Whether you are new to fitness or a longtime exerciser, there are a number of benefits to participating in group fitness training, rather than going it on your own. Here are just a few of them:
1. Stay Motivated
Group training is great for motivation, which is especially important for beginner exercisers who may be inclined to quit a workout early or quit working out altogether. When you see others doing the same thing you’re doing and feeling the same burning and sweating of an intense workout you will be reminded that you too can keep going just one more mile or just one more set.
2. Learn and Share
Even the most experienced people can learn something new from others. Working out in a group means that you have an opportunity to see how others are doing the same things you are doing. Less-experienced people can develop their skills by observing those who are more experienced. More-experienced people can help pass on knowledge and feel good about helping others pursue their passion.
Working out is something that can sometimes become a dreaded chore. Working out in a group turns the chore into more of a socializing session that benefits your mood and your fitness all at once. You never know when you’ll make some new friends you can hang out with outside the gym.
If you’re looking for group exercise classes in the Portland area call NW Women’s Fitness at 503-287-0655.