That doesn't mean classes are without their overthinking, though. See the funny thoughts everyone has during a group workout class.
I'll just be taking my place in the back, thank you very much.1 of 14
The start of a group class can be pretty uncomfortable. You're not sure if you should be making conversation with the people around you or stretching on your own, but there's one thing you know for sure: YOU WILL NOT BE IN THE FRONT ROW, SO HELP YOU GOD.
OK, this is easy. I can do this.2 of 14
Ah, that false sense of security that marks the beginning of every group sweat. Even when the instructor tells you this is the warm-up ("Just to get the blood pumping!"), you can't help but ponder how ridiculously easy group classes seem to be.
Just kidding, this is really, really hard.3 of 14
Once the real work begins, you glance at the clock only to realize you have 40 minutes left in this hell-hole. Survival remains unclear.
LOL I can't keep a beat at all.4 of 14
You thought you had rhythm, but one eight-count at Cardio Hip-Hop has you questioning whether you should ever step foot on a dance floor again.
Wait–are these pants see-through?!5 of 14
There's nothing like performing a downward dog in close proximity to others to make you start second-guessing your favorite pair of black leggings.
How are they making this look so effortless?6 of 14
Whether it's the instructor or the person right next to you, you are in awe of their fitness level and general ability to not look like an octopus on land.
I neeeeed to know the name of this song.7 of 14
Why do fitness instructors have the world's best playlists? You're desperately trying to remember bits of the lyrics so you can Google it later while also worrying about getting the next exercise correct.
Maybe I should look into becoming a fitness instructor...8 of 14
You could make extra money and get this person's abs! Sure, you can barely make it through the class without fainting, but that's beside the point.
EXCUSE ME, HOW MANY REPS?!9 of 14
Forget what you said about becoming an instructor. You are not this stone-cold.
I'm going to need this person in the front to calm down...10 of 14
Please keep your unbridled enthusiasm and zest for life TO YOURSELF.
I REALLY WANT TO QUIT BUT I. JUST. CAN'T.11 of 14
You refuse to be the first person to give up. Herd mentality is a dangerous thing.
SWEET SALVATION, the cool-down is here!12 of 14
You would much prefer to crumble onto the floor in a pile of sweat and despair, but sure, you'll try and do this deep-breathing crap.
I'm definitely coming back next week.13 of 14
Or tomorrow. And the day after that. You just had your best workout in ages!