The Benefits of Training with a Community rather than alone at a Gym
Group fitness classes have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. Training with a community in group classes can provide numerous benefits compared to working out alone at a gym.
Firstly and most importantly: group classes provide a sense of accountability and motivation. Knowing others are waiting on you, helps you overcome that ego driven internal voice that whispers excuses into your ears at 6am, or when you’re wrapping up work about to go to class.
Then, once you’re in class the other people help to keep you motivated. Seeing others pushing themselves and working hard can be a powerful motivator, and being part of a class makes you less likely to leave early – you’ll feel shame, even though most people don’t mind.
Community clubs have routine; having a class schedule and a set time to work out can help you stay on track and make working out a regular part of your daily and weekly routine.
Another great benefit from the group based training is cross-learning: learning from others in your class. You can learn directly, or you’ll be able to observe and learn from others who may have different techniques or be at different fitness levels. This can help you learn new exercises and find ways to challenge yourself.
Group classes also offer a social aspect that can be missing when working out alone. The camaraderie and support of a group can make the workout more enjoyable and make it feel less like a chore. Additionally, having a community of people with similar goals can provide a sense of belonging and help you stay motivated.
In addition to the social and motivational benefits, group classes also offer the opportunity to try new things and step out of your comfort zone. Many clubs like ours offer a wide variety of classes, from strength and conditioning to kickboxing to martial arts, which allows you to mix up your routine and try new forms of exercise. This can help prevent boredom and keep you engaged in your fitness journey.
Having group classes led by internationally recognised Instructors who actually care – like we do here at CMA&F – can provide guidance and ensure proper form and technique, as well as give you the push in the direction to explore and capitalise on your strengths, as well as practice and overcome any weaknesses. This can help prevent injury and ensure that you’re getting the most out of your training.
Training with a community in group classes can provide numerous benefits compared to working out alone at a gym. From accountability and motivation, to learning from others, to trying new things, group classes offer a well-rounded fitness experience that can help you achieve your fitness goals. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, build muscle, or just stay active, group classes can be a great option for anyone looking to improve their fitness.