Is Group Personal Training The Motivation You Need To Get Moving?

Personal Training Can Boost Your Motivation. (Image Source: Shutterstock)

How to Get Motivated to Work Out

You’re tired, it’s raining outside, and the sofa is calling your name. We all know it can be tough to get motivated to work out. It’s not always easy to throw on your workout clothes and sweat it out, but working towards your fitness goals will make you feel so much better. When you’ve been working out on your own and find yourself doing the same exercises day in and day out, something needs to change.

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The Benefits of Small Group Personal Training

Group training continues to take the fitness world by storm with the likes of HIIT classes from Orangetheory Fitness to dance cardio classes and pilates-inspired fitness. In possibly the largest study of its kind, research analyzing 1.2 million people showed that exercise performed in a group like sports or fitness classes had the most benefits on stress, depression, and overall mental health.

Motivation And Accountability

Training as part of a small group helps to keep you motivated towards your fitness goals. There’s nothing better at pushing you harder than you ever thought possible than watching someone else push and progress faster than you. Some studios even charge a small fee if you miss a class after signing up, holding you accountable.

Friendly And Fun Competition

Group fitness brings a social element and camaraderie that includes some friendly competition. You will push yourself to work harder than the person next to you. In class, you have a shared mentality of being in it together. The instructor pushes you, and class members also push you to work harder than you ever would alone.

Professional Fitness Instructors

Personal training can be expensive, but the majority of people need direction to nail their form and stay motivated. Group fitness classes give you the option to learn from a professional fitness instructor in a small group setting without the high cost of a one-on-one personal training session.

The 5 Best Group Fitness Classes to Try in 2019

If you’re looking for something new, find your motivation, and stay on top of your fitness goals, here are six group fitness classes you need to try for your next workout.

Treadmill Classes

Treadmills have always had their place in the gym, but you no longer need to go at it alone. With circuit-style classes, you’ll be switching it up from the treadmill to weights as you see at Barry’s BootCamp. You can also take a treadmill-only class in a group setting. You’ll be racing and sweating collectively. For these kinds of classes, check out the Mile High Run Club and Precision Running at Equinox. Just don’t forget to supplement your training with running exercises that build leg strength.

Boot Camps

Boot camps use quick-fire training circuits in a grueling and pretty intense hour-long workout. From bridal to post-natal boot camps, there’s a boot camp out there to suit you. You can start with a series of calisthenics, high-intensity movements. These exercises will work your upper and lower body, as well as your core.

Spin Classes

Spin classes continue to be hugely popular with specialized boutique studios popping up all over the place. With studios like SoulCycle, Flywheel and Cycle House, finding a group cycling class has never been easier. By combining the feel of a nightclub with exercise, you get a fun group activity that keeps you motivated and burns fat effectively.

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Strength Training

Do you love strength training, but hate to work out alone? If so, then you take a team-oriented class that focuses on training. For example, Tone House in New York is an extreme athletic-based group fitness studio which is all about unleashing your inner athlete. They design sessions to be fun, competitive, and supportive while guaranteeing the best results. Other studios to check out include The Fhitting Room and The Training Lab.

Yoga

An estimated 36 million Americans practice yoga, spending $16 billion every year on classes, clothing, and equipment. When it comes to yoga, there’s no shortage of styles to choose from including vinyasa (flow) yoga, power yoga, Iyengar yoga and Bikram yoga.

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