When asked, many people say that they prefer working out alone to working out in a group or class setting. And for some people, solo workouts are perfectly fine. However, for others, working out in a group can provide a number of exercise and health benefits. Group classes, such as indoor cycling in Burnaby, can help you to stay motivated, but can also offer a unique way to socialize and connect with others. Here are some of the greatest benefits to working out in a class or group environment.
Working out together is motivational. But it’s not about being competitive; instead, working out in a group allows participants to uplift and support one another. It can be as simple as a smile, or a few words of encouragement form an instructor – whatever the case, group classes, such as yoga or indoor cycling in Burnaby, inspire us to push ourselves further and harder
Working out alone is as challenging as you make it, however who hasn’t stopped 20 minutes into a 30 minute run, or quit at 12 reps instead of going to 15? A group class, while adaptable to your ability, provides a constant challenge, allowing you to get the most out of your workout in a shorter time. No more breaks to check your Insta or scroll through Facebook, when you work out in a group, your sole focus is the task at hand.
It Provides Variety
Solo workout can be monotonous, and a boring, repetitive workout is a sure-fire way to lose interest in a fitness regime. Group classes, such as indoor cycling in Burnaby, are instructor led and constantly changing, so no two classes are exactly alike. Variety not only keeps if fresh, but is allows the opportunity to work all the muscle groups and provides for a better overall workout.
It’s an Opportunity to Connect with Others
Many of us are so busy with our lives outside of the gym – work, family, activities, that it can sometimes be difficult to remember that we also need companionship and socialization outside of family and work. A group fitness class like indoor cycling in Burnaby is a great way to make a social connection with individuals who share a similar interest. Even if only you connect with the person seating next to you with a “see you on Thursday” you’ve now made a connection – and a friend who can hold you accountable to continue to show up to your regular workouts.It’s a win-win.