouts of motivational countdown and encouragement heard in a fitness room.
It's true that any kind of exercise is good for you, but group exercising may give you a little extra boost, and also the energy in the fitness room is always indescribably amazing, leaving you to want more and more of those feel-good endorphins.
According to a new research group exercise provides so much more than just physical benefits, as it support mental and emotional health, too. The recent study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association says that working out in a group like cycling or Zumba class unleashes a flood of chemicals in the brain, triggering the same responses that have made collective activities from dancing and laughter to religion itself such enduring aspects of human culture.
Reason #1 – It’s Fun!
Being part of a group, team or community can be amusing. If you and your friends or colleagues love yoga, aerobics, cycling, running, or dancing you can all train for fun together. It’s always easier to do something that you enjoy rather than something you have to do. If you like meeting new people, join a group, or just grab some friends and go for a walk before you have your catch up coffee.
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Reason #2 – Social Opportunities
Attending a group exercise class can be so much more fun than working out on your own. Fitness or yoga classes are the perfect place to to meet people in your community. Regularly attending the group session will not only help you meet new friends, but can lead to amazing bond with people who not only run or exercise together but are there for each other.
Reason #3 – Motivation Boost
Group fitness classes will help motivate you, will inject great variety in your program, and are also great if you are just starting out and aren’t sure what to do.
You are likely to work out harder, as everyone is exercising toward the same goal, than you would on your own. The instructor explains the benefits of each exercise, which is an additional motivation, and the fact that everyone is exercising toward the same goal, will make you work out even harder.
Reason #4 – Health and Form Benefits
You must already know that working out has high priority on all lists for health tips for women. There are so many options for different group exercise classes depending what your goal is. If you want cardiovascular improvement and weight loss, you should go for aerobic classes such as indoor cycling, dancing, kickboxing or step aerobics. If your goal is to improve muscular endurance and strength, calisthenics or boot camp classes are ideal for you! For great flexibility book group yoga class and you will soon feel the difference both physically and mentally.
Reason #5 – Accountability Support
One of the best reasons why it’s better to work out in a group setting is because that will keep you accountable to attend each class. On one hand you will always have to think of a better excuse than "I sat on the couch" when other participants ask why you were absent, and on the other hand prepaying for the group classes and the idea that you have limited number of classes that you paid for make you more likely to attend them.
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