If you could find a way to improve your workouts and increase your fitness level, would you be interested? Choosing the most effective workout routine that will enable you to achieve the greatest level of success isn’t always easy. But deciding whether to work out on your own or become part of a gym community is an easy choice. Becoming part of a gym community and working with a group can improve the quality of your exercise as well as increase the chances of reaching your fitness goals. The following are 7 reasons you should be part of a gym community.
Working out with other people provides a great incentive for sticking with an exercise program. Most people are excited in the beginning, but often lose interest after a few weeks. A gym community can provide a positive atmosphere as well as the motivation you need to make continual progress. Knowing that others in the group will know when you miss a workout will provide the necessary accountability and encouragement to stay involved. The class trainer will also notice your absence and reach out when you’re a part of a gym, such as Boot Camp classes at Edge Body, where you’re not just considered another number.
Working out with other people with similar goals creates a connection and forms bonds that will ultimately result in greater levels of success. Enjoying the company of other people while working toward a common goal provides a layer of support that will keep you going when you hit those plateaus. Ever go out to get fast food just because everyone in your office is going for lunch? Imagine a group of people that are helping to influence you towards healthy choices. Think about how much more successful you will be. You may even develop friendships that extend beyond the gym.
Increasing your endurance, strength and overall fitness performance is another reason to be part of a gym community. Working with others provides an increased desire to continually make improvement and maintain steady progress. Surrounding yourself with people that are striving toward similar goals while working through the same workout will ultimately improve results. Think about doing sprints by yourself versus running alongside someone else. Friendly competition can also keep you striving to put forth your best efforts.
When working out by yourself, you’re basically guessing whether you’re executing each movement and technique correctly. While working out with a group, the instructor, as well as other participants can help you improve your technique. This will ultimately lead to greater success as well as lessen the chance of injury due to improper movements. Watching others while you’re working out will enable you to more quickly learn fitness moves and more efficiently perform different aspects of each workout routine. The trainers at Edge Body are always helping members adhere to proper form and technique.
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When you’re exercising on your own it can be difficult to maintain a regular routine. It can also be difficult to remember each specific exercise you need to include and the number of repetitions. When working out by yourself you are also more likely to skip exercises you don’t enjoy. Workouts that are organized by experienced instructors are expertly planned and provide the best workout possible. When working with an instructor in a gym community he or she will make sure you get in the necessary number of hours each week and engage in the specific type of routine needed to achieve maximum results. The workouts at Edge Body are programmed to do just that… to ensure muscle balance and progression is achieved for each member.
Working out alone often means doing the same exercises in the same way for weeks at a time. Mixing up a workout is an important aspect of fighting boredom. Working different muscle groups on different days will enable you to achieve the best results. A gym community can offer a variety of workout routines and class formats to keep you from getting bored as well as from hitting plateaus.
We all know that when children get together they often lose track of time and can play for hours. Yet each of these children individually will often complain that they’re bored in a short amount of time when by themselves. Working out with a group in a gym community will simply be more fun than trying to maintain a fitness routine on your own. Watching others and communicating along the way will change exercise from something you dread to something you actually look forward to doing. Not to mention it can be easier to get through a hard workout when you are a part of a group all working together towards the same goal. Try making yourself do burpees… not as likely!
And that’s this edition of Tips from the Trainer…sweat on!