The Benefits of a Group Fitness ClassSeptember 9, 2016 | by Jerrad Guenther
Group training or group fitness classes have been increasing in popularity over the past decade for good reason.
Whether it’s a small group training class based around developing foundational strength or a high intensity bootcamp, gym-goers have many reasons to implement group classes into their weekly routine. This by no means an exhaustive list of the benefits of group training, but rather a chance to highlight some perks of group fitness classes that often fly under the radar.
Arguably one of the most important aspects of training is motivation. Group fitness classes are a great way to workout alongside friends, coworkers and soon to become friends in a manner that keeps you motivated. Perfect lifting technique or training at the right intensity are not nearly as impactful to your results as being motivated to show up to that days workout. Group classes make it easy to show up at the Training Centre after a day in the office, with the help of an educated and certified coach to lead your fitness class.
In addition to the benefits of being motivated, is accountability for your adherence to the program to shape your goals and progress. Training as part of a group class will ensure that your fellow group members and coach will be expecting you at your regularly scheduled timeslot. Missing a solo workout might feel like it has very little consequence, however, when your group and coach are counting on you those consequences are much greater.
Finally, having fun with your workouts can be all the difference in seeing the results you want and keeping you coming back for more. Training in a fun atmosphere starts with the instructor. Having a Strength & Conditioning Coach that brings energy and a variety of exercise movements to a class is paramount. Each unique coach will bring something different to the table and have slightly different style of motivating you throughout the session.
Fortius offers a growing number of group classes ranging from Small Group Training in the Training Centre, to PowerWatts cycling classes in the Cauldron. Whether you want to train with friends or come in solo but still be motivated by like-minded others, group fitness classes at Fortius may be the boost your weekly workout routine is looking for.