Group and at-home fitness can be a fantastic way to vary your workouts, gain muscle mass or facilitate weight loss. If you’re new to fitness and getting in shape, choosing a new fitness call can be tricky and you may not know where to start.
Which workouts are the best for complete exercise newbies? What classes should you get involved in if you’re looking to reach your optimum levels of body and fitness goals and improve your mental health? Here are a few easy tips for choosing the best class for you.
Look For A Workout That Suits Your Needs
You may live for intense and fast-paced cardio-based workouts or feel more at home with a low-impact workout such as yoga or Pilates. Most good gyms will have plenty of options for you to choose from. And several group fitness classes are even great for people who may be recovering from injuries or those not used to the gym environment.
Pick A Class That Suits Your Schedule
Most of us fit the gym around our busy lifestyles. With many gyms open longer hours than ever and some even being open 24 hours a day, it’s easy to find a way to get in some exercise than ever before. From super high intensity 45 minute classes to more relaxing 2-hour mind/body sessions there’s guaranteed to be something for you.
Pick A Workout Class You Can Stick To
Getting fit is done most easily when it’s something that you find you enjoy, do often and are able to commit to for some time. We know that getting some form of regular exercise is the best way to see improvements, build a structure and develop social relationships with other gym-goers. Sticking to a workout routine can be tricky, so consider getting a gym buddy to keep each other accountable. A home fitness program can be great until you build up your confidence at the gym
Popular Group Fitness Workouts You Can Start Today
Now that you know how to pick the best class that could be right for you, take a look at a list of popular, well-rounded group classes that could be both effective and fun for your lifestyle goals.
This popular ballet dance-inspired workout isn’t just one for the girls. It’s a head-to-toe definition and toning workout that focuses on core and stability. Structured around the ballet bar, mat and floor work, these challenging exercises are guaranteed to keep you on your toes.
Yoga & Pilates
Based on ancient health principles from India, yoga is a form of exercise based on deep breathing, stretches, and meditation. Beginners can look for classes such as Vinyasa Flow, where the moves are slower and less intensive. Usually aimed at beginners, in these classes, you’ll learn more about the basics of yoga and how to focus on your moves. If you’re looking for something to help you get stronger and looking to learn more advanced poses, you can look into a Power Yoga class.
Pilates is another great group class if you’d like to become strong and bendy. Many who practice Pilates claim that its a great way to achieve maximum results with relatively low impact. Many studios even offer Yogalates, which is a great way to get the dynamic moves of Pilates with the relaxation of yoga.
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