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The Athletic Club

of Overland Park
23 Jan 2018

What To Expect At Your First Group Fitness Class

Group fitness has been a staple in the fitness world for many years. It is a great way to get active and stay fit without having to come up with your own workout routine. It is also a great way to workout with your friends. From yoga to spinning, there are many different classes out there, you just have to try them out to see which ones work best for you and your needs.

So now that you have made the decision to take a class, what should you do? A lot of people like to introduce themselves to the instructor. This will help because some times there is specific equipment needed for some classes and the instructor will be able to tell you what exactly you need. It will also be helpful for you because the instructor now knows that there is a new person in the class, so they can give some lower intensity options.

Along with introducing yourself to the instructor, it can be beneficial to introduce yourself to other people in the group. It’s likely that they have been in that specific class before, so they can help you out on the ins and outs of the class. It is also a great way to create a community and gaining people to hold you accountable for your fitness goals.

Don’t just try a class once and decide that it’s not for you. Most experts say that you should try a class three to five times before making that decision. There can be learning curves, especially for classes like Zumba or Step, and you will have to learn some things before you can really get into it. Just remember that it is a process.

Group fitness provides a lot of variety in your workout regime. It is a great way to keep introducing new things into your repertoire and to keep you learning.

If you are interested in group fitness classes at The Athletic Club, click here to see our class schedule and learn about the different types of classes we offer!

 

Sources:

http://www.acsm.org/public-information/articles/2016/10/07/benefits-of-group-exercise
http://www.nifs.org/blog/bid/313304/Tackling-Your-First-Group-Fitness-Class