Have you ever wondered what the big hooplah is over fitness classes? There are so many reasons to fall in love with fitness classes. I know it’s such a pain actually getting to the gym, but knowing that you’re going to listen to some good music and have a thoughtless workout, since some one else is instructing you, makes it totally painless. Fitness classes are filled with other people, which can help to drive and motivate you. Get off that treadmill or elliptical and step into a class!
1. Learn How to Use the Weights
No more back pains or neck pains. By taking classes, you'll learn exactly how to use the free weights and all of the different fitness tools that a gym has to offer. That way, when you want to do a quick workout on your own you'll be able to do the exercises correctly. The instructor is there to teach so take advantage. If you have any questions, just ask, I promise he or she won't bite, which is just another benefit of taking a fitness class!
2. Exciting Music
Nothing is more motivating than some upbeat music. When I start my day with a fitness class with some awesome music, it puts me in a good mood, which gets me through a long, long day. Some my favorite artists to listen to during a fitness class are Rihanna, Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Maroon 5, and Jay-Z. Start your day right, with an uplifting, feel good workout. It's an unbeatable feeling.
3. Supreme Instructors
There's a reason as to why instructors have the positions they have. Instructors are there to help, motivate, and push. Along with the music preferences, instructors have all different teaching types and techniques, some take the tough instructor position, some just like to kick-butt, and others take the more passive route. After taking a few classes with a few different instructors you'll know which classes with which instructors to take.
4. Toning All around
When individuals work out on their own, they tend to focus too much on just one body part. Taking a fitness class will help you tone your entire body. Although some classes will focus on toning your legs or abs, the instructor will usually throw in some extra exercises so that you are getting a full-body workout. Whatever class you take, your whole body will benefit from. Just keeping moving and grooving and you’ll see the positive changes you want.
5. Meet New People
The more, the merrier. Group classes are basically just personal training, but with awesome music and with a few extra people, which means there’s a greater opportunity to meet new people. In that sense, group fitness has its benefits. When you meet new people at the gym, you can buddy up with your new friend and motivate each other. It’s also a great way to meet your next love interest. That’s a motivator in itself!
6. Surrounded by People with the Same Goal
When taking a fitness class, you're surrounded by people with the same fitness goals as you. Not only do you know that everyone is there for essentially the same reason, you also see the results you want by looking around at others in the class. There is such a variety of different people that take classes. Whether a person is totally fit doesn't matter, everyone is there to work it. So what are you waiting for, go work it! There's nothing to be ashamed of!
There is such a variety of classes that gyms have to offer. Take advantage of all of the different classes! There are dance classes to get your groove on, sculpting classes to build the muscle, cardio classes to burn the fat, and yoga classes for relaxation. With such a variety, you’ll never get bored. Once you find the mix of classes you like, it will keep you wanting to go back!
I absolutely love taking fitness classes. When I am surrounded by others, I am inspired to do my best and push myself to the limit. I might take a cardio-sculpting class one day and a spinning class the next. Either way, I know that my body is being fully worked. I know that I am benefitting myself when I am taking a class. It’s time to switch up your workouts with taking a bunch of different classes. What are some of your favorite fitness classes?