Group workouts come in different varieties. In high school, a lot of us did group workouts in order to train for a sport.
When getting a gym membership, many of us considered signing up for an aerobics class.
Finally, a lot of us even find benefit arranging our own exercise groups.
If we have a lot of friends who are interested in aerobics and strength training, why not use group reinforcement to a positive end?
Joining a team is a great way to get in shape. Playing a sport(sport workouts) is great in general, since our natural competitiveness really gets us running. Sports teams multiply this urge tenfold by resting the fate of the team on each individual member.
Fail by yourself in the gym room and nobody will really notice. But with the team riding on your ability to score the goal, you will feel all the more motivated to put in the extra effort.
Also, during training periods, the strain of a workout is much easier to endure when everyone around you is also pumping iron.
Group exercise classes
Group exercise classes are cost effective ways of taking advantage of the exercise expertise of a fitness trainer.
While you won’t receive all the same benefits that you would receive from a personal trainer, you will still receive guidance and you will get some feedback on your training technique.
Besides, group exercise classes provide a fun opportunity to meet others who have the openness, confidence and willingness to stay healthy, empowered and in shape.
Exercising together with friends
This might be a great way to have fun exercising together. Since exercise can become dull for some, having friends around to chit-chat with can really liven things up. Also, group exercise can create a type of friendly competition.
Of course, make sure this competition stays friendly. Be aware of friends who are prone to jealousy or insecurity. They might really take the fun out of a great exercise idea and create extra stress that no one needs.