Regular physical activity is one of the most important things to do when it comes to taking care of your health. From managing weight, reducing the risk of disease, strengthening bones and muscles, and improving mental health, the benefits of working out are numerous.
Whether you’re looking for motivation or just making the most out of your workout, the type of workout you want to do depends on various factors like the intensity you want, the options near you, the budget you have for training fees and gears, and more.
Group classes, for example, can cover many types of fitness regimes that work for almost everyone. It can even have added benefits that can often be overlooked! Here are some of them:
Group exercises are a great way to meet new people. Not only do you get to share a common interest (workout!), but you also share the exercise fun. It’s a great opportunity to improve your social skills and engage yourself in teamwork while getting a sense of community.
Having people cheer you on can help you push through that extra rep. Seeing other people work hard can motivate you to push your limits and reach beyond what you thought you were capable of.
Additionally, group exercises help you hold yourself accountable. The hardest part for many is really just going to the gym and knowing that others are expecting you to see you and participate could help you hold yourself off from canceling that appointment.
Exercise in general can increase endorphin output but group exercises can help with this too. Endorphins are the body’s natural pain relievers, stress relievers, and mood boosters. Research even suggests that because a group was doing an exercise together, there was a greater output of endorphins, which resulted in an increased pain threshold.
Interested in group exercises? Check out The Zone NYC’s dynamic and fun group classes taught by experienced fitness instructors. For more information, call (917) 388-2881.