5 Reasons Group Fitness is Great

It’s not just aerobics and leg warmers anymore…although I have heard that leg warmers are making a comeback. (Don’t tell anyone but I sort of hope they are because I have a few pairs leftover from the 80’s that I’m dying to wear)  More and more people from beginner exercisers to experienced athletes are adding group fitness classes or clubs as part of their regular workout routine.   Here’s why: 1. Affordable – Fitness classes are very reasonably priced usually because they require minimal equipment and can be completed almost anywhere from sparse industrial locations to outdoor venues such as parks and playing fields.  The cost of valuing the instructor’s expertise and qualifications is spread among all the participants.  In the old days, participants would often have to buy a series of classes that started and ended on specific dates.  If you missed a class that was money down the drain.  Now-a-days most studios and clubs offer flexible “unlimited” passes and they allow you to sign up for the classes you want on the days that are convenient for you.    2. Social – Made up of similarly motivated individuals, group fitness classes can be a great way to bond with others over your common goals and experiences. 3. Motivational – No matter what, there will always be someone who shows up at class feeling less than inspired.  Sometimes that someone may be you.  Luckily, the opposite is also true, there will always be someone working hard and feeling great and that person or persons will raise the energy of the class. You will have no choice but to get sucked...