Group exercise classes have been rising in popularity, but you probably knew that. It seems like almost everyone is either headed into or coming out of some type of fitness class. And if it’s been a while since you checked out the class schedule at your South Florida YMCA location, you might be surprised by the great options we offer. But, why are these classes so popular? When it comes to working out, there is some truth to the old adage, “There is strength in numbers.” Here are 4 reasons why group exercise classes are better.
Let’s face it, staying motivated can be hard, especially when it comes to fitness. The demands of daily life can be exhausting. Joining a group fitness class can be re-energizing. It’s inspiring and motivating to be surrounded by dedicated, like-minded individuals – hey, they’re going through the same struggle you are. Group fitness is a great way to help motivate yourself and others to dig deeper and push harder in workouts. And you might make some new friends too.
You are far less likely to skip a group class than a solo work out session. That’s because you have other people holding you accountable. When other people expect you to be there, you are much more likely to show up. And that’s half the battle.
- Variety & Structure
Zumba, HIIT, Barre, Yoga…the list goes on! Having a variety of classes in your weekly workout regimen is a great way to keep things interesting. Not to mention it helps create muscle confusion, which keeps your body guessing and ramps up your metabolism. Group exercise classes also provide a great way to get a workout in without having to think or plan. Each class is structured with a warm-up, a balanced workout, and a cool-down. Just show up and get fit! Yes, it is that easy.
Simply put, group classes are fun! Humans are social creatures and we crave belonging to a group. Between the upbeat music, a great workout and a group of people motivating each other along the way, it’s an enjoyable way to exercise. Because of this shared experience, people often become friends outside of class as well. It is a great way to meet new people while getting in shape at the same time.
Ready to find a group and get fit? Click here to find a location near you. Explore our Downtown Miami’s current schedule to find a class at our new location. Whether you are a beginner at the gym or a seasoned veteran, there is a group exercise class for you. Join a group and find your strength at the YMCA South Florida!