07 November 2014 by Neil Boston
Exercising in a group has many benefits
There are a many benefits to working out in a group; these include getting healthier, in better shape and being able to sleep better. There are plenty of other benefits that you may not have thought of. Choosing to exercise with a group will give you more improvements than if you do so alone. Let me tell you more.
1. You will be motivated by others
It’s so easy to tell yourself you’ll get back on the wagon tomorrow if you don’t have someone to encourage you. When you work out with a group, you will be concerned to not let them down. If you enjoy the people you work out with, you’ll make sure to get to your class. There’s also the welcome you get from your teacher and the encouragement they give you throughout the session; you wouldn’t want to miss that.
2. Social Interaction
When working out with others, you can’t beat the social contact. Constant interaction with others helps you meet your goals, to work well and it keeps your mind off the time. You’ll be too engaged in talking, enjoying the chatter and the jokes to think about anything else.
3. They hold you accountable
Yes they do. When you’re working out with others, they hold you accountable for doing what you are supposed to do. If you’re supposed to be doing hundreds or clams or an asana, seeing those around you doing them encourages you to do so too. Peer support keeps you on the straight and narrow road to meeting your goals.
4. Staying in the know
When working out with others, there is always something new to learn. You will pick up new information about people you are with, mutual acquaintances, local and wider events and may make new friendships. They may encourage you to try other classes or activities too.
5. Helping others
In the same way other people in the group are helping you; in turn, you are helping all of them. It’s great to know you are doing so as this gives you a mental boost, makes you feel better and helps you to keep going when you wouldn’t be able to if you were exercising alone.
How can we help you?
At Saturn Fitness and Wellness, we have a great selection of group exercise opportunities from Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba, Insanity, Core Stability, Aesthetic Weightlifting and Power Plate. At present, we have a free class offer for clients new to Zumba, Insanity and Power Plate. If you would like to try any, or all of these classes, please text or call us on 07552 045208 to arrange a day and time. We will be delighted to hear from you.