As children, we loved playing with our friends, and as teenagers, our world also revolved around our friends. As adults, we still like being active with our friends, but we don’t always feel that we have the opportunities or time to do so. Here’s where group fitness training comes in – it gives us the chance to be physically active with others, and in so doing, we feel young again.
The ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) says group fitness training offers a range of benefits that you might miss out on if you work out on your own. These include exposure to a social and fun environment, an effectively designed and safe workout that requires no prior experience or knowledge, a consistent schedule, and an accountability factor for participating.
An appropriately designed group fitness training session includes warming up, cooling down and flexibility, as well as conditioning. When people exercise by themselves, they often skip the sections of a workout that they don’t enjoy or are not sure how to do properly. A group trainer not only designs each component of a workout, but he or she also predetermines the intensity to ensure that muscular and cardio-respiratory fitness is improved. The trainer can also help participants to engage in other healthy lifestyle choices outside the gym.
With 6 locations in the Carolinas, In Motion Fitness is not just another local gym! We offer group fitness classes, personal training, massage & physical therapy, nutrition & meal planning, and many other fitness and health services. To find out how we can help you get into shape, contact us today.