Small Group Fitness isn’t what it was in the past.
Tell someone you’re going to a group fitness class and immediately they think of spandex or Zumba.
However, times have changed and so has small group training. Small group training is so much smarter, safer, and better than it ever has been before.
Heres 13 reasons you should try out small group training:
1) It’s Time Efficient
Most small group classes (including the ones run out of Club Sweat) generally run anywhere from 30-45 minutes, making it super convenient for anyone strapped for time. Keeping your workout efficient would be much harder with a solo routine, making small group classes the optimal choice for those wanting to fit more into their week effectively.
2) Small Group is challenging at every level
If it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you. If a small group class is run properly it will be structured for any and all fitness levels. At Club Sweat, we use the FitRanx level system where each exercise is catered specifically to you based on age, height, weight, and gender making it the best bang for your buck group class out there. Exercise shouldn’t be a one size fits all approach, everyone has different levels and different starting points and should be trained that way!
3) Develop every element of your fitness: Strength, aerobic/anaerobic capacity, muscular endurance, mobility, and stability.
Smart small group training classes will hit each of these areas either in each workout or through the week in a well-structured program that makes sure you never overtrain yourself. At Club Sweat, we have classes ranging from strength, HIIT, endurance and stretch therapy classes structured strategically to make sure all facets of your fitness are taking care of.
In our opinion is the number 1 reason you should attend a small group training class. Plain and simple its science, there are numerous studies showing that the exercise is psychological more than physical, being surrounded by not only a trainer but 4-10 people pushing themselves to be better will only help you stay more accountable to your fitness routine and make it a permanent lifestyle.
5) Get free professional advice
The quickest way to develop competence and skill is under the guidance of an expert
At Club Sweat, all of our coaches are certified in numerous aspects of fitness which brings a plethora of knowledge to the table for you to pick our brains about any and every facet of training. Come in early or stay late to pick our brains and gain a wealth of knowledge you can’t find anywhere else.
Heading to the gym solo can be daunting, walking in seeing machine after machine with a sea of people floating around can be intimidating. Unfortunately, most people don’t know where to start. With small group classes, your coach will take the thought process out of your training routine, learn cutting-edge exercises in a structure that will give you the best results possible without having to sort through the clutter of a gym.
7) Make new friends:
Man is by nature a social animal. It, therefore, makes sense that we should take up every opportunity to increase the frequency and quality of our interactions with others.
Fortunately, group classes give us a great opportunity to do this. Sharing some sweat equity with friends and strangers will only help boost motivation and adherence to exercise which are proven to be the biggest factors in long-term lifestyle change.
8) Build a weekly routine:
80% of people who start an exercise routine fail. How do you ensure yours not in that statistic? Make sure exercise becomes a habit. At Club Sweat, we have ample class times which will make scheduling your gym life a lot easier. Stick with us for 3 weeks and you’ll be right in the groove. Exercise won’t feel so much like a chore and will end up feeling like just another part of your life.
9) Bad form is corrected:
Completing exercises with bad form is not only exploding your risk of injury its also not particularly effective for working the area of your body that the exercise is aiming to develop. Think of bad form as trying to cut down a tree with a plastic spoon. With Club Sweat, we have built in regressions and progressions to make sure every movement looks good. Before you even start your first group training class we do a plethora of assessments to make sure your body is capable of doing the exercises so you never have to worry about getting hurt.
Honestly, this is probably the most important reason of all! Let’s face it if it’s not fun your never going to stick to it ng term. and the only way to get noticeable results is by adhering to the program consistently over the long haul. Group exercise is like back in the day when you head to the playground with your friends, we just replace the slide with squats!
11) Cheaper than a personal trainer:
Being in the industry for over 7 years I know how effective personal training is, but I also know how harsh it can be on the wallet. All of our group trainers are certified personal trainers, every 6 weeks the team sits down in our “war room” to structure and plan the next phase of workouts. It’s essentially like working with 3 trainers for less than a 1/3rd of the price.
12) Be part of a team:
Effective teams outperform individualizes every day of the week, you push harder, support others and generally have more fun doing so. Group classes generate a sense of camaraderie between members, particularly when you are striving for the same goals.Group class not only help with adherence but they also help motivate you to push harder, whether it’s helping a team member finish their last couple reps, or seeing the person beside you give 110% is only going to make you dig a little deeper.
13) Better results:
Anyone going to the gym does so to achieve results, whether aesthetic, health or sports performance. With group exercise results tend to come quicker mostly due to the benefits I have laid out above.
So if you’re looking to lose weight, tone up, improve your performance, make some new friends and create a new lifestyle come try jump head first into Club Sweat’s 28 Day Transformation Challenge, where you will be working out with like-minded people in a non-intimidating fun friendly atmosphere.