Whether you’re an avid gym goer in need of a change or a complete novice looking to learn the lay of the land – group training could be the answer to your prayers! Read on for a list of benefits that come from exercising with your friends.
1. Builds your foundation. If you’re new to fitness but don’t want to pay the rates of a personal trainer, then group exercise is a great way to learn the basics and establish proper form from professionals without having to empty your pockets.
2. Adds a competitive edge. Everyone likes a bit of healthy competition! If sport isn’t really your thing or you’re injured and need to take a break, try group training to satisfy the competitive craving! It may be the motivator you need to push yourself that little bit further.
3. Establishes accountability. You’re much less likely to quit if you’ve got one of your friends depending on you for a lift or if you’ve already paid your deposit to reserve a spot in the class.
4. Ensures you’ll have a great workout. Planning out your workout can be exhausting and, in some cases, even prohibit you from going. Especially if you’ve just had a full day of work, you’re tired or you only have a limited amount of time. Group exercise has trainers who do all the thinking for you. It guarantees a great workout yet all you have to do is show up.
5. Socialise. Group training is a great way to get out and socialise whilst meeting like-minded people who share your values. You’ll laugh, sweat, get those endorphins pumping and [if the workout is crazy hard] share in each other’s misery.
6. You’ll be motivated by others. If you’re feeling tired and don’t have the energy to push yourself, you’ll be able to feed off the energy in the room. Group training is normally paired with upbeat music, other people who are ready to work hard and coaches who want to inspire you.
7. Adds variety to a regular fitness routine. And variety is the spice of life! Often times we get stuck doing things we’re comfortable with. Group training can provide an abundance of new exercises and training regimes whilst challenging you in ways you aren’t likely to challenge yourself.
Recently introduced, AF Training provides a range of training programs that are suitable to large groups, smaller groups or individuals. If you’re interested in group training contact your local club to see what’s on offer.