Getting Fit: The Advantages of Joining a Group Fitness Class

Congratulations, you finally found the time to go to the gym. Now, what? Do you have a workout plan? Do you even know how to use that gym equipment? If your answer to this is “no,” then you’re only wasting money and time going to the gym.

When you go to the gym, you should have a clear fitness plan you need to follow. Joining a group fitness class is a good way to get started. Many gyms in Portland, as and other fitness experts noted, offer group classes. Why not make the most of that? Here are more reasons for you to join a group workout class:


When you’re surrounded by people driven in achieving the same fitness goals, you tend to be inspired and motivated to be as dedicated as them. Additionally, you get a supportive instructor and group that will encourage you to do your best. If you’ve ever tried to exercise by yourself, you know how challenging it is to stick with your goals. It’s easy to bail out when you have no accountability to anyone. But when you have people who rely on you to do your best, you’re less likely to quit.

Structured Workout

When you join a group fitness class, you won’t have to worry about planning your workout structure. Your instructor will take care of everything, from the warm-up and the main exercise to the cool-down.

Meet New Friends

Being in a group exercise class lets you meet and be friends with new people in your community, especially those with the same fitness and lifestyle goals as you. It’s also more fun to workout with a bunch of friends than just by yourself. You probably don’t even realize it, but you are already building connections with other professionals that may be able to help you in the future.

A group fitness class is more than about the loud music and leotards, it’s about encouraging and empowering each member of the group to give their best. Aside from the obvious health benefits, you also get access to social opportunities where you can make new friends.

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