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.
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.
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.