fitnesshealthIssue 18

Adding Group Exercise to Your Routine

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By Gitaine Reis & Angel Chere, In-Shape Health Clubs

The kids are going back to school, and it’s time for you to go back to class too! Regularly schedules group exercise classes can ve a great addition to your daily workouts.


The average group exercise class can burn 140 to 800 calories. And, of course, there are many other benefits to joining a group exercise class:

Make Friends: Attending group exercise classes can be very social. You can meet new people who have similar lifestyles or fitness goals as you do. Making friends in a group exercise class will get you off the couch and into the gym.

Get Motivated: Working out in a group setting, where everyone is working towards their goals, can motivate you to push yourself to your limits.

Be Accountable: Group exercise classes will make you accountable for showing up, just like an appointment. You don’t want to disappoint the instructor and your new fitness friends!

Challenge Yourself: When you work out by yourself, it can be easy to slack off during your least favorite exercises. In group exercise classes, you are more likely to work out harder. It is easier to challenge yourself under the watch of an expert instructor.

Add Variety: You will never get bored! There are a variety of classes to choose from that can suit your needs. Need more cardio? Try out a Zumba® class. Are you sore from your workout yesterday? Stretch out in a Yoga class.

Enjoy Convenience: Local health clubs offer multiple classes a day for your convenience. Most classes last an hour or less, so group exercise should fit into your day nicely. Check with your gym online, and find the class that fits into your schedule.

Specialized Instruction: Senior citizens can try a class focused on their needs like SilverSneakers®,  which features specialized exercises and healthy living tips. Those suffering from arthritis can try A.F.A.P. Aquatics®, an Arthritis Foundation approved, low-impact water aerobics class that improves joint mobility, muscle tone, and functional endurance.

With so many group exercise classes out there, it’s easy to find the right class for you. So get out there, and try a group exercise class today!


For More Information on Group Workout Classes, visit In-Shape Health Clubs online at



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