Group exercise classes are more than loud banging music, fast movements, and shouts of encouragement. These one hour blocks of time offer fun social opportunities, a ton of health benefits, motivation and accountability.
I’ve been running my SMALL GROUP PT CAMP for years and it’s super popular and here’s some of the reasons why:
Attending a group fitness class gets you up off the couch and out to meet local people and make new friends. You’re likely to have more fun exercising in a group than training on your own. Fitness classes are a wonderful place to meet people who have similar lifestyle goals and needs.
Participating in a group exercise class challenges you to work out beyond your perceived limitations. It’s psychological because you tend to want to push hard for the instructor and to keep up with your fellow classmates. Also, the instructor observes your body for signs of fatigue and will motivate and push you to your limits.
Group exercise classes come in a variety of workout styles and formats.
In my SMALL GROUP PT CAMP there’s only 6-8 people and we focus on 6 progressive fat burning sessions (1 per week for 6 weeks) to help you lose weight, tone up, improve your health and fitness and feel fabulous.
It’s so much more than just a camp because the course includes my proven B-Fit 7 step plan, weight loss and lifestyle advice, nutrition tips on how to eat healthily for life without counting calories, and your own programme designed to do at home.
The other benefit of a class environment especially if you’re a newbie and not sure on good exercise form is that the instructor will spot-check you, correcting your positioning if necessary.
A group exercise setting helps keep you accountable to attend the class. When the instructor and other participants ask why you were absent, they generally are concerned for your well-being, and you’ll not want to have an answer like “I sat on the couch” LOL
If you’re required to prepay for a group class, your accountability and commitment to attend also increases. That’s exactly why my SMALL GROUP PT CAMP is paid in one go to ensure you’ve got skin in the game and remain committed. It’s tough love but I need you to have both feet in and go for it.
Doing the same old routine over and over can feel dull and mundane after a while. But fitness classes tend to emphasize variety to keep it fun and fresh whilst getting you fit and in great shape.
One thing I love about group exercise is the community environment. When working out in a group you’ve other people doing the same workout as you. If you continue going to the same classes you’ll probably start to become friends with many of these people. They then become your support system, and the people you can lean on when you’re in a fitness rut.
Lastly, there’s no doubt that if you want very specific results and guidance through your fitness journey 1-2-1 PERSONAL TRAINING is the way to go. But for some folks, personal training isn’t an option due to price. That’s exactly why I developed my SMALL GROUP PT CAMP as an affordable alternative yet no compromise on quality and results.
Overall group fitness has many advantages. It can be a great option for someone who needs a support system, someone on a budget, or someone new to fitness.