Group training can be a fun way to meet people at your fitness club while exercising and trying something new. For people that consider themselves introverts, it can also be a great way to make it easier to approach the instructor or coach and ask them questions about your workout routine. Chances are good that if you have a membership to a gym already, that your gym offers group training classes. If you have not had a chance to check them out yet, you should give them a try.
Gyms that offer group training are great because they give you the opportunity to try something completely new to you. Do you consider yourself a terrible dancer? Why not try a Zumba class or a hip hop class; they can help you to improve your coordination while getting a great cardio workout. Maybe you are terrified of the weight room but you want to try to incorporate some strength training into your workout routine. Bootcamp classes and HIIT (high intensity interval training) classes can be a great introduction to using free weights. There are also group training classes that focus on using TRX bands. If you are comfortable in the weight room but you would like to improve your stretching exercises and flexibility, then a yoga or Pilates or barre class can be a great option for you. As you can see, the possibilities are endless and when you are at the gym it can be fun to try new things and mix it up a little.
Group training classes can also be a great way to push yourself a little harder and to be more accountable. Sometimes being in a group setting can help to encourage you to try for one more rep of a particular exercise and hold that pose for an extra ten seconds instead of giving up. Classes can challenge you in a way that you might not feel challenged on your own. If you become involved in a particular class regularly, then you also have the accountability and encouragement not to skip a class when you are feeling tired.
Group training classes can also add more fun into your workouts. They often have their own high energy playlists so that you can work out to motivating music and do not have to spend half of your workout fiddling with your phone and earbuds. They also have a great community vibe and the instructors will often interject a little humor into your routine, so you learn to have fun while working out.
Finally, a group training class will create a structure for your workout so that you do not have to worry about it. This is especially nice if you have already had a long day, you are tire and you just want to get through your workout and go home. You know that you can show up for a class and you will have a proper warm up, workout and cool down and will not shortchange yourself because you’re tired.