6 Reasons to Take a Group Fitness Class

6 Reasons to Take a Group Fitness Class

By: Akm 09/06/15 Group Fitness Classes

 Chicago Group Fitness Classes

Long gone are the days of group aerobics classes filled with only women wearing bright leotards and neon leg warmers. Things have changed, and Chicago group fitness classes have evolved into a very popular form of exercise for both men and women alike. If you haven’t considered trying group exercise, I have a few reasons that may change your mind:

  1. Helps You Meet New People

Group fitness classes are a great way to meet new people in your community. Each time you attend class, you start to see some of the same faces, and soon enough, acquaintances become fast friends. CrossTown Fitness frequently hosts social events where members can really get to know each other outside of the gym, creating a strong community of friends who share the same fitness values.

  1. Challenges You

When you’re working out by yourself, it can be tough to really get motivated. But when you’re exercising in a group of people led by an instructor, you always have someone pushing you to do your best. And if you have friends in the class, a little friendly competition never hurt anyone!

  1. Leaves You Accountable

Having to sign up for a group class forces you to make time in your schedule for exercise. You’re held accountable for actually showing up and getting your workout in. Soon enough, you’ll have a consistent exercise schedule that will become as natural as going to work each day.

  1. Its Fun!

I know – workouts and fun don’t always go hand-in-hand, but they can with group fitness classes! You can socialize with friends before and after class and get a challenging and effective workout from expert HIIT trainers. Besides offering the best group fitness classes, CrossTown Fitness brings in a DJ a few times a month to really create an upbeat, fun environment conducive to a good sweat session.

  1. Provides Variety

While working out on your own can certainly be effective, it’s easy to find yourself in a rut, not sure about how to switch up your workouts and keep them challenging. With group fitness, however, you have an expert instructor who teaches class in a different way every time you come into the gym. He or she changes both the format and the exercises to keep workouts interesting and effective.

  1. Offers Efficiency

We all know the feeling of being on the treadmill, thinking you’ve been running for 10 minutes, only to look down and see that you’re 60 seconds in. Workouts don’t have to be boring. High intensity interval training is so fast paced that an hour class flies by. You’d be surprised as to how little you glance at the clock during the workout. Most often, you’re too focused on your breathing and movements to worry about what time it is.

If you’re ready to try group fitness classes, our West Loop gym is the perfect place to start!

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