Exercising regularly has immense health benefits. It promotes heart health, weight loss, boosts energy levels, and improves your life expectancy. Exercising by yourself, however, is quite intimidating, especially if you’ve never done it before. You’re afraid of getting judged by regular gym-goers who can lift more weight and have much better stamina.
The best way to get over this and get in a good workout is exercising with a group. Everything’s a hundred times better when you have company and the same applies to working out too!
Our experts cover all the reasons why working out with a group is that much better for you:
Reduces stress and anxiety
Going to any new place and that too on your own is bound to make you anxious. You don’t know what to expect and you don’t know if you’re going to be welcomed. For someone who has just started out on their fitness journey, going to the gym on their own feels the same way. This anxiety can affect your workout too.
In addition to anxiety, you also feel the stress of being judged for your inexperience. A gym is a room full of advanced equipment, you might not know how to use it and therefore may never even try just because you’re worried you may embarrass yourself. This stress can lead to increased blood pressure, which goes against the goals of working out.
Working out with a group and an instructor ensures you have a guide and company when working out. The trainer won’t just focus on you and the company will help curb feelings of loneliness.
Gives you a chance to socialize
Working out with a group increases your chances of interacting with one another and making new friends. Making friends at the gym is a great motivator to visit the gym more often. You’re more likely to stay on your fitness path when you have companions with you too.
First-timers won’t know the correct form for exercising or the correct technique of using gym equipment. Working out with a group and a trainer helps you learn the correct techniques. Your instructor also teaches you the right way to increase your frequency of exercises and move onto more complex workouts. All this helps increase your confidence, according to NBC News.
You could even workout out on your own at home on days when you can’t make it in time for class. This added confidence boost will spill over into your day-to-day life too—which is always great because who doesn’t need a little bit more self-confidence?
Sign up for small group training programs Palm Desert with our personal trainers at Trainer Joe’s Fitness. Working out with a group and our group fitness trainer in Palm Desert gives you the motivation you need to stick to your fitness journey.
Build muscle and burn off fat effectively with our help! We also provide meal planning and cognitive restoration training. Call 760-250-6389 for more information about our services and fitness classes Palm Springs and Palm Desert!