Why Take Group Exercise Classes?
April 2, 2018
Sometimes, all it takes to get up and get moving is a little support.
At Penfield Fitness, our group exercise classes deliver exactly that, offering effective, upbeat workouts in lively, low-pressure environments. Whether you’re looking to burn calories, build endurance, boost flexibility, or improve balance, our impressive lineup of group classes offers something that fits the bill.
Group Exercise Classes Offer Ample Benefits
“Group exercise” is a broad term, but regardless of whether your idea of a great group class is a room packed with bikes, lights, and pulsating music, or a quiet studio where you can focus on deep-breathing, know that group training offers numerous benefits, including:
- A motivational boost
- Structured workout
When you take a group class, you have two key motivators: your class instructor and the people who showed up to take it alongside you.
Many of our instructors have been with us for years and their upbeat attitudes and extensive knowledge of health and fitness can encourage you by helping you recognize exactly how your movements are benefiting your body.
Meanwhile, imagine you’re climbing a mountain solo. If you’re tired, you might be more likely to stop and rest than you would if, say, you had 10 other hikers alongside you, keeping the pace. The same holds true for group workouts, and sometimes, a little extra encouragement or accountability is all you need to dig deeper.
The social aspect of group workouts is undeniable, too – you already know you have at least one thing in common with the person standing next to you, so go ahead, strike up a conversation.
A friendly face in the crowd can also work wonders when you need that aforementioned motivation.
Finally, group exercise offers the structure that so often leads to success. You’re busy, and unless you have an exact time to work out penciled in on your calendar, it can be easy to get distracted by work, family, and the demands of day-to-day life.
The structure of group classes also allows you to let someone else do the work, letting you raise and lower your heart rate healthily in a safe, supervised environment.
A Different Kind of Fitness Center
Interested in group classes at Penfield Fitness, but having a hard time finding a babysitter? Allow us to watch the kids. Free childcare is available during your workout, and all Penfield Fitness memberships also include meal plan advice.
For more about group classes, call (585) 586-7777 or send a message through our online contact form.
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