It can be hard to stay consistent and may be challenging to even make it to the gym, never mind the actual workout. Even if you are a gym goer, it doesn’t hurt to add in a class here and there. This year is the first year I’ve taken classes and I haven’t looked back. These are reasons why I love them and reasons why you should start.
Helps You Stay Motivated
When you book a class, you feel obliged to go. I find this helps me workout whenever I don’t feel like doing it, it’s my time of the month, horrendous weather and plenty more reasons. I always feel great after attending.
With other people in the class, they can help motivate you too as you’re less likely to slack off. Your weakness could be their strength and you can take this as motivation to get to that level, hashtag, goals. It may also bring out the competitiveness from within you. If so, make sure it’s healthy and friendly, and not ugly.
There are many classes to choose from. Some are more cardio based, others are more toning based whilst others are a mix of both. I’ve always believed that there is at least one class suited to everyone. You can mix it up with other classes or incorporate it into your current fitness routine. It can be a trial and error to find the one for you.
Even if you stick to one specific class on a weekly basis, no routine is the same. The instructors plan and structure the workout for each session. They love to bring variety, making sure you’re not doing to same exercises every time which will lead to boredom, as well as your body quickly getting used to it meaning you won’t see the results you would like. They also love to throw in surprises to shock you.
Guidance from the Experts
Form is very important regardless of the exercise and the instructor is there to demonstrate and to correct yours if needed. Once the form is correct, you’ll feel and see the benefits a lot better. Remember, they are there to ensure you don’t get hurt or injure yourself as well as answer any questions you may have. Don’t be afraid of asking.
You Can Go at Your Own Pace
Everyones’ fitness levels are different. You know your limits, you’ll discover what you can and can’t do. Instructors may offer modifications to suit your fitness level so you won’t feel pressured or unaccomplished which may lead to no motivation. You’ll be able to build up your level at your own pace, pushing yourself to reach the next level. They may also offer challenging modifications. You’re constantly challenged throughout the class and it’ll help you push you out of your comfort zone. Just remember, you need to put the work in.
It’s Just Fun
It’s fun to try out new things right? The first class can be scary but if you’ve enjoyed it, you’ll be back for more. This makes exercising a lot more enjoyable and will be the first step in making a better you. You’ll probably also see the same faces more often and may even become friends. Also when there’s good music, you start humming and singing naturally, and you may even start bopping your head during the exercises.
Do you take a fitness class?