I had a great conversation the other day on why group classes are so valuable, even for the most disciplined. Group classes are more then the loud music, “Metcon” workouts and shouts of encouragement from your coaches. Working out with a crowd carries a plethora of intertwined benefits, here are a few.
There is something about working out alongside others that gives you a boost to keep moving. Plus the variety that you find in a group class is an extra motivator that will keep your body guessing and your mind fresh.
Our time is valuable. A well-structured plan is key to getting good results and better time management. With group classes all the planning has been done for you. Coaches ensure that exercises are being executed correctly, which helps eliminate potential risk of injury.
Spice It Up
It’s easy to fall into a rut when you are working out solo. Working out in groups or with partners allows for more creativity. Try doing med-ball toss sit-ups by yourself; it can make you feel real lonely in a hurry. 😁 Working out in groups/partners will help push your threshold and challenge you to do better each time.
Group classes are a great way to meet new people who have similar lifestyle goals and needs. You get to make friends, have adult conversations and solve the world’s problems in less than an hour!
There’s a bond that is created when a group struggles, sweats, fights, and grinds their way through a tough workout. The people you see each week in class become your family. Miss a class or two and it does not take long for people to notice.
There’s really no other way to put it, group classes are fun! When you work out with the right people or in the right class it’s easy to feel the energy around you, which makes the workouts more enjoyable.
There’s some truth to the old saying, “There’s strength in numbers.”
1 mile run
50 Plate GTO
40 pistols (total)
30 CTB pull ups
20 box jump overs