6 Benefits of Group Fitness Classes

4. Variety

Cardio kickboxing, bootcamp, spin, Pilates, Insanity--the list goes on. There are several types of group classes offered by gyms and athletic clubs.

Having a variety of classes in your weekly workout regimen is a great way to create muscle confusion, which keeps your body guessing and ramps up your metabolism. It also helps prevent boredom.

5. Accountability

Some facilities require members to sign up in advance for specific classes. This is a great way to keep yourself accountable for your workouts. If you're signed up and it's on your schedule, there's a good chance you won't skip it. If your gym doesn't require you to sign up, find a few classes that you want to take and invite a friend or pencil it in on your calendar.

6. Fun

There's really no other way to put it: Group fitness classes are fun. Between the upbeat music, a great workout and a group of people motivating each other along the way, it's an enjoyable way to exercise. If you're looking to add a little more pizazz and fun in your fitness life, group classes may be just what you need.

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About the Author

Sue Parke

Sue Parke is a certified group exercise and Pilates instructor. She's also a brand ambassador and a contributing writer for various companies. She loves running, hiking, skiing and strength training. Sue is also a singer and graduate from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Songwriting. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, and including them on her outdoor fitness adventures. Sue can be found on Twitter, Facebook and her personal website at www.sueparke.com.
Sue Parke is a certified group exercise and Pilates instructor. She's also a brand ambassador and a contributing writer for various companies. She loves running, hiking, skiing and strength training. Sue is also a singer and graduate from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Songwriting. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, and including them on her outdoor fitness adventures. Sue can be found on Twitter, Facebook and her personal website at www.sueparke.com.

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