8 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Group Fitness Class

5. Do you have any injuries?

Injuries are inconvenient, but fitness fanatics and athletes are bound to get one from time to time. When injuries do occur, it's important to administer proper treatment and rest when needed.

If you have an injury, make sure you choose a class that won't aggravate it or cause it to become worse. Instead, choose something that will help keep you conditioned while you recover.

More: 5 Resistance Band Exercises to Prevent Injuries

6. What type of setting are you looking for?

Some classes are all about loud music and fast-paced exercises. Others move more slowly and are a bit more relaxed. Be sure to read the descriptions of the classes offered at your gym to make sure you choose something that provides a setting you'll enjoy.

7. What is the instructor like?

The quality of a group fitness class often relies on the instructor. Finding an instructor who's personable, engaging and likable can make a big difference when it comes to your performance during class. Do your best to find an instructor who will help motivate you and your fitness goals.

8. Have you tried something new?

It's easy to find one or two things you like and stick with them, but it's also important to keep your body guessing. If you're stuck in a rut of doing the same workout, don't be afraid to try something new and choose a new class to switch up your routine. This is not only great for your metabolism, but it's also a great way to keep yourself from getting bored.

More: 7 Indoor Fitness Classes to Try

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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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