We’ve all seen it happen: finding the motivation to actually make it to 6 a.m. boot-camp with a friend or nailing the last round of squats when you see those around you powering through. There is something to be said about the power of working out in a group — but what is it about exercising with others that motivates us? Well, when it comes to workouts, there’s some truth to the old adage, “There’s strength in numbers.”
Exercising with a group can take your workouts up a notch
Whether it’s a group fitness class at the gym or a training session with a personal trainer, here are some of the specific benefits you can get from working out in a group.
Commitment to Fitness Routine: Workouts with others improve consistency because they involve a commitment. ‘No shows’ and cancellations get noticed by others and positive peer pressure can help curtail the urges to skip a workout … or quit.
Get a competitive edge: One reason why you may push yourself harder when others are grunting alongside of you is the innate competitive streak in all of us. For instance, wanting to keep up with those around you can make you push yourself harder than you would on your own. Seeing what others are capable of doing can inspire you to do more.
Diversify your workouts: Another benefit of having a plus one at the gym? Having a trainer make sure that you’re performing an exercise correctly and can do said exercises to failure in a safe manner. A personal trainer can include targeted exercises that you need to reach your fitness goals. These exercises will be varied and specific to you. Additionally, a personal trainer can ensure safety and efficacy that will only help to motivate you further.
Find support and accountability: Possibly the best way to workout is in a group setting. There’s a bond that is created when a group struggles, sweats, fights, and grinds their way through a tough workout. Almost inevitably, building relationships in class happens. At WFCC, you become our family and we want to see you back each week creating accountability.
Make some time for yourself. And let’s get fit and have a fun time together!