Finding it difficult to stick to your exercise routine? Well, working out with a group can help you stay motivated.
Committing to attending an exercise class or group can help galvanise you to take up a new workout routine and help you to maintain it overtime. Here’s how it could help you:
When you exercise as part of a group, there is a little added extra something you don’t find when you work out alone. The whole really is more than the sum of its parts, for when a group gets together, you feel a sense of camaraderie with those exercising alongside you. You’re in it together through the challenges and the triumphs, laughing, crying, and trying. This sense of community and camaraderie is the magic ingredient that’s missing when you work out by yourself.
Exercising as part of a group can be a lot more fun and less of a chore than when you do so alone. In fact working out by yourself can soon seem monotonous, feeling like a rather unpleasant task you have to attend to, rather than something to which you look forward.
Stuck in a rut?
Moreover, exercise alone, and you’re more likely to get stuck in a rut when it comes to your work out, repeating the same routine and never trying anything new. It’s all too easy to stick with the exercise you know you can do and ignore those activities you find more difficult.
A fresh perspective
So, exercise with a group, and it may provide you with a fresh perspective, potentially encouraging you to vary your work out. You may discover strengths and talents you never knew you had.
Try something new
So, working out with a group could encourage you to try something new exercise-wise, which you may not have had the confidence or opportunity to do so before. So exercise with a group and learn new routines, methods and techniques.
Plus, if you’re feeling underwhelmed at the prospect of exercising, the group will buoy you up, helping to re-motivate you and keep you going, even when the going gets tough. Exercise alone, and there’s no one to encourage you if you tire, give up or don’t even begin.
Moreover, seeing those around you progress and reach their fitness goals will inspire you to keep going. Their positive approach may imbue your attitude to exercise too.
Moreover, if you’ve committed to meet friends for a work out, you won’t want to let them down. Planning and committing to a class ahead of time will give structure to your exercise routine, give you goals and keep you motivated. As you’ve committed to the group, you’ll want to see it through.
So as you can see, the advantages to exercising as part of a group are many and varied – so now it’s time to rethink your work out, start exercising with a group and perhaps join a boot camp.