Group Fitness has become a form of exercise that is growing in popularity. You can now find a group fitness class basically anywhere. Health Clubs, YMCA’s, Park and Rec Facilities all offer some sort of strength or aerobic based group class. Group Fitness classes are a great to way to provide extra motivation and friendly competition among the participants. For those who are competitive, the people next to you can push you to work harder. When you don’t have that motivation to work out, a group fitness class can provide structure. Also, the instructor can teach you proper form, which minimizes injury risk and benefits your muscles.
Probably the most popular reason for taking group fitness is its FUN. A lot of cycling and aerobic classes are built around high-energy music and a social atmosphere. You can also develop teamwork as you’re sharing in the struggles and successes with your fellow participants.
Group Fitness is fun but now take that fun, intensity, and competition to the next level by tying it in with interactive fitness. Exergaming is a terrific way to get people engaged and excited about fitness. If you’re an instructor who is noticing the excitement in your group classes dropping, then take a look at Exergame. A lot of the functional movements you do in a traditional group fitness class can be performed on the Exergame equipment. You can reenergize your class and create an interactive and social atmosphere among the participants.
Group Fitness and Exergaming Benefits
- Motivation– it’s awesome to be surrounded by dedicated, like-minded individuals. When you have an encouraging and enthusiastic instructor, it can provide that little extra juice to get you through the workout.
- Structure– Group fitness is an opportunity to not have a plan going into a workout. Each class is structured with a warm-up, a balanced workout and a cool-down.
- Proper form– It’s a part of the instructor’s job to teach you proper form when performing the exercise. This is very important for your muscles and minimizes the risk of injury
- Fun– Bottom line, group fitness classes are fun. Between the upbeat music, a great workout, and a group of people motivating each other it’s an enjoyable way to exercise.