Are Group Fitness Classes Right for You?

group fitness classesOne of the greatest things about being a personal trainer is helping people reach their fitness goals every day. These goals may be very different: some are looking to gain or lose weight, while others may be more interested in building muscle or maintaining a healthy lifestyle. And every body is also different: some of us are working on building strength or improving flexibility, while others are working to overcome injuries or medical conditions.

Whatever your fitness goals and physical condition, group fitness classes are an excellent addition to your workout regimen. You’ll find support, camaraderie, an important social element that are generally missing from individual workouts. Furthermore, you’ll get to work with a personal trainer who can give you an important expert perspective on everything from your technique and form in class, to your diet and weight loss plan.

Tips for Picking the Right Group Fitness Class

It’s important to choose a class that’s going to work for you! You’ll want to integrate group fitness into your overall workout routine—maintaining the habit over time is what will help you see the benefits! If you’re totally lost about where to begin, check out these tips:

  • Think about your fitness goals: Each type of fitness class has a different focus and purpose. Consider your own goals, and choose a class that will help you reach them. For example, if you’re looking to build endurance and strength, an interval class might be your best bet.
  • Embrace the exercises you always avoid: Chances are, if you’re avoiding something, it’s because you find it overly difficult—which means your body needs it even more! Participating in these activities in a group setting makes them more fun and your classmates will give you added accountability, making you more likely to stick with it.
  • Pick something that sounds interesting and enticing: If you’ve always wondered about spinning classes, start there. Or if you love dancing, check out an aerobics class that features exciting music. You’re more likely to keep coming back to something you’re interested in—even if it’s really tough.
  • Know your body’s limits: The intensity of group fitness classes can vary widely, so it’s important to remember your medical needs and physical condition. If you’re just starting a fitness routine, discuss your plans with your doctor on how to proceed safely. A personal trainer can also help you figure out which classes might be a good fit for your fitness level and physical needs.

Ultimately you’ll want to choose a class that you find exciting and interesting. If you’re not sure where to start, ask a personal trainer for input.

Our studio is located in 1025 Latrobe 30 Plaza Suite 127 Latrobe, PA. 15650 you can also visit us at http://www.myfitnesskitchen.com for our schedule and for more information about My Fitness Kitchen you can give us a call at 724-879-8523. Or join us on Facebook and Twitter for added support, motivation, fun, and up-to- date information about our classes.

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