Group workouts are a great way to add physical activity to one’s daily routine, and are effective in providing results that are enhanced by the benefits offered from a social setting. Group exercise refers to a group of three or more individuals guided by an instructor through a specific routine or set of exercises. Some examples of group exercises include aerobics, yoga, dance, and Santa Cruz CORE’s Semi-Private Training classes. Below are the top three benefits of participating in a group workout routine.
- The Social Setting: As busy individuals, one often works long hours and deals with daily stresses; however, participating in a group fitness program is a great way to de-stress with the benefits of being in social setting. Group classes are the perfect combination of one-on-one personal training and working out with a buddy. The routine is performed with others who are going through the same physical struggle of working out and socially engaging with them can be therapeutic, as well as motivational.
- Motivation: What often leads individuals to quit a workout routine is the boredom and lack motivation that comes from a self-imposed regimen. Working out in a group setting can provide that extra motivation and fun to keep pushing forward. In addition, working out with a group helps increase accountability because being surrounded by individuals who are sharing the same struggle can help when one doesn’t feel as though they can continue with the program.
- Structure: What sets apart a group class from simply working out with a buddy is the structure provided by a fitness professional. A fitness professional can assist one in meeting their goals using exercises that have been proven effective via experience and education.
Semi-Private Training classes at Santa Cruz CORE focus on maximizing the benefits provided by a social setting, as well as those provided by one-on-one instruction, by limiting classes to a total of five participants. This allows one to continue to work on individual fitness goals and receive the proper amount of attention from the trainer, while still being motivated by their peers. Try Semi-Private Training today, and reap the benefits of a happier and healthier you!