Joining a new group fitness class can be a fun and daring way to add excitement into your fitness routine. It can also be mentally stimulating as you are challenged in new ways and activating new muscle groups through exercise.
A group strength training class can be a great opportunity to strengthen joints and skeletal tissue while toning muscles. Weight lifting form is important and a group strength training instructor is able to monitor your form to make sure you are doing the moves correctly and efficiently. Your trainer has completed an anatomy muscle program and is knowledgeable not only in the biomechanics of strength training, but is also qualified to assist with modifications that may need to be used to help different types of individuals get the most out of their workouts.
Indoor cycling is another popular choice for group fitness classes. Fitness instructor music choices play a big role in the success of indoor cycling classes. Many attendees enjoy the upbeat and lively music and will use the music to help keep the beat and pace while exercising. The trainer is able to select music associated with the pace that is the desired goal for the clients. Having good music makes the class fun and creates a loyal following to the instructor and class. Indoor cycling is also a great way to burn calories, build endurance, and increase strength. Since indoor cycling is a low-impact exercise, it is easy on the joints and can be used as cross training for other sports or for athletes returning from an injury.
Interval training or boot camp styled classes are another way to try something new and daring. Both interval training and boot camp styled group fitness classes use the intervals to blast calories and increase endurance. Functional fitness is also increased as well as stability and agility. The fun part of these fitness classes is that they are always different. The instructors change up the classes frequently enough to prevent boredom and to keep you physically challenged. Doing the same routine over and over again loses its effectiveness over time and many individuals will plateau and get burned out during this time. Trying a new group fitness class is the perfect remedy to prevent boredom and maximize the effectiveness of your workouts.
Check out your local health club class schedule and dare yourself to try a new group fitness class today! Better yet, check out all of the fitness certifications ASFA offers and find the right one for you!